Fritsch takes lead into final round of Q School

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Brad Fritsch (Golf Canada/ Bernard Brault)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Canada’s Brad Fritsch isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as he continues to tear up PGA National, taking a five-shot lead into the final round of  the Tour’s 2015 Q-School.

The Ottawa resident carded a 2-under-par 70 during Monday’s round at PGA National’s Fazio Course – the fifth of the six round event – which included two bogies and four birdies. He’s sitting at 22-under heading into Tuesday’s finale.

With a win on Tuesday, Fritsch would earn fully-exempt status for the 2015 Tour season without having to concern himself with reshuffles. Players inside the top 10 and ties will be exempt until the third reshuffle. Those who place inside the top 45 (and ties) will be exempt until the second reshuffle.

Sitting second at 17-under is American Andrew Landry who carded a 5-under 67 Monday to climb two spots up the leaderboard.

Aside from Fritsch, six other Canadians are taking part in Tour final qualifying.

Peterborough, Ont.’s Ted Brown has a share of 18th at 10-under after firing an 1-under 71.

Vancouver’s Ryan Williams matched his best round of the tournament, a 3-under 69, to sit tied for 10th at 3-over.

Calgary’s Ryan Yip had a 4-over 75 and is tied for 111th at 5-over.

Victoria, B.C.’s Cory Renfrew is 7-over (T116th); Calgary’s Wes Heffernan is 11-over (T133rd) and Montreal’s Beon Yeong Lee is 13-over (140th).

For full Q School leaderboard results, click here.