LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Zack Fischer closed with an 8-under 64 on Tuesday in Q-school to earn top status on the Web.com Tour next year.
This was the first year that Q-school only offered status on the PGA Tour's secondary circuit. Fischer finished at 31-under 401 in the six-round tournament at PGA West. As the medalist, he is assured entry into every Web.com Tour event.
Scott Pinckney shot a 68 to finish second. Pinckney and the other players in the top 10 will have full status through 12 tournaments. After that, the priority ranking will be reshuffled depending on the money list. That group includes Max Homa.
Players who finished between 11th and 45th do not face the reshuffle until after the eighth event. Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, tied for 11th.