Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Five Yellow Jackets in the field for season-ending Wyndham Championship, last tune-up for FedEx cup playoffs … Stewart Cink ties for fourth at PGA Championship, earns berth in 2019 Masters … Seth Reeves ties for fourth on Web.com Tour … that and more in this week’s #ProJackets Golf Report.

Five former Yellow Jackets are solidly in the FedEx Cup playoffs and look to build some momentum this weekend in the PGA Tour’s final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

After this weekend, the top 125 players in FedEx Cup points move into the first playoff event, the Northern Trust in Paramus, N.J. The top 100 after that event advance to the Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass., and the top 70 make the field for the BMW Championship in Newtown Square, Pa. After an open week, the top 30 come to Atlanta for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Stewart Cink might be the hottest former Jacket. Since missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament in early June, the three-time All-American has leaped from No. 132 to No. 55 in the FedEx Cup ranking by finishing T4, T2, T23, T24 (Open Championship), T37 and T4 (PGA Championship) in his last six events. Cink fired four rounds in the 60s last weekend at Bellerive Country Club to post his best finish in a major since winning the 2009 Open Championship, and also earned a berth in next year’s Masters Tournament in the process (top four finishers and ties qualify).

Chesson Hadley, who would qualify for the Tour Championship at the moment, has missed the cut in four of his last six events (including all three majors in that span) and slipped from 13th to 26th in the FedEx Cup standings. At the Wyndham, however, Hadley returns to his home state as he tries to turn his momentum upward.

Ollie Schniederjans, who tied for 59th at the PGA Championship and was the runner-up at the Wyndham last year, stands at No. 82, while Richy Werenski, who tied for 10th at last year’s Wyndham and has three top-10 finishes this season, sits at No. 100. Cameron Tringale, at No. 194, also is in the field needing to stay in the top 200 in order to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals (see below).

Matt Kuchar, who missed the cut at the PGA Championship, enters the week at No. 62, and is taking this week off. Along with his playoff prospects, Kuchar is a possibility to be a captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Having represented his country in the last four Ryder Cup matches, Kuchar ranks No. 13 in points and did not qualify automatically for the team.

Web.com Tour:  Seth Reeves posted the second-best finish of his Web.com Tour career to date, and his best finish of 2018, tying for fourth place at last weekend’s Ellie Mae Classic, firing four rounds in the 60s and finishing at 15-under-par 265. In so doing, he made a substantial and important leap in earnings from 86th to 65th, which allows him full status for 2019 as long as he remains in the top 75.

Neither Anders Albertson nor Roberto Castro, both of whom remain in the top 25 in earnings which would earn them a PGA Tour card for 2018-19, played last weekend. Albertson sits eighth in earnings, but Castro has slipped to 23rd and needs to hold his position through this weekend’s WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final regular-season event, to get back on the PGA Tour. Both are in the field this week along with Reeves and J.T. Griffin, who after two strong finishes has missed the cut the last two weeks.

The top 75 earners on the Web.com Tour after this week move into the four-event Finals along with the PGA Tour players ranked No. 126-200 in FedEx Cup points.

Elsewhere:  Chris Petefish, who played his first professional events after May graduation on the G Pro Tour, has earned two starts on the MacKenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) the last two weeks, tying for 33rd at the Syncrude Oil Country Championship and missing the cut last weekend at thr ATB Financial Classic … Vincent Whaley is finished second, T7, T14, T7 and T3 in his last five Adams Pro Tour events and ranks 10th in earnings on that tour … Larry Mize has finished T17 and T20 in his last two Champions Tour events on this side of the pond, and has moved up to 67th in Schwab Cup earnings.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Wyndham Championship • August 16-19, 2018 • Sedgefield Country Club • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: $6,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 500

Web.com Tour:  WinCo Foods Portland Open • August 16-19, 2018 • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club • North Plains, Ore. • Purse: $800,000

PGA Tour Champions:  DICK’S Sporting Goods Open • August 17-19, 2018 • En-Joie Golf Club • Endicott, N.Y. • Purse: $2,050,000

Mackenzie Tour:  Players Cup • August 16-19, 2018 • Country Hills Golf Club • Calgary, Alberta • Purse: $200,000

PGA Tour China:  Shuzhou Championship • Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2018 • Jinji lake Golf Club • Shuzhou, China • Purse: n/a

Adams Pro Tour:  Texarkana Open • August 15-18, 2018 • Texarkana Golf Club/Northridge Golf Club • Texarkana Ark./Texas • Purse: $132,000

G Pro Tour:  Bryan Park (Champions) • August 15-16, 2018 • Bryan Park Golf Course • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: n/a

 

 PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$400,964
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
70-66-70-69—275 (-13)
 Money rank
8
Earnings
$210,455
 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
23
Earnings
$8,627
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$7,266,242 (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
23
Earnings
$169,754
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$37,283,343
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-4
67-69-66-67—269 (-11)
 FedEx Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$1,868,038
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
248
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$18,928
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
70-74—144 (+4)
  Money rank
142
Earnings
$18,928
 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
missed cut
75-73—148 (+8)
 Money Rank
26
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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
67
Earnings
$2,995
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$43,660,127
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-70—141 (+1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
62
Earnings
$1,672,247
 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
missed cut (PGA Tour)
75-73—148 (+8)
 FedEx/Money Rank
221
Earnings
$39,000
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,644,105 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
63
Earnings
$146,784
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
 High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
68-75—145 (+1)
 Money Rank
143
Earnings
$1,080
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
147
Earnings
$700
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$161,325
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-4
69-70-69-73—281 (-7)
 Money rank
65
Earnings
$70,339
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,454,831
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-59
67-71-72-70—280 (E)
  FedEx Cup rank
82
Earnings
$1,290,470
 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
163
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
194
Earnings
$179,459
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$1,964,480
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
71-65-69-75—280 (E)
  FedEx Cup rank
100
Earnings
$1,067,393
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
10
Earnings
$34,975

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