The six round marathon that is the Web.com Tour Q School concluded Tuesday at PGA National and Canadian Brad Fritsch won with a six day total of 27-under par. It was a seven shot win for the one time PGA Tour pro and his first ever as a professional golfer.
Fritsch had to hold off 150 other golfers on both the Fazio and Champion Courses over the six day event and now is fully exempt on the Web.com Tour in 2015.
“It was the best I’ve seen Brad play, no question,” added Fritsch’s caddie of three years, Jeff Scott. “His ball striking was awesome, and his putting was on a different level. He made a ton of putts every day.”
Fritsch had an interesting story on how he ended up at Q School. He finished last season on the PGA Tour at number 151 and the top 150 keep their cards for another year so he had to go and play in the Web.com Tour Playoffs in order to try and get it back. He failed to even record a top 30 finish in any of events and as a result had to go all the way back to Q School in order to keep even his status on the Web.com Tour.
Fritsch finished in a tie for third in the second stage which got him to the Finals in Palm Beach Gardens where he got the win in impressive fashion.
Fritsch wasn't the only one that locked up his Web.com Tour card for 2015. Several local golfers also recieved their cards and will be playing on the tour this upcoming season.
Justin Peters of Stuart and Curtis Thompson of Coral Springs both finished in a tie for 11th at 13-under to be exempt until the second reshuffle or about eight to 10 events. Curtis Thompson is the brother of LPGA star Lexi Thompson who was out supporting her brother throughout the six rounds. Bryden MacPherson of Palm Beach Gardens will also guaranteed himself some starts on tour with his tie for 21st.
There were several goflers that, while not finishing in the top 45, will also have some limited status on tour as well going forward. Those include Brandon Smith of Palm Beach Gardens, Adam Long of Jupiter, Nyasha Mauchaza of Port St. Lucie, Tommy Cocha of West Palm Beach, and PGA Tour Canada graduate Hugo Leon of Tequesta.