Sunday, March 8th started with much promise for Canadian pros competing on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tours. The ending was not as happy as it could have been.
At the PGA TOUR‘s opposite field event, the Puerto Rico Open, British Columbian Adam Hadwin began the final round just two strokes off the lead. A slow start left him dropping fast on Sunday and when he went two strokes over par on his back nine, ultimately shooting a 74, it dropped him 22 places on the day. His tie for 27th earned him $18,736.36 to bring his season total for earnings to $325,510.
The fall was even harder for Manotick, Ontario raised golfer Brad Fritsch on Sunday. With 27 holes to play the veteran of two seasons on the PGA TOUR was lurking in the top ten at the Web.com Tour Cartegena de Indias at Karibana Championship Presented by Prebuild in Colombia.
What followed was, by his own account, was “less than a stellar effort” as he dropped 29 places in the 4th round alone. His 11 over par score of 83, in windy conditions that plagued the tournament, even causing wind delays, left him in a share of 42nd place by the time the dust settled. The only redemption was that it was his best finish of the 2015 Web.com Tour campaign so far.
Typical of Fritsch, he did not absolve himself in any way for his closing performance as he noted via Twitter.
Well that was less than a stellar effort. Everything kinda just fell apart in round 4…lots of wind but no excuse. Off to Brazil.
— Brad Fritsch (@BradFritsch) March 8, 2015