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Canada's Brad Fritsch Earns PGA Tour Card; Fellow Canuck Adam Hadwin Misses Out

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Brad Fritsch Earns PGA Tour Card; Fellow Canuck Adam Hadwin Misses Out

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Canada's Brad Fritsch earns PGA Tour card

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MCKINNEY, Texas - One Canadian earned his PGA Tour card for next season, while another came agonizingly close.

Ottawa's Brad Fritsch will play with the big boys in 2013 after firing a 69 in Sunday's final round of the Web.com Tour Championship to finish eight shots back of winner Justin Bolli, who closed with a 6-under 65.

The top 25 players on the overall money list earned PGA Tour cards.

Fritsch's finish put him into the top-25 along with Bolli, who earned $180,000 to move from No. 44 to No. 9 with his two-shot victory over James Hahn. Fritsch moved to No. 18 overall, with his total earnings for the year at $186,168.

Adam Hadwin wasn't as fortunate. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer closed with a 65, getting up-and-down from behind the green on the par-5 18th at the TPC Craig Ranch for one last birdie.

He was projected to go from No. 48 to No. 25 on the money list and earn his Tour card if he stayed in a three-way tie for second with Hahn and Morgan Hoffman, who closed with a 64.

It didn't happen.

Hahn's second shot into the 18th went well right of the green and onto a cart path. He took a free drop, and then lofted a chip that stopped just inside three feet from the pin. Hahn knocked in the short birdie putt to finish alone in second place.

Hadwin, who would have made $74,667 for a three-way tie for second, earned $58,000 for his two-way tie for third. The difference was enough to allow Jim Herman to finish 25th on the money list.

Hoffman, who started the year with no status on the Web.com Tour, was No. 31 on the money list and easily cracked the top-25 to graduate to the PGA Tour. Doug LaBelle was at No. 26 and tied for 13th to also move into the top-25.

"I attacked very well today," Hoffman said after posting the lowest score Sunday. "It worked out great. …

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