For the third time this year Brad Fritsch has posted a top 10 finish on the Nationwide Tour.
The 34 year-old former Manotick, Ontario resident pulled it off at the BMW Charity Classic in Greer, South Carolina where he held a share of the 54-hole lead at 12 under par.
He knew he would need a strong final round to be able to hoist his first trophy since the 2006 Azores Open, but unfortunately it was not to be. A closing 70 left him two shots out of the playoff that saw Nick Flanagan defeat fellow Australian Cameron Percy. He shared 5th place.
The showing was not without benefits however. Fritsch picked up $21,900 for the effort, allowing him to return to the coveted Top 25 on the Tour’s Money List. If the Tour were to end today he would be in the 25th and final position that would secure a PGA Tour Card for 2013. After being as high as 16th on the that money list earlier in the year Fritsch had recently fallen to 35th place.
To date in 2013, Brad has won $61,834 on the Nationwide Tour bolstered by three top ten finishes and six made cuts in nine tournament played.
This weekend Fritsch returns to Ontario from his current home in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
On May 28th he will make an appearance at the Max Keeping Foundation Charity Tournament at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
He will then return home to the Raleigh area to play the Nationwide Tour REX Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation, the golf course he practiced out of until just over a year ago.