Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

March 7, 2018

THE FLATS – The PGA Tour’s Florida schedule resumes this week after a week off for the World Golf Championships event in Mexico, and one of Georgia Tech’s current players joins a full contingent of Tech alumni are in the field for the Valspar Championship … Four former Yellow Jackets on the Web.com Tour are back in action this week following a month-long tour hiatus … this and more in this week’s #ProJackets Golf Report.

Yellow Jacket sophomore Tyler Strafaci (Davie, Fla.) will not be with his teammates in Myrtle Beach this weekend, instead joining five Tech alumni in the field for the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. Strafaci earned an exemption into the field by winning the Valspar Collegiate Invitational last March, just as former Jacket Ollie Schniederjans had done in 2015. The sophomore has a 71.56 stroke average and a pair of top-10 finishes this year.

Schniederjans missed the cut playing as an amateur (71-75), and missed the cut again last spring as a pro (71-72) on the par-71 Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort.

Strafaci is paired for the first two rounds with Abraham Ancer of Mexico and Ben Silverman of Canada. Also in the field at the Valspar are Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Richy Werenski and Schniederjans, all of whom had last week off while Matt Kuchar was Tech’s lone representative in the WGC-Mexico Championship. He finished 58th. Kuchar is in a heavyweight threesome for the first two rounds with Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott.

“I’ve told [Strafaci] not to measure yourself against the Tour players – the golf course is set up for them. Whether you make the cut or not doesn’t mean you’re any better or worse than you were before you go down there.” Tech coach Bruce Heppler

Category flow chart a la @chadparker2. Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket all scheduled out to the minute. So far, very little deviation. So far…. pic.twitter.com/aNzppjKMH5

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) March 3, 2018

Had a great time, as always, competing @SipandSwineBBQ with my boys @mlipper91 and @chadparker2. We are @queschool strong even though our highest finish was 27th (chicken) out of 59 teams! Here’s our brisket box which was a beauty, but a fraction undercooked for perfection. pic.twitter.com/Zrqv4ez4l6

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) March 5, 2018

Hadley finds time for woodworking hobby. https://t.co/Bj2DDGXqPr

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) March 7, 2018

Been getting into woodworking when I’m not playing golf. I built this butcher block style side table with a built in cooler. pic.twitter.com/wdStZSTycR

Chesson Hadley (@chessonhadley) April 3, 2017

Web.com Tour: After a month-long break in the schedule, the Web.com Tour resumts this weekend in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico for the El Bosque Mexico Championship, where Anders Albertson, Roberto Castro, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson are all in the field working to get themselves into the top 25 by the end of the season and earn back their PGA Tour cards. Albertson is the highest-ranked of the group in earnings (37th). Thompson has been busy even without competition, working to raise money for the victims of the recent shoot shooting at his alma mater, Stoneman Douglas High School.

How a Parkland school alum is bringing activism to PGA Tour https://t.co/EYZSaue5RV via @nypostsports pic.twitter.com/XnZcf40jzy

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) February 22, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Valspar Championship • March 8-11, 2018 • Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course) • Palm Harbor, Fla. • Purse: $6,500,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: El Bosque Mexico Championship • March 8-11, 2018 • El Bosque Country Club • Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico • Purse: $650,000
PGA Tour Champions: Toshiba Classic • March 8-11, 2018 • Newport Beach Country Club • Newport Beach, Calif. • 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: 
$209,369
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
41
Earnings
$18,859
 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: 
$7,129,260 (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
97
Earnings
$4,485
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,738,815
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
91
Earnings
$343,509
 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: 
$4,911,362
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
17
Earnings
$1,486,316
 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: 
$42,402,743
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-58
74-74-73-71–292 (+8)
 FedEx Cup Rank
87
Earnings
$470,363
 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: 
$12,500,281
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-30
74-71-69–214
 Schwab Cup Rank
64
Earnings
$18,573
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
50
Earnings
$13,300
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,020,957
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
37
Earnings
$856,596
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
123
Earnings
$1,670
 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
162
Earnings
$113,099
 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
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
152
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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