Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Anders Albertson extends streak of 70-or-better rounds to 23 … J.T. Griffin has another solid Web.com Tour finish … Stewart Cink carries the banner north of the border … more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

With three weeks remaining in the regular season on both the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour, playoff positions are beginning to solidify, and Georgia Tech’s competing alumni are getting ready.

Five ormer Jackets are solidly inside the top 125 on the PGA Tour – Chesson Hadley (18th), Stewart Cink (67th), Matt Kuchar (68th), Ollie Schniederjans (90th) and Richy Werenski (93rd), putting them in the field for The Northern Trust Aug. 23-26 and guaranteeing them PGA Tour status for 2018-19. In fact, with good performances this week to at least maintain their positions, all five are in position to advance to the second weekend of the playoffs (top 100), which is the Dell Technologies Championship at the end of August.

The tour splits to two fronts this week. Kuchar, No. 27 in the Official World Golf Ranking, plays in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, while Schniederjans, Werenski, David Duval and Cameron Tringale head to Reno, Nev., for the Barracuda Championship. Werenski tied for second last year in that event, which encourages aggressive play using the unique modified stableford scoring system.

Hadley took last week off and stayed in the United Kingdom for vacation, and is not in the field for either the Barracuda or Bridgestone, and Cink is missing this week after tying for 37th place at the RBC Canadian Open. Kuchar, Schniederjans and Tringale (No. 191 in FedEx Cup points) all missed the cut.

 

RYDER CUP:  Kuchar needs a big push in the next two weeks to claim an automatic spot on the United States team for the Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 28-30 in France. A member of the last four Ryder Cup teams, Kuchar currently ranks 12th in the USA points standings and remains within mathematical striking distance of the top eight, who automatically earn spots after next week’s PGA Championship. Seven golfers – DeCheambeau, Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner, Tony Finau and Brian Harman – are within roughly 1,000 points of Simpson and the No. 8 spot in the standings.

WEB.COM TOUR:  With three tournaments remaining in the regular season, Anders Albertson (No. 10) and Roberto Castro (No. 16), both are solidly within the top 25 in earnings, a group that will receive PGA Tour cards for 2018-19.

After taking a week off, Albertson put together another solid performance at last weekend’s Price Cutter Charity Championship, tying for 14th place while extending his streak of rounds at 70 or under to 23. Albertson has played 32 of his last 36 rounds, covering his last nine tournaments, under par, and compiled a cumulative score of 122 strokes under par during that span.

Seth Reeves, who tied for 65th place after closing with a 76, remains 85th in earnings. He needs to finish the regular season inside the top 75 in order to advance to the Web.com Finals.

Meanwhile, J.T. Griffin continues to make good on his opportunity to play Web.com events, tying for 34th place last weekend with a 14-under-par total of 274. After first entering the field for the Rex Hospital Open and the LECOM Health Challenge via Monday qualifying, Griffin was able to enter the last three events after acquiring status through the tour’s reshuffle category. He has moved up to No. 139 in earnings with nearly $16,000 in those tournaments and collectively shot 36-under-par.

He is in the field again this week for the KG Golf Classic in Overland Park, Kan., along with Albertson, Reeves and Roberto Castro, who skipped the Price Cutter event.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational • August 2-5, 2018 • Firestone Country Club • Reno, Nev. • Purse: $10,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 550
PGA Tour: Barracuda Championship • August 2-5, 2018 • Montreux Golf and Country Club • Reno, Nev. • Purse: $3,400,000 • FedExCup Points: 300
Web.com Tour: KC Golf Championship • August 2-5, 2018 • Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate • Overland Park, Kan. • Purse: $675,000
PGA Tour Champions: 3M Championship • August 3-5, 2018 • TPC Twin Cities • Blaine, Minn. • Purse: $1,750,000
Mackenzie Tour: Syncrude Oil Country Championship • August 2-5, 2018 • Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club • Edmonton, Alberta • Purse: $200,000
PGA Tour China: Suzhou Championship • Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2018 • Jinji Lake Golf Club • Suzhou, China • Purse: n/a
Adams Pro Tour: Texarakana Open • August 15-18, 2018 • Texarkana CC/Northridge CC • Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana, Ark. • Purse: $132,000
G Pro Tour: Brook Valley Country Club • August 1-2, 2018 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, N.C. • Purse: n/a

 PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$385,439
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
70-65-68-67—270 (-18)
n/a
 Money rank
10
Earnings
$194,930
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
18
Earnings
$8,627
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$7,292,642 (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
16
Earnings
$167,867
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$36,794,093
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-37
70-69-68-71—278 (-10)
 FedEx Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$1,378,788
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
29
Earnings
$7,976
 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
withdrew
80-WD
 FedEx Cup Rank
253
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$17,294
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-34
69-65-70-70—274 (-14)
  Money rank
139
Earnings
$17,294
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$6,137,704
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
18
Earnings
$2,712,658
 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
missed cut
78-68—146 (+2)
 Money rank
32
Earnings
¥140,803
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$348,201
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Adams Pro Tour
 Last Week
T-16
66-72-67-67—272 (-12)
 Money Rank
55
Earnings
$8,142
 TYLER JOINER
 Leesburg, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2015-18
 High School: Home schooled
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$43,531,877
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
69-72—141 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
68
Earnings
$1,543,997
 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
217
Earnings
$39,000
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,623,560 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
missed cut
73-79—152 (+8)
 Schwab Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$126,239
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
 High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
56
Earnings
$3,388
 MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
 High School: Alpharetta
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
T-41
76-72-75—223 (+7)
 Money Rank
144
Earnings
$700
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$136,441
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-65
67-68-70-76—281 (-7)
 Money rank
85
Earnings
$45,455
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,297,514
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
76-69—145 (+1)
  FedEx Cup rank
90
Earnings
$1,133,153
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,537,666 (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
176
Earnings
$6,612
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,879,598
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
72-75—147 (+3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
191
Earnings
$179,459
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$1,703,147
 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
93
Earnings
$806,060
 VINCENT WHALEY
 Fayetteville, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2017
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
 High School: McKinney Boyd
 Status: Adams Pro Tour
  Last Week
T-3
67-66-67-65—265 (-19)
 Money Rank
10
Earnings
$34,975

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