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Different strokes for different folks at Web.com Tour Q-School

The Web.com Tour’s eligibility ranking – the list that determines who gets into tournaments – is in flux throughout the season. Every four events, players are re-ranked based on the current season’s earnings. Q-School’s top 45 finishers, like Thomas (T-32) are exempt through the first two re-ranks, guaranteeing they’ll stay high in the rankings for the first eight events. The top 10 at Q-School, like Gunn (T-6) stay atop the reshuffle for the first 12 events; Q-School’s winner, Zack Fischer, is fully exempt for the entire season.

Q&A: Zack Fischer

Zack Fischer is fully exempt on the 2014 Web.com Tour by virtue of winning the Qualifying Tournament in December. Winning didn’t appear likely after a first-round 75, but from there the University of Texas-Arlington graduate shot rounds of 67-66-65-64-64 to win by two shots at 31 under. The 24-year-old talked about that torrid stretch, his newest hobby and playing on the PGA TOUR with a no-name club.