Brad Fritsch is remaining active after not making it into the FedEx Cup playoffs this year.
Fritsch, who played 18 PGA Tour events this season and finished 204th in regular season FedEx Cup points, will attend Web.com Tour Q-school later this year. Those who finish 126th to 200th play in the Web.com Tour Finals currently in progress, leaving Fritsch just outside that group in final standings.
Since then, Fritsch played in Denmark on the European Tour, and this week will be playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada during the Ontario Championship at National Pines, near Barrie, Ont.
The Ontario Championship is the last event on the schedule in which players can qualify for the top 60 on the Order of Merit who move on to the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship next week in London, Ont.
If Fritsch is to make it into the top 60 and play next week, he’ll need at least a two-way tie for third at a time when the entire field will be jockeying for position inside the top 60.
Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., for example, is currently sitting on the bubble in 60th place, while Calgary’s James Love is 57th, with both hoping to remain in the top 60.
On the top end of the money list, the first place finisher at the end of the season will earn full-time status on the Web.com Tour next season, while second through fifth will pick up conditional status.
Six though 10 will receive an exemption into the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-school, while the 11th through 20th-place finisher get exemptions into the second stage of Q-school, so there’s plenty at stake this week.
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Sponsor exemptions this week include Austin James of Bath, Ont., Hugo Bernard of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Que., Matt Hill of Sarnia, Ont., Eric Hawerchuk of Barrie, Ont., Andrew Jenson of Ottawa, Mandeo Pathania of Toronto, Drew Nesbitt of Oro-Medonte, Ont., and Keaton Jones of Kitchener, Ont.