Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Jan. 16, 2018

THE FLATS – Ollie Schniederjans and Stewart Cink both put forth strong performances to get 2018 off on the right foot, finishing seventh and 32nd, respectively, at last weekend’s Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Schniederjans scored in the 60s all four rounds for a 14-under-par total of 266, finishing three shots out of a playoff between Patton Kizzire and James Hahn. It was his best finish so far in the 2017-18 season and jumped him from 64th to 40th in FedEx Cup points. Cink, meanwhile, posted a second-round 64 and finished at 9-under-par 271, moving up to 67th in FedEx Cup points. Cameron Tringale and Richy Werenski missed the cut.

The PGA Tour begins its West Coast swing this weekend with the Career Builder Challenge in LaQuinta, Calif. Cink, Tringale and Werenski are in the field while Chesson Hadley, 11th in FedEx Cup points with three top-10 finishes in the fall portion of the schedule, resumes his 2017-18 season. Schniederjans takes the week off.

Meanwhile, Matt Kuchar begins his 2018 calendar year in the United Arab Emirates at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi Country Club. He is one of five Americans (Bryson Dechambeau, Daniel Im, Dustin Johnson and David Lipsky are the others) competing in this European Tour event, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

In other PGA Tour news this week, Cink, Hadley, Kuchar and Tringale have all been named to the Tour’s 16-member Player Advisory Council for 2018. The PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the TOUR.

Following his second-round 65 at the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, Ollie Schniederjans talks about his round, goals for the year and his unique style.

In the third round of the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, Ollie Schniederjans shot a three-under-par 67, highlighted by his five birdies and an eagle.

Always good to be in Hawaii going back to GT days great way to start the year. Thanks everyone… https://t.co/PQ8lz73LRf

Ollie Schniederjans (@ollie_gt) January 15, 2018

Really excited to be wearing iconic brand @BenHogan Performance Apparel this season. I’m looking forward to a great year on and off the course. @SonyOpenHawaii great place to start! pic.twitter.com/WLDzMRxydT

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) January 11, 2018

Web.com Tour: Nicholas Thompson was the only former Tech player in the field last week as the Web.com Tour began its 2018 season in The Bahamas with the Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. He missed the cut, and will tee it up again later this week as the Tour remains in The Bahamas for the Great Abaco Classic.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Career Builder Challenge • January 18-21, 2018 • Stadium Course • LaQuinta, Calif. • Purse: $5.900,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic • January 21-24, 2018 • The Abaco Club on Winding Bay • Great Abaco, Bahamas • Purse: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Classic at Hualalai • January 18-20, 2018 • Hualalai Golf Club • Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawai’i • 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: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,681,831
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-32
70-64-69-68–271 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$266,526
 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: 
$4,556,153
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
11
Earnings
$1,131,107
 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: 
$42,059,880
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
116
Earnings
$72,000
 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
T-9
77 points
 Schwab Cup Rank
53 (2017)
Earnings
$303,651
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,606,831
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-7
66-65-67-68–266 (-14)
  FedEx Cup rank
40
Earnings
$442,470
 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
missed cut
74-78–152 (+8)
 Money Rank
T-69
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,770,281
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
74-76–150 (+6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
137
Earnings
$79,142
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$982,120
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
68-76–145 (+5)
  FedEx Cup rank
141
Earnings
$85,033
 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
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$14,442
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a

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