Fritsch Pushes Lead To Six at Qualifying

Brad Fritsch (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick)
Brad Fritsch (Credit: PGA TOUR)
Brad Fritsch (Credit: PGA TOUR)

On Thursday Brad Fritsch shot even par and was looking up the leaderboard at a lot of other players at the Final Qualifying Tournament for the 2015 Tour.

Four days later the Manotick, Ontario-raised golfer is soaring above them all.

The 37-year old Rideau View Golf Club member continued his frantic golf pace at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Sunday, adding another significantly under par round to his mounting total.  His four round scores of 72, 64, 65, and 65 have pushed him to -20 in relation to par with two more rounds scheduled to play.

More impressively it puts him six shots ahead of his nearest pursuer.  It’s an important margin on a set of golf courses (Fazio & Champion) at PGA National where tricky winds seem to show up at the most inconvenient moments.  The cushion is one any tournament leader wants, especially at an event where the winner walks away with fully exempt status (no reshuffle in the priority rankings) for the entire 2015 season.

Thats a realistic goal now for Fritsch, but it’s certainly not guaranteed.  His level of play, though, is making seem a whole lot likelier.

For round number 5 on Monday he’ll have the the very last tee time (10:12 a.m.) on the Fazio Course.  He’ll he joined by his nearest pursuers, Rick Cochran III and Ted Purdy.

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