A Home Game Working Out For Brad Fritsch

Brad Fritsch has received an exemption in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open (File Photo: Flagstick)
The approach into the 18th hole at TPC Wakefield Plantation (Photo: Scott MacLeod)
The approach into the 18th hole at TPC Wakefield Plantation (Photo: Scott MacLeod)

It’s not been the best year on the golf course so far for Manotick, Ontario’s Brad Fritsch but a little home cooking appears to be paying off this week.

The Web.com Tour member is currently playing the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, not far from his adopted home of Holly Springs, North Carolina.  It also happens to be hosted at a course where he has spent a lot of time through the years, the TPC Wakefield Plantation. He is a former member.

The 37 year-old has made five of nine cuts so far this year on the tour but it has added up to just $9,918 in earnings.  The winner of the 2014 Web.com Qualifying School has not exactly been in contention on the weekends he has played in 2015, his best finish has been a share of 41st. That could all change on familiar ground.

Through the first 36 holes Fritsch is -5 after rounds of 69 and 68, respectively.  That had him in the top 25 after he completed play on Friday, still within reach of the leaders.

It’s even more so when you consider he finished with five birdies in a six hole stretch on Friday.  He knows how to score, and particularly how to do so on this layout.

The setting is right for what could potentially be his best finish this year.

To keep up to date on the scoring of Brad Fritsch and fellow Canadians Ted Brown and Ryan Yip in this event see the live leaderboard at this link.