A score of 66 in round one of the Web.com Tour El Bosque Championship on Thursday was good for Brad Fritsch; it had him in a share of second place. But the top of the leaderboard is always the goal, just as he was able to secure almost two weeks ago in Colombia when he won his first TOUR title. To try to make that happen again he is certainly doing his part this week in Leon, Mexico.
The Manotick, Ontario golfer followed up his opening round of six under par at El Bosque Country Club with an even better 65 (-7) on Friday.
At the completion of his round he shared the lead at -13 with American Wesley Bryan.
Unlike Thursday, Fritsch played his Friday round in traditional order, starting on the 1st.
A birdie there was a good start to the day and by the 8th hole he was -5 for the day, courtesy of an eagle (his second of the tournament) on that par 5. With two more birdies on the back, and no dropped shots, it completed a very rosy picture as he heads into the weekend.
With his win in Colombia Fritsch moved to 5th place on the Web.com Tour money list. If he can stay in the top 25 by year’s end he will earn a place on the PGA TOUR for 2017.
A win or even a top 3 finish this week would nearly lock up that spot. He has accumulated $129,790 in earnings so far this year and it took just over $161,000 last year to win the last top 25 money list spot.
The winner’s cheque this week is (USD) $117,000.