Brad Fritsch Seeking Higher Status

Brad Fritsch (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick)
Brad Fritsch (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick Golf Photography)
Brad Fritsch (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick Golf Photography)

The finals of the 2014 Tour Qualifying School get underway on Thursday at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The 108 hole finale features seven Canadians in the field, among them – Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ontario.

Fritsch already has limited status on tour but is choosing to attend in an attempt to improve his priority ranking.  The winner this week, for example, will receive fully exempt status and be exempt from reshuffle in the priority rankings throughout the year. It’s a position that would help a player be able to predetermine their schedule and maybe give them an opportunity to work in some qualifiers for PGA TOUR events.

Fritsch will tee off o round one at 8:22 a.m. (10th tee) on Thursday for the first of six rounds with no cutline.  Play will conclude on Tuesday, December 16th.

There is prize money down to the 45th spot, with the top finisher not only winning the coveted exempt status, but also $25,000.

Other Canadians in the field at he Tour Qualifying Final Tournament:

Ryan Williams, (Vancouver, B.C.)

Wes Heffernan, (Calgary, AB)

Ted Brown (Peterborough, ON)

Beon Yeong Lee (Montreal, QC)

Ryan Yip (Calgary, AB)

Corey Renfrew (Victoria, B.C.)

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