Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

April 17, 2018

THE FLATS – Chesson Hadley and Matt Kuchar had shining moments in last weekend’s RBC Heritage … Kuchar honored at Atlanta Athletic Club … Seven Jackets playing at Valero Texas Open … this and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Hadley and Kuchar both got out of the gate strong at last weekend’s RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., each firing 66 in the opening round. Hadley managed to stay in contention until closing with a 72 on Sunday to tie for seventh place at 9-under-par 275, three shots off the lead. It was Hadley’s fifth top-10 finish of the 2017-18 season and his best outing since tying for fifth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. He remains Tech’s top player in the FedEx Cup race at 25th.

Kuchar, who won this event in 2014, closed with a 73 and tied for 23rd at 6-under-par 278, and advanced to 54th in the FedEx Cup rankings. He traveled to Atlanta following the tournament to be honored Monday night by the Atlanta Athletic Club with the Buz McGriff Award, which recognizes excellence in sports.

Ollie Schniederjans and Stewart Cink, who has won twice at Hilton Head, both tied for 42nd place and held their positions in the points list, while Richy Werenski missed the cut.

All five of those players are in the field for this week’s Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, while Cameron Tringale returns to action after two weeks off. Texas native Troy Matteson, a two-time PGA Tour winner, is in the field after getting through Monday qualifying at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, and will make his second Tour start of 2018.

Chesson Hadley’s interview after his opening round 66 at the RBC Heritage.

Matt Kuchar’s round 1 highlights from the RBC Heritage

Troy Matteson’s last PGA TOUR win came in a playoff over a pair of promising first-year pros, Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.

Meanwhile, Larry Mize and Charlie Rymer competed at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., just north of Atlanta. Neither of the former Yellow Jackets fared well, but it did give Rymer, whose full-time job is an analyst on the Golf Channel, a chance to return to the Tech campus. This week, Rymer is live for his Morning Drive program on Golf Channel from Morocco, where the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II is being held.

Rymer checks out Georgia Tech’s new practice facility
Before Charlie Rymer tees it up at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic he goes to his old stomping grounds at Georgia Tech to check out the new practice facility.

Headed to Casablanca thru Paris on this @airfrance wide body from ATL. @GCMorningDrive LIVE FROM Morocco starting Wednesday. With my great bud and partner @MattGinellaGC
We gonna fight like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Stepbrothers. pic.twitter.com/Dh12TNuWKV

— Charlie Rymer, PGA (@CharlieRymerGC) April 17, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open • April 19-22, 2018 • TPC San Antonio • San Antonio, Texas • Purse: $6,200,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: North Mississippi Classic • April 19-22, 2018 • Country Club of Oxford • Oxford, Miss. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf • April 19-22, 2018 • Top of the Rock • Ridgedale, Mo. • Purse: $1,800,000
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: 
$212,810
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
59
Earnings
$22,300
 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: 
$7,193,145 (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
14
Earnings
$68,370
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,835,769
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-42
70-70-70-71—281 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
104
Earnings
$420,464
 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
220
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: 
$5,202,906
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-7
66-68-69-72—275 (-9)
 Money Rank
25
Earnings
$1,777,860
 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
17 (2016)
Earnings
¥251,305
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$42,958,216
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-23
66-70-69-73—278 (-6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
54
Earnings
$970,337
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,111,266 (PGA+Web)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
197
Earnings
$39,000
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,520,439 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-64
77-71-78—226 (+10)
 Schwab Cup Rank
72
Earnings
$25,038
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$113,500
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
58
Earnings
$22,515
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,088,841
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-42
73-69-68-71—281 (-3)
  FedEx Cup rank
55
Earnings
$924,480
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,536,202 (PGA + Web)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
120
Earnings
$5,148
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,804,238
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
180
Earnings
$113,099
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$1,039,440
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
71-74—145 (+3)
  FedEx Cup rank
174
Earnings
$142,353
 Vincent Whaley
 Fayetteville, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2017
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
 High School: McKinney Boyd
 Status: MacKenzie Tour qualifying
  Last Week
T-35
75-70-72-72—289 (+1)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a

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