(October 28, 2012 - Oakville, ON) - Canadian Tour alumnus Brad Fritsch is headed to the PGA TOUR.
The 34-year old capped a brilliant 2012 season on the Web.com Tour with a T-8 finish at the Web.com Tour Championship Sunday, locking up his spot inside the top-25 on the tour's money list and earning a PGA TOUR card for 2013.
Fritsch, who hails from Manotick, ON, had six top-10s and over $210,000 in earnings on the season to lock up his spot 'The 25,' who each receive exempt status on the PGA TOUR for 2013. Fritsch finished 18th on the money list for the year.
Fritsch played eight seasons on the Canadian Tour including last season, posting 16 career top-10s and 28 top-25s.
Two-time Canadian Tour winner Adam Hadwin made a heroic charge to try and join Fritsch on the PGA TOUR, shooting a final-round 65 to get into contention. Hadwin needed a T-2 finish with no more than two others, but former CANTOUR player James Hahn birdied his final hole to finish solo second and deny Hadwin a card.
Hahn finished 5th on the money list to earn his PGA TOUR card, joining Andres Gonzales Doug LaBelle II and Fritsch as Canadian Tour alumni to earn their PGA TOUR card via finishing in the top-25.
Below is a collection of media attention Fritsch garnered after earning his card: