Fritsch qualifies for Canadian Open

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:02 AM ET

OTTAWA - Brad Fritsch is getting on a roll at the right time — and giving his career a much-needed boost.

The 33-year-old from Manotick, Ont., qualified for this week's Canadian Open after shooting a 7-under 65 at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, B.C., on Monday.

Fritsch earned one of four spots up for grabs at the Canadian Open — which starts Thursday at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver — and tied for low round of the day with Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C. Also qualifying were Mitchell Evanecz of Red Deer, Alta., and Josh Habig of San Diego, with 67s.

Fritsch, who lost his Nationwide card after 2009, will be making just his fourth PGA start and first since 2008.

However, he is coming off a tie for third at the Canadian Tour Players Cup in Winnipeg, where he had a hole-in-one on Saturday.

Monday's round was also his third straight 65.


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