Dec. 18, 2013
By Michael Eldridge | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Former UT Arlington golfer Zack Fischer claimed the top-seed and a full exemption on the Web.com Tour in 2014 by winning the six-round Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Fischer fired a final round 8-under 64 on Tuesday at the PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course in La Quinta, Calif. to claim the championship by two strokes. Tied with Scott Pinckney, an Arizona State product, with two holes remaining, Fischer birdied the 17th and 18th to claim the win.
"For Fischer to open the toughest tournament in professional golf with a 75, and then go on to win the PGA Web.com Tour School tells me how mentally tough he really is," UT Arlington golf coach Jay Rees said. "I am so proud of Fischer. This is just the start of a great professional golf career. He will win on the Web.com Tour and he will play on the PGA Tour one day."
Fischer, shooting a 75-67-66-65-64-64 (401), claimed a full exemption on the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season and will have the opportunity to earn his PGA Tour card in 2015 with a top-25 finish on the money list in 2014.
Fischer became UTA's second all-time qualifier for the U.S. Open in 2013 and made his first professional PGA cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May.
As a Maverick, Fischer competed from 2007 to 2011 and was an All-Southland Conference selection, a PING All-Central selection and a qualifier for the NCAA regionals.
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