Brad Fritsch needs to go low this week at the finals of Web.com Tour Qualifying. The Manotick, Ontario golfer’s playing schedule for 2015 rides on it.
With limited status for that tour this year the former two-year member of the PGA TOUR needs a good showing at PGA National Golf Club in Florida. It will help guarantee how often he will be able to play to start next season. For a good overview of that check out Chris Stevenson’s story for the Rideau View Golf Club (where Brad is a member) on their Facebook page.
Fritsch started steadily with a 72 on Thursday but Friday’s round was more in line with what he needed. After a two under par, 33, on the front side on the course that hosts The Honda Classic, Brad added five more birdies and had no blemishes on the back. The resulting score of 64 (-7) vaulted him nearly 50 places up the leaderboard by the time he finished his round.
As of 3:10 p.m. Friday afternoon he was tied for 5th place.
The top spot is in sight.
If he should happen to earn that miraculous position among the 150 players in the field he would pot a pretty big prize.
And no, not the $25,000 which would make for some nice Christmas money to bring back to his young family, but a valued spot as a fully exempt player on the Web.com Tour. The winner earns that, which also maintains their position on the player priority ranking. They can make their own schedule. As of now he’s only guaranteed a handful of starts.
With his 64 on Friday, winning the Q-School is a marginally greater possibility for Fritsch but there are still four rounds of golf to be played. That’s a lot of golf. Anything can happen.
The Web.com Tour Qualifying is scheduled to finish Tuesday, December 16th.