Fritsch three off the lead at Q School

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Brad Fritsch (Getty Images)

Palm Beach, Fla. — Ottawa’s Brad Fritsch improved 46 spots Friday in second-round Q School action after firing a 7-under 64 at PGA National.

The 37-year-old played stellar golf Friday, making eight birdies on the Champion course after an opening score of 72 on Thursday.

Fritsch, who came up one spot shy of retaining his PGA Tour Card for 2015 in the FedExCup rankings, currently sits in a three-way tie for 5th place at 7-under, trailing leader Rick Cochran III of Kentucky by three strokes.

Vancouver’s Ryan Williams and Ted Brown of Peterborough, Ont. also climbed the leaderboard Friday, both jumping 24 spots into a tie for 45th with 2-under 70s on the Fazio course.

Cory Renfrew began the second round in a tie for 6th after opening the tournament with a 68. However, the Victoria, B.C. native shot a 76 Friday and dropped 65 spots into a tie for 71st overall with Calgary’s Ryan Yip, who shot a 71 in his second round.

Additionally, fellow Calgary native Wes Heffernan improved 27 spots with a 2-under 70, while Montreal’s Beon Yeong Lee’s 73 moved him into a tie for 145th at 10 over.

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