Canada's Fritsch claims Medalist honors
December 16, 2014
- December 16, 2014
- Brad Fritsch with Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee after the tournament. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Brad Fritsch of Ottawa, Canada captured medalist honor Tuesday by seven shots at the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, earning fully exempt status on the Web.com Tour in 2015. With fully-exempt status, the 37-year-old can set his own schedule and play in any Regular Season Web.com Tour event he chooses, plus the four-event Web.com Tour Finals if he finishes among the Regular Season top 75. Fritsch earned $25,000.
Finish Pos. Name Residence (native of, if not U.S.) College 1 Brad Fritsch Holly Springs, N.C. (Canada) Campbell U.
The following players finished 2-10 and will be exempt through the first three re-rankings in 2015 based on early season performance on the Web.com Tour. They eached earned $15,000.
2 Andrew Landry Austin, Texas Arkansas 3 Dustin Bray Charleston, S.C. North Carolina 4 Rhein Gibson Monkey Island, Okla. (Australia) Oklahoma Christian U. 5 Tain Lee San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Claremont McKenna College 5 Seamus Power Waterford, Ireland E. Tennessee State 7 Rick Cochran III Paducah, Ky. Middle Tennessee State 8 Matt Fast Hattiesburg, Miss. Mississippi State 8 Stephan Jaeger Chattanooga, Tenn. (Germany) U. of Tenn-Chattanooga 8 Cody Gribble Dallas, Texas Texas
Those players who finished 11 through 43, including ties (49 players total), are exempt through the first two re-rankings. They each earned $10,000.
11 Justin Peters Stuart, Fla. U. of Nevada 11 Curtis Thompson Coral Springs, Fla. LSU 11 Andy Winings Brownsburg, Ind. Kentucky 14 Jorge Fernandez-Valdes Miami, Fla. (Argentina) -- 14 Mark Silvers Thunderbolt, Ga. South Carolina 16 Ted Purdy Phoenix, Ariz. Arizona 16 Greg Eason Leicester, England Central Florida 16 Andrew Yun Chandler, Ariz. Stanford 16 Tyler Duncan Columbus, Ind. Purdue 16 Ryan Spears Wichita, Kan. Wichita State 21 Bryden MacPherson Jupiter, Fla. (Australia) Georgia 21 Patton Kizzire St. Simons Island, S.C. Auburn 21 Ben Geyer Arbuckle, Calif. St. Mary’s College of Calif. 21 D.H. Lee Yongin City, South Korea -- 21 Brady Schnell Phoenix, Ariz. Nebraska 21 Hugo Leon Santiago, Chile Southeast Louisiana U. 21 Jeff Corr Longwood, Fla. Jacksonville State U. 28 Chris Gilman Yorba Linda, Calif. U. of Denver 28 Mikey Moyers Stanardsville, Va. Virginia Tech 28 Cameron Wilson Rowayton, Conn. Stanford 28 Michael Hebert Auburn, Ala. Auburn 28 Jhared Hack Sanford, Fla. Central Florida 28 Trevor Simsby Carlsbad, Calif. Washington 28 Brock MacKenzie Seattle, Wash. Washington 35 Hunter Hamrick Montgomery, Ala Alabama 35 Jeff Gove La Quinta, Calif. Pepperdine 35 Ted Brown Richmond, Va. Virginia Commonwealth 35 Erik Barnes Sarasota, Fla. Austin Peay State 35 Brian Richey Lakeland, Fla. Florida Southern College 35 Abraham Ancer San Antonio, Texas Oklahoma 35 Kelvin Day Charlotte, N.C. (England) Charleston Southern U. 35 Si Woo Kim Garden Grove, Calif. (S. Korea) -- 43 Matt Atkins Owensboro, Ky. S. Carolina-Aiken 43 Drew Scott Henderson, Nev. San Diego State 43 Sam Love Trussville, Ala. Alabama-Birmingham 43 Richy Werenski Bluffton, S.C. Georgia Tech 43 Frank Lickliter II Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Wright State U. 43 Rob Oppenheim Orlando, Fla. Rollins College 43 Tyler Aldridge Nampa, Idaho Boise State
Those who finished beyond T43 will follow the above groups and be slotted according to their Qualifying Tournament finish. They will be subject to the first re-ranking.
Re-rankings will come after approximately every fourth event.
The 150 who competed at the Qualifying Tournament over the last six days will join the approximately 90 other players who already secured Web.com Tour status via 2014 performance.
The 2015 Web.com Tour season gets underway Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City, Panama.