Drewitt tops Aussies at Web.com Tour Q-School
Brett Drewitt was the leading Australian at the Web.Com Tour Qualifying School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, earning full privileges on the US secondary Tour for season 2016.
Drewitt finished tied for 21st behind 21-year old Canadian Adam Svensson, who clinched medallist honours with 20-under par total of 266.
Brett Drewitt (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Most importantly, Drewitt finished inside the all important top-45 to guarantee a full schedule on Tour although his priority ranking will be subject to a reshuffle at various points throughout the year based on performances.
Unfortunately, Drewitt’s result was one the other six Australians who made it through to the final stage were unable to emulate.
Adam Crawford, Alistair Presnell, Rohan Blizard, Nick Cullen, Lincoln Tighe and Nick Flanagan all finished down the list at a windswept PGA National layout and will have restricted opportunities to play in events next year.
Presnell suffered the most spectacular fall from grace after beginning the final round inside the top-ten. However an 8-over 79 on Sunday has underlined what has been a forgettable year for the 36-year old Victorian.
Solid finishes at both the Australian Masters and Australian Open had Presnell in good spirits and during the Open, he spoke about his plans to sit out the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast to travel early to the US to properly rest and prepare for Q-School.
For three rounds, his preparation looked likely to pay the ultimate dividend but his immediate future has been cast into doubt after falling all the way to finish tied 58th at the end of the four round event.