Fritsch, Gunn take their best shot

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:20 AM ET

Brad Fritsch was feeling a little under the weather yesterday.

It's not a good time for the Manotick pro to be feeling poorly with a 9:50 tee time this morning in the opening round of the second stage of PGA Tour qualifying staring him in the face.

"I didn't feel that good (yesterday). I just played nine holes and tried to sleep it off. Hopefully it was just the breakfast I ate," said the 26-year-old.

The second stage of Q-School is taking place at four sites over the next four days in the U.S. Fritsch is in Kingwood, Tex., near Houston, at the Deerwood Golf Club. The top 19 or 20 (depending on the size of the field) advance to final stage of qualifying early next month in Palm Springs, Calif.

There are 14 Canadians trying to advance out of the second stage. Three have already made it to the final Q-School: David Morland IV of Aurora, David Hearn of Brantford and Alan McLean of Thunder Bay.

Carleton Golf and Yacht Club head pro Graham Gunn, meanwhile, tees off today in the final stage of qualifying for the Champions Tour at The King & The Bear Golf Course in St. Augustine, Fla.

The Champions Tour Q-School is six rounds with a cut after 72 holes. The top seven players in the field will be fully exempt for next year while the next eight earn conditional status.


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