Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Sept. 19, 2017

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar has made it back to Atlanta for the ninth consecutive year and will be in the 30-player field for this week’s Tour Championship at Bobby Jones’ home golf course, East Lake Golf Club. Meanwhile, Chesson Hadley picked up his second Web.com Tour win of 2017 by capturing the Albertson’s Boise Open.

The 2000 Georgia Tech graduate and three-time All-American posted his eighth top-10 finish of the season last weekend at the BMW Championship, tying for fifth place with a 15-under-par total of 269 (67-68-67-67). The performance lifted him to 12th place in FedEx Cup points, which at the moment is his highest standing since 2014. By making it to East Lake, and with his Official World Golf Ranking of No. 13 he has earned exemptions into all of the 2018 major championships. He also has surpassed $41 million in official earnings for his career.

The flip side, however, is that Stewart Cink and Ollie Schniederjans did not advance to East Lake. Cink finished 53rd in FedEx Cup points, his highest finish since 2009, and is fully exempt for 2017-18. Schniederjans finished his rookie campaign at No. 60.

Matt Kuchar cards an eagle at the eighth hole in the third round of the BMW Championship.

Web.com Tour: Not content to rest on his laurels after winning the LECOM Health Challenge in early July and locking up his PGA Tour card for 2017-18 at the end of the regular season, Chesson Hadley made a late back-nine charge Sunday with birdies on three of his last four holes to secure his second victory of the season at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Hadley entered the day five shots back of the lead but posted the round of the day with a 6-under 65 to edge Ted Potter, Jr. and Jonathan Randolph by one shot with a 16-under 268 total for his fourth career Web.com Tour victory.

Meanwhile, Cameron Tringale (tied for 25th at Boise) and Roberto Castro (tied for 29th) continued to battle for a position among the top 25 earners in the Web.com Tour Finals. Castro moved up to 37th in earnings with two events to go, and Tringale is tied for 43rd. Seth Reeves, who missed the cut, is the next highest at 45th.

Watch Chesson Hadley’s interview following his victory Sunday at the Albertson’s Boise Open.

Elsewhere: Larry Mize posted one of his best finishes of the season with a tie for 11th at last weekend’s Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. He fired rounds of 69-68-68 (-5) and finished six shots off the pace of Jerry Kelly. The PGA Tour Champions’ regular season comes to a close this coming weekend, and Mize is 55th in the Schwab Cup race … James White tied for 34th place last week in Freedom 55 Financial Championship, the final event of the season on the MacKenzie Tour, where he finished 45th in the order of merit. The top five received 2018 exemptions on the Web.com Tour.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Tour Championship • September 21-24, 2017 • East Lake Golf Club • Atlanta, Ga. • Purse: $8,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: DAP Championship • September 21-24, 2017 • Canterbury Golf Club • Beachwood, ,Ohio • Purse: $1,000,000
PGA Tour Champions: Pure Insurance Championship • September 22-24, 2017 • Pebble Beach Golf Links • Monterrey Peninsula, Calif. • Purse: $2,000,000
Mackenzie Tour: season over

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
73-71—144 (+2)
 Money rank
T76 (T-60 in finals)
Earnings
$79,564
 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: 
$6,593,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
T-29
65-71-67-73—276 (-8)
 FedEx Cup Rank
172 on PGA Tour (T-37 in finals)
Earnings
$367,362
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,415,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-27
67-66-70-72—275 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
53
Earnings
$1,463,922
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-Tours
  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: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$4,234,200 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
1st
67-68-68-65—268 (-16)
 Money Rank
9 (earned PGA Tour card)
Earnings
$471,350 ($82,208 on PGA Tour)
 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: 
$41,751,630
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-5
67-68-67-67—269 (-15)
 FedEx Cup Rank
12
Earnings
$4,046,239
 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
237 (PGA Tour)
Earnings
$12,376
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,429,587
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-11
69-68-68—205 (-8)
 Schwab Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$245,118
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,129,782
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
190
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$82,953
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
68-76—144 (+2)
 Money rank
60 (T-45 in finals)
Earnings
$82,953
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,164,361
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
66
73-70-66-77—286 (+2)
  FedEx Cup rank
60
Earnings
$1,935,669
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-68
70-70-68-76—284 (E)
 Money Rank
32 (74 in finals)
Earnings
$131,848
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,691,139
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
T-25
73-66-69-67—275 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
133 (T-43 in finals)
Earnings
$792,814
 MINGHAO WANG
 Xian, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-13
 High School: Celebration Academy
 Status: PGA Tour China
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$897,087
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
106
Earnings
$890,262
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$14,442
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-34
74-68-66-67—275 (-5)
 Money Rank
45
Earnings
$13,296

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