David Lingmerth wins in Maryland
Published on Friday, May. 24, 2013 08:54PM EDT Last updated on Sunday, Oct. 07, 2012 08:52PM EDT
POTOMAC, Md - Brad Fritsch did not lose any ground in the Web.com Tour money list after a disappointing finish Sunday at the Neediest Kids Championship.
The Ottawa-area golfer carded a final round 75 which included a pair of bogeys and a quadruple bogey 8 on the par-4 13th to slip into a tie for 16th. The result was worth $7,880 for Fritsch which left him in 21st place on the money list.
The top 25 at the end of the season are guaranteed their PGA Tour card.
Sweden's David Lingmerth closed with a 4-under 66 in cold and damp conditions for a one-stroke victory over Casey Wittenberg, wrapping up a 2013 PGA Tour card.
Lingmerth finished at 8-under 272 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and earned $108,000 to jump from 27th to seventh on the money list with $249,043, more than enough to guarantee a top-25 finish.
"It feels fantastic," the 25-year-old former Arkansas player said of his first professional title. "I've been working my whole life for an opportunity to play with the big boys. This is huge because I've been close a few times. It took me a little while, but this feels great."
Wittenberg shot a 69, missing a 40-foot birdie try by inches on the final hole. He earned $64,800 to regain the money lead with $407,453 with three events left.
The temperature barely cracked 50 degrees.
"I was actually fist-pumping in the car coming over this morning," he said. "I knew it was going to be lousy weather. This is a good day in Sweden."
Australian Alistair Presnell (69) and Tennessee's Phillip Pettitt (69) tied for third, two shots back. Chris Wilson (70), winner of the Price Cutter Charity Championship, was another shot back and solo fifth.
Stuart Anderson of Sooke, B.C. carded a final round 69 despite a triple-bogey 7 on the 15th. He was one of only 11 players to break 70 on the day.
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., shot 72 to finish in a tie for 25th.
Files from the Associated Press were used in this report