Fritsch In The Hunt Again On Tour; Opens With 66

Brad Fritsch (Photo: PGA TOUR)
Brad Fritsch chasing win #2 of the season (Photo: PGA TOUR)
Brad Fritsch chasing win #2 of the season (Photo: PGA TOUR)

Just over a week ago Brad Fritsch earned his first win on the Tour by topping the field in Colombia.

After an off-week for the TOUR he is showing his game is still in form as he opened play ay the El Bosque Mexico Championship in Leon, Mexico on Thursday.

The 38 year-old from Manotick, Ontario opened his day with back-to-back birdies (he started on the 10th hole at El Bosque CC) and kept cruising from there. He completed the front nine with an eagle to turn in 32 strokes (-4) and added a 34 to finish the day with a 66 (-6).  That puts him in a share of 2nd place with three other players and 54 more holes scheduled. Bryan Campbell leads the way at -7.

“Yeah, I got off to a great start today even though I didn’t feel great on the first couple holes I made some putts, which was great. And then turned around and eagled eighteen, which was a big boost to my round,” Fritsch commented. “I hit a lot of good shots on the front; I didn’t make everything but I managed to make two birdies coming in.”

He added, “A very good day; the wind was tricky today a little but. It laid down at the end but very happy with my round.”

With his win in Colombia Fritsch moved to 5th place on the 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.

The winner’s cheque this week is (USD) $117,000.