Zack Fischer has won what some have called the toughest golf tournament to win outside of the major championships.
The UT-Arlington product won the six-round Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament by posting an 8-under 64 in the final round Tuesday at the PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course in La Quinta, Calif.
Fischer bounced back the final five rounds after an opening round of 75. He shot 67-66-65-64-64 the final five rounds to win the tournament by two strokes over Scott Pinckney.
By winning the tournament, Fischer will be fully exempt and the top-seed next year on the Web.com Tour. If he finishes in the top-25 on the Web.com Tour money list in 2014, he will earn his PGA Tour card in 2015.
"He just won the toughest tournament there is to win," said UTA golf coach Jay Rees, who maintains a close relationship with Fischer. "I'm so proud of him and he made the most of his opportunity and this is just the first step. I know he will win on the Web.com Tour and I have all the faith in the world that he will play on the PGA Tour full-time some day."
Fischer competed in four PGA Tour events last season, including the U.S. Open at Merion. He didn't make the cut there, however, he finished 68th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May. That was the only PGA Tour cut he made.
-- Drew Davison