Brad Fritsch's playoff magic has earned him a ticket to the Canadian Open next month.
Fritsch, who made history earlier this summer by becoming the first local golfer to play in the U.S. Open, won a three-man playoff at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham yesterday to earn a qualifier for the Canadian Open.
The Manotick native tied for first with a 68, then won the playoff with a par.
''It was gifted to me'' Fritsch said. ''The first guy hit it right and couldn't find it, and the second guy three-putted.''
This year's Canadian Open is at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster.
Fritsch became the first Ottawa-area player to earn his way into a major when he won a five-man playoff, which included PGA Tour star Vaughn Taylor, at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Summit, N.J.
Fritsch missed the cut at the Open.