Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Feb. 6, 2018

THE FLATS – They all had near aces at the loud and boisterous 16th hole over the weekend, and Ollie Schniederjans, Chesson Hadley and Matt Kuchar all stayed in contention late Sunday and finished in the top five of last weekend’s Waste Management Phoenix Open … Former Tech All-American Charlie Rymer makes his PGA Tour Champions debut this week … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Schniederjans, in his second full year on Tour, stayed near the top of the leaderboard all weekend, firing rounds of 68-68-68 before going even lower on Sunday with a 65. He jumped 30 spots to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup standings following his best finish of the year to date. The Tech All-American has two top-10 finishes in three 2018 events to go with three top-25 finishes from the fall, and he surpassed $3 million in career earnings this weekend.

Kuchar gave himself a chance on Sunday by firing a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday, but couldn’t quite duplicate that Sunday after posting a 67 that included a near hole-in-one at the par-3 16th. The 2016 U.S. Olympian and four-time Ryder Cup team member leaped nearly 70 positions in the FedEx Cup race to 77th.

Hadley, who at No. 14 has the highest position in the FedEx Cup race of all the former Yellow Jackets, shot 66-68-68-68 in the tournament. In just eight events, Hadley has a runner-up finish and a third-place finish among four top-10 showings this season, and has accumulated $1,452,137 in earnings, less than $300,000 off his career high of the $1,703,316 he earned over 29 tournaments in 2014.

In the final round of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Matt Kuchar from 169 yards comes agonizingly close to a hole-in-one on the famous par-3 16th hole.

In the third round of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Ollie Schniederjans comes within inches of an ace from 218 yards on the par-3 16th hole.

In the third round of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Chesson Hadley makes birdie after a 128-yard tee shot that left him with a 3-footer on the par-3 16th hole.

In the opening round of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Richy Werenski from 151 yards sticks it to within 5 feet of the flag before making birdie on the par-3 16th hole.

Looks like @ollie_gt is pulling for #TB12 and the @Patriots on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/vve4BT8k5a

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 1, 2018

Golfweek: Ollie Schniederjans makes late charge at Phoenix Open https://t.co/JPPOML2tHe via @golfweek pic.twitter.com/cwhSDr02IE

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) February 5, 2018

The Tour moves to Northern California this weekend for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where David Duval will compete for the first time this year, joining Hadley, Stewart Cink, Cameron Tringale and Richy Werenski.

Web.com Tour: Anders Albertson has gotten off to a solid start to 2018, posting a tie for 25th and a tie for 17th in his two events. The Tech All-American finished last weekend’s Panama Championship with scores of 69-70-68 to post a 281 (+1). Taking his first round out in each tournament, Albertson has averaged 68.7 in rounds two through four and stands 40th in earnings. The Web.com Tour moves South to Colombia this weekend, with Albertson, Roberto Castro, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson all in the field, before taking a three-week break.

PGA Tour Champions: Charlie Rymer, a two-time All-American at Georgia Tech and an analyst at Golf Channel for the last 10 years, has dusted off his golf clubs and will play in five Champions Tour events this year, beginning with this weekend’s Boca Raton Championship at the Old Course at Broken Sound. The Tech Sports Hall of Fame member also will compete in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, April 13-15 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., before moving on to three other events later this year, all while continuing his on-air schedule with Golf Channel.

Most intimidating interview I’ve ever done. #coulrophobia pic.twitter.com/klKbMx87tJ

— Charlie Rymer, PGA (@CharlieRymerGC) February 3, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am • February 8-11, 2018 • Pebble Beach Golf Links • Pebble Beach, Calif. • Purse: $7.400,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Club Colombia Championship • February 8-11, 2018 • Bogota Country Club • Bogota. Colombia • Purse: $700,000
PGA Tour Champions: Boca Raton Championship • February 9-11, 2018 • The old Course at Broken Sound • Boca Raton, Fla. • Purse: $1,600,000
Mackenzie Tour:qualifying tournaments in United States in March and April

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$202,468
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-17
74-69-70-68–281 (+1)
 Money rank
40
Earnings
$11,958
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$7,126,530 (PGA + Web)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
78
Earnings
$1,755
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,739,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
72
Earnings
$324,281
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$4,877,183
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-5
66-68-68-68–270 (-14)
 Money Rank
14
Earnings
$1,452,137
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$42,339,985
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-5
71-68-64-67–270 (-14)
 FedEx Cup Rank
77
Earnings
$352,105
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,488,301
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$90,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
79-70–149 (+9)
 Money rank
38
Earnings
$13,300
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,007,031
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-3
68-68-68-65–269 (-15)
  FedEx Cup rank
27
Earnings
$842,670
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,532,725 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-55
70-73-75-68–286 (+6)
 Money Rank
104
Earnings
$1,670
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,785,461
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
72-72–144 (+2)
 FedEx Cup Rank
153
Earnings
$94,322
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$890,262
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
72-71–143 (+1)
  FedEx Cup rank
135
Earnings
$121,739
 Vincent Whaley
 Fayetteville, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2017
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
 High School: McKinney Boyd
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a

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