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Canada’s Fritsch Wins Tour Q-School by 7 Shots

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:28 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:28

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Brad Fritsch of Ottawa, Canada, captured medalist honor by seven shots at the Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, earning fully exempt status on the Tour in 2015.

With fully-exempt status, the 37-year-old can set his own schedule and play in any Regular Season Tour event he chooses, plus the four-event Tour Finals if he finishes among the Regular Season top 75. Fritsch earned $25,000.



Players’ Goals Shift with One Round Remaining at Q-School

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:31 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:16

Justin PetersPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Kevin Prise/PGATOUR.COM) — This year marks Justin Peters’ 16th trip to Q-School, and Peters has learned a trick or two along the way.

Peters played a total of 13 holes during practice rounds, making sure to conserve his energy for the rigors of the week. He knows that the format provides plenty of time to make up for mistakes — just as long as you don’t compound the errors.

This is only the second time that the Boston, Massachusetts, native has reached Final Stage. He has stuck to his guns throughout the week, maintaining a positive attitude through the inevitable ups and downs at the Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National Resort and Spa.



Fritsch Opens Six-Shot Lead at Q-School

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 23:43 Sunday, 14 December 2014 23:38

Brad FritschPALM BEACH, Florida (Dave Kaplan/Golf Canada) — Brad Fritsch carded his third consecutive round of under par golf at Q School, firing a 6-under 65 in Round 4 to stretch his lead to six strokes.

The Ottawa resident took up where he left off after a 65 in the previous round, birdying three of his first four holes before adding five more on the back nine, including a pair on 17 and 18.



Fritsch Leads Q-School by Two Shots

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 05:49 Sunday, 14 December 2014 05:42

altPALM BEACH, Florida (Dave Kaplan/Golf Canada) — Brad Fritsch is the overall leader thru 54 holes at Q School, after carding a 7-under 65 at PGA National on Saturday.

The Ottawa resident made six birdies and an eagle on the day to back up his second-round 64. Fritsch’s only bogey was on the 11th hole. He currently sits alone atop the leaderboard at -14, two strokes ahead of Americans Rick Cochran III and Matt Fast.



Fritsch 1 of 7 Canadians Shooting for Tour Status

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:32 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:21

altPALM BEACH, Florida (Dave Kaplan @davykap/Golf Canada) — Seven Canadians will tee-it-up when the final stage of Q-School begins on Thursday.

The 150 players in the field will hope to secure spots on the 2015 Tour over the course of six days at PGA National's Champion and Fazio courses.

The overall winner of Q-School earns full status for 2015, while spots 2-10 are awarded status for the first 12 events of the season. Those who finish between 11th and 45th earn entry into the first eight events of 2015, while players finishing 46th or higher earn conditional status.



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