Fritsch Endures Rough Weekend In Colombia

American Cody Slover prevailed in Colombia / Photo - Tour de las Americas
American Cody Slover prevailed in Colombia / Photo - Tour de las Americas

Let’s just say it wasn’t the best weekend of Brad Fritsch’s professional golf career.  After opening rounds of 71 and 72 in windy conditions at the Pacific Colombia Tour Barranquilla Open Pres. by Helm in Barranquila, Colombia, the 33 year-old plummeted out of the top ten over the weekend.

The final rounds of the event co-sanctioned by the Canadian Tour and South American-based Tour de las Americas saw Fritsch post two consecutive rounds of 83, pushing him to 59th spot in the field of 61 players who made the cut.  The tough conditions meant Brad only fell to the 15th spot after his third round of 83 but the same score on Sunday dropped him 44 valuable places in the field.

The winner on Sunday was American Cody Solver who finished the 72-hole tournament at one under par.  Only he and second place finisher Benjamin Alvarado were the only players who completed the tournament with an overall score of even par or better.

Fritsch will remain in Colombia for one more week to play another Canadian Tour/Tour de las Americas Co-Sanctioned event – the Pacific Colombia Tour Championship. Last week Fritsch finished tied for 6th in Colombia, at the 2011 Open International Golf III Copa Antioquia, an event co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Americas and the European Challenge Tour.

In 2010 Fritsch finished in 10th place in the Canadian Tour’s season-long Order of Merit.

Born in Edmonton and raised in Manotick, Ontario, Fritsch played varsity golf and was an academic all-american at North Carolina’s Campbell University and has dual American/Canadian Citizenship.

He now resides in Holly Springs, North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

Flagstick Digest delivers the most current and informative golf content directly to your inbox. Whether looking for the latest from the Tours, In-depth Interviews, Product Analysis or just about anything golf...WE DELIVER!