Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

March 13, 2018

THE FLATS – Three former Yellow Jackets made the cut at last weekend’s Valspar Championship, maintaining their position in the FedEx Cup race … Tech went 4-for-4 in made cuts at the Web.com Tour El Bosque Mexico Championship … this and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Stewart Cink (T31), Matt Kuchar (T40) and Ollie Schniederjans (T49) made it through to the weekend at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. Only Cink, with a 66 in the final round, and Kuchar, with a 69 on Sunday, were able to break 70 on the difficult Copperhead course, where Paul Casey emerged as the winner at 10-under-par 274. Cink and Kuchar are 90th and 91st, respectively, on the FedEx Cup points list, while Schniederjans is 40th.

Chesson Hadley, who sits at 19th on the FedEx Cup list, and Richy Werenski missed the cut, while Cameron Tringale had the week off. Current Tech sophomore Tyler Strafaci played the event on a sponsor’s exemption for winning last spring’s Valspar Collegiate Invitational, and shot 75-76, missing the cut.

The Tour moves inland to Orlando this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where Cink, Hadley and Schniederjans are in the field at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

In the opening round of the 2018 Valspar Championship, Matt Kuchar sinks a 26-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole.

Learned on @GolfChannel yours truly is most cumulative over par (+17) among all players on 17th hole since @ValsparChamp has been played at Innisbrook Copperhead course. #nosuchthingasbadpublicity Played it +1 this week, feels like a big step forward!

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) March 11, 2018

Web.com Tour: All four Tech alums in the field made the cut and finished in the top 50 last weekend at the El Bosque Mexico Championship, led by Seth Reeves, who rebounded from a pair of missed cuts to tie for 18th place at 7-under-par 281. Roberto Castro tied for 29th place, while Nicholas Thompson tied for 34th and Anders Albertson tied for 48th. All but Albertson moved up in Web.com Tour earnings, where Reeves ranks 48th and Albertson 49th. The top 25 at the end of the season earn PGA Tour cards for 2018-19.

The tour take a week off this week and resumes next weekend with the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

PGA Tour Champions: Larry Mize tied for 50th place at last weekend’s Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif. He ranks 65th in earnings this season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational • March 15-18, 2018 • Bay Hill Club and Lodge • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $8,900,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Chitimacha Louisiana Open • March 22-25, 2018 • Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club • Broussard, La. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: Raspican Systems Classic • March 23-25, 2018 • Fallen Oak Golf Club • Biloxi, Miss. • 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: 
$211,215
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-48
70-72-73-72—287 (-1)
 Money rank
49
Earnings
$20,705
 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: 
$7,133,745 (PGA + Web)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-29
71-69-73-70—283 (-5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
86
Earnings
$8,970
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,793,130
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-31
70-72-75-66—283 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
90
Earnings
$378,825
 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
missed cut
75-75—150 (+8)
 Money Rank
19
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: 
$42,482,943
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-40
71-72-72-69—284 (E)
 FedEx Cup Rank
91
Earnings
$495,063
 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: 
$12,520,439 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-50
71-74-70—215 (+2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
65
Earnings
$23,118
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$112,197
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-18
73-69-72-67—281 (-7)
 Money rank
48
Earnings
$21,211
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,036,388
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-49
72-71-72-71—286 (+2)
  FedEx Cup rank
40
Earnings
$872,027
 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
T-34
70-69-72-74—285 (-3)
 Money Rank
100
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
167
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
missed cut
76-77—153 (+11)
  FedEx Cup rank
158
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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