At Florida --
(2002-03) Shot a 225 (+9) to finish in a tie for 58th at the Schenkel Invitational...Tied for 46th at the Gator Invitational by shooting a +18 (228)...Finished tied for 24th at the Gary Koch Invitational with an even-par 144...Shot a 70 (-2) in the final round of the Koch Invitational...Tied for 66th at the Inverness Invitational with a 238 (+25).
(2001-02) Finished tied for 12th at the 2002 SEC Championships with 8-over 218...In his first ever collegiate tournament he tied for 13th shooting 73-72-73-218 (+2) at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational...Leaped up to the No. 3 spot in the line-up after spending three redshirt seasons as a Gator...Best score came at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational where he shot a 215 to place T26...Has tallied six even- or under-par rounds and 77.9 percent of his rounds posted to the team score while averaging only 5.06 rounds from the leader...led the team with three top-20 finishes and his 73.70 scoring average put him in the top-25 of the SEC ... Won team award for most improved golfer for second straight year.
(2000-01) Did not see any tournament action...
(1999-2000) Did not see any tournament action.
(1998-99) Did not see any tournament action.
Amateur Competition -- Qualified and competed in the 2002 NGA Hooters Tour Event in Middleburg, Fla....Competed at the 2000 U.S. Amateur qualifier in Jacksonville, Fla., and shot a two-day total of 154...tied for 29th at the 2000 Eastern Amateur after firing rounds of 77-69-70-73-289...Finished third at the 2000 Florida Azalea Amateur, with a three-day total of 205...Qualified for the 1999 Florida State Amateur...Competed in the 1999 North-South Amateur, qualifying for match play, after rounds of 73-73-146...Fired rounds of 71-76-147to tie for 10th in the 1999 U.S. Amateur Qualifier...Tied for seventh in the State Amateur Qualifier...competed in the Golden Isles Amateur in Brunswich, Ga., shooting 78-77-73-228...Was a competitor in the AJGA Club Junior Players Tournament...Competed in the U.S. Amateur Qualifier, shooting a 77-73-150.
Prep -- Attended the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla....Was a three-time runner-up at the State Championship...Won the future Collegiate World Tour Callaway Classic...Received 1998 Future Collegiate World Tour All-America honors.
Personal -- Born June 23, 1980 in Jacksonville, Fla....parents are Steve and Debby Melnyk...Both parents attended Florida...Steve was a member of Florida's golf team when the Gators won their first national championship in 1968, and won the 1969 U.S. Amateur...majoring in Business and Arts Administration.