Wang, Pitzen Pair Up To Grab Tour Card

Dec. 14, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL | Charles Wang successfully completed the Tour's Q-School Finals to become the youngest player in the 157-man field at 18-years old to attain his tour card December 10-13 at PGA National's Champion and Fazio Courses.
Wang began Thursday's first round with an even par 72. Along with the help of his caddie, and former (Nationwide) Tour player B.J. Pitzen, Wang arrived at PGA National with the intention of grabbing one of the top 45 positions in order to hold down his Tour card. Wang's beginning on the Fazio course put him into a tie for 81st after the first round.
During Wang's second round of play, he charged up the leaderboard by posting a 3-under par round of 68 on the Champion Course, which currently plays host to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. Wang's round included five birdies in formidable wind conditions.The 18-year-old Beijing native sat in a tie for 40th place after round two to move inside the cut-line.
Wang's 3-under par 69 on the Fazio course catapulted him into a tie for 17th after Saturday's 20-25 mph wind gusts and as the 5'11",129 pound teenager held his ground.
Despite two consecutive untimely doubles on the Champion's Course at No. 14 & the "Bear Trap's" No. 15, Wang held it together to post a 2-over par in the final round's 25-35 mph gusts on the Champion's Course.
Wang, who was aided by Pitzen's vast playing experience in professional tournaments and seven playing appearances at PGA Tour Q-School from 2002-'09, was the only player in the 157-man field to successfully qualify in all four stages (including pre-qualifying) of the 2015 Web.Com Tour Q-School. Wang, who currently resides in Bradenton and practices at The Concession Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch under the tutelage of world-renowned teacher David Leadbetter, is the youngest player to successfully attain his Tour card in 2015 and can boast of being the only player in 2015 to get his card after making the cut in all four stages (including pre-qualifying) in 2015.
Pitzen, who has caddied on tour part-time since 2009 including the (Nationwide) Tour and LPGA Tour, is the only tour caddy to successfully aid two young players 20 years old and under in attaining their LPGA and Tour cards in 2014 and '15 respectively in Perrine Delacour and Wang.

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