Local Mini-Tour Roundup

Former Buff Brittany Fan records second March victory on Cactus Tour; week after win in Arizona, Brown finishes runner-up; Workman lands conditional status on PGA Tour Canada

By Gary Baines – 03/29/2019

Brittany Fan seems to have this very enjoyable routine down pat. 

Three times since turning pro last summer, the former University of Colorado golfer has finished a Cactus Tour event tied for first place, forcing a playoff.

And three times, Fan has emerged with a title.

On Friday, she made completed the trifecta by prevailing in a 24-person Cactus event in Buckeye, Ariz.

Fan — the 2013 Colorado Women’s Open low amateur, 2015 CWGA Match Play runner-up, and winner of a college tournament a year ago this month — captured her second victory in March by defeating Maria Fernanda Lira Solis of Mexico City.

Fan (pictured on Friday) birdied the last two holes of regulartion and posted rounds of 74-71-70 for a 1-under-par 215 total. Then in the playoff, she hit the green in two on the par-5 10th hole with a 7-iron, and two-putted from 15 feet for birdie and the victory as Fernanda Lira Solis made par.

Fan’s earlier wins on the Cactus Tour came in July and on March 7. 

Elsewhere in mini-tour and Q-school action this week:

— A week after notching his second victory of 2019 on the mini tours, Zahkai Brown of Golden found himself near the top of the leaderboard again.

The former Colorado State University golfer finished runner-up in a 23-player tournament on the Dreamchasers Pro Golf Tour.

The 2013 CoBank Colorado Open champion ended up two strokes behind champion Jamie Sadlowski of Canada.

Brown went 69-70-66 for an 11-under-par 205 total and earned $4,895 in the Canadian Q-School Prep in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Glenn Workman of Pueblo West, the 2017 CGA Amateur champion, on Friday earned conditional status on PGA Tour Canada for 2019.

Workman landed that conditional card by placing between 15th and 40th at a 72-hole Q-school tournament in Santee Calif. It was the third of six PGA Tour Canada Q-school events scheduled this year. Earlier, 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle earned a spot on the circuit for after he concludes his college career at the University of Utah.

This week, Workman carded scores of 73-69-76-73 for a 3-over-par 291 total, which left him in a tie for 24th place in the 120-man field.

The 2019 PGA Tour Canada season begins on May 23 in Vancouver.