|PGA Professional John Seltzer Captures Final 2012 PGA Tournament Series Event|
|Seltzer, PGA head professional at The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich., shot 72-65--137 to win by one shot.|
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – John Seltzer of Ann Arbor, Mich., shot 65, the lowest score of the season, to pull out the victory Monday (Dec. 17) in the final event of the 37th annual PGA Tournament Series on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Seltzer made seven birdies to come from four strokes behind and win by one shot. First round co-leaders at 68, Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio (70-138) and Kirk Hanefeld of Acton, Mass. (72-140) were second and third among 18 starters.
"The putter was working today," said Seltzer, PGA head professional at The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club in Ann Arbor. "I did not hit the ball any different than the other days, I just made putts."
He had two birdies and as many bogeys in Sunday's opening round of 72. Seltzer sank a 20 footer from the back fringe after hitting 5-iron through the green at the par-3 16th, his longest birdie putt, and had his best save at the par-4 18th after missing the green left, chipping to four feet.
It was Seltzer's first PGA Tournament Series victory. His dad, Jack, the former PGA head professional at The Yacht & Country Club in nearby Stuart, won two Series events. The younger Seltzer had four top-5s and a tie for 10th in the previous five events this season. He earned $1,500 from the $4,500 purse and finished third on the money list with $5,144.16.
Rod Perry of Port Orange was the season money leader earning $6,682.50, followed by Sowards, $5,925. Perry and Sowards won two events each.