Brad Fritsch of the United States plays his tee shot at the par 5, 15th hole during the first round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 21, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. David Cannon/Getty Images/AFP
Thursdays sure are eventful for Brad Fritsch.
One week after his son, Jesse Paul, was born while he was playing the 17th hole at the Tampa Bay Championship, the Manotick golfer turned in an excellent first round Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.
Fritsch, a PGA Tour rookie, carded a 4-under 68 in one of the final groups of the day, putting him in a tie for third with John Rollins. Fritsch sits three strokes back of leader Justin Rose and one back of John Huh.