Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Seth Reeves scores second consecutive top-5 finish in the Web.com Finals and secures his PGA Tour card for 2018-19 … Three former Jackets are eliminated in the FedEx Cup playoffs, with only Chesson Hadley advancing to this week’s third leg … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Georgia Tech will have eight former members of its illustrious golf program competing on the PGA Tour next season after 2014 graduate Seth Reeves locked up his 2018-19 privileges with his tie for fourth place last weekend in the second leg of the Web.com Finals.

Reeves, who finished 66th in regular-season earnings to secure his spot in the Finals, suddenly caught fire late in the season, first tying for fourth place at the Ellie Mae Classic and for 16th at the WinCo Foods Portland Open to close out the regular season. In the Finals, he tied for fifth place at the Nationwide Childen’s Hospital Open and then tied for fourth last weekend at the DAP Championship.

Over those 16 rounds, the lefty Reeves has collectively scored 42-under-par. He opened the Ellie Mae Classic with a 63 and finished at 265 (-15) and closed the WinCo Foods event with a 65 for a 276 total (-8). He posted a third-round 65 in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship for a 275 (-9) total, and shot 70-67-67-66 last weekend for a 270 (-10) score.

“I played six weeks in a row and it’s been a complete grind,” Reeves told PGATour.com. “I played with a chip on my shoulder … I was just trying to keep my Web.com Tour card, and when my back was against the wall, I just came out and shot good scores. And I just kept it going.”

“My belief has grown in myself. Seeing Anders get to the TOUR, I know I can do it too, and I’m glad to be there with him.”

Reeves has secured his PGA Tour card because he is assured of finishing among the top 25 earners in the Web.com Finals, which has two events left to play after a break in the schedule this week. His accomplishment means three Tech alumni on the Web.com Tour this year, including Anders Albertson and Roberto Castro, who both finished among the top 25 in regular-season earnings, have graduated to the PGA Tour for 2018-19. They join holdovers Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski.

Albertson, Reeves, Schniederjans and Werenski all started for the Yellow Jackets’ 2014 team that won seven tournaments and reached match play at the NCAA Championship (Reeves’ senior year at Georgia Tech).

PGA Tour:  While Georgia Tech’s PGA Tour roster has grown for 2018-19, its 2018 FedEx Cup playoff contingent has dwindled to just one – Chesson Hadley, who missed the cut at last weekend’s Dell Technologies Championship outside Boston, Mass. Hadley advanced to this week’s BMW Championship at Aronomink Golf Club outside Philadelphia, Pa., but dropped to 37th in FedEx points, requiring a high finish this week to qualify for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings after this week will advance.

The top 70 after the Dell Technologies Championship move on to the BMW this week, but Matt Kuchar and Stewart Cink narrowly missed advancing. Kuchar began the weekend in 74th place, but slipped to No. 76 following his tie for 43rd at TPC Boston, while Cink tied for 62nd place and dropped from 65th to 73rd place. Ollie Schniederjans (98th in FedEx Cup points) also watched his 2017-18 season come to an end after missing the cut.

 

Elsewhere:  Larry Mize finished 65th at last weekend’s Shaw Charity Classic on the PGA Tour Champions, posting a 4-over-par 214 and remaining 63rd in the Schwab Cup money standings with four events remaining in the regular season … The MacKenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) resumes after two weeks off with the MacKenzie Investments Open in Montreal, with Chris Petefish back in action after taking a turn at last week’s G Pro Tour event in Greensboro, N.C. (T-20 along with Drew Czuchry).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  BMW Championship • September 6-9, 2018 • Aronomink Golf Club • Newtown Square, Pa. • Purse: $9,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000

Web.com Tour:  Albertson’s Boise Open • September 13-16, 2018 • Hillcrest Country Club • Boise, Idaho • Purse: $1,000,000

PGA Tour Champions:  The Ally Challenge • September 14-16, 2018 • Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club • Grand Blanc, Mich. • Purse: $2,000,000

Mackenzie Tour:  Mackenzie Investments Open • September 6-9, 2018 • Elm Ridge Country Club (North course) • Montreal, Quebec • Purse: $200,000

PGA Tour China:  Qinhuangdao Championship • September 6-9, 2018 • Qinhuangdao Golf Club • Qinhuangdao, China • Purse: n/a

Adams Pro Tour:  Taco Bell Natchez Classic • September 12-15, 2018 • Beau Pre Country Club • Natchez, Miss. • Purse: $112,000

G Pro Tour:  River Run Country Club • September 5-6, 2018 • River Run Country Club • Davidson, N.C. • Purse: n/a

 

PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$412,164
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Etowah
Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-9
70-69-70-63—272 (-8)
 Money rank
8 (8 in Finals)
Earnings
$244,797
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2007
Career earnings: 
$7,298,828 (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
24
Earnings
$172,054
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
1995
Career earnings: 
$37,302,513
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-62
72-72-65-74—283 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
73
Earnings
$1,887,2088
 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
T-20
69-69-67—205 (-5)
 Money rank
26
Earnings
$9,832
 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: 
$20,896
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Fike
Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  Money rank
141
Earnings
$20,896
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro:
2010
Career earnings: 
$6,174,469
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
79-67—146 (+4)
 Money Rank
36
Earnings
$2,749,423
 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
78-72—150 (+6)
 Money rank
34
Earnings
¥140,803
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings (Web.com): 
$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
23
Earnings
$18,142
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$43,707,977
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-43
71-69-66-74—280 (-4)
 FedEx Cup Rank
76
Earnings
$1,720,097
 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
season over
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
221
Earnings
$39,000
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro:
1980
Career earnings: 
$12,680,911 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
66
72-71-71—214 (+4)
 Schwab Cup Rank
63
Earnings
$183,590
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$4,180
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: MacKenzie Tour/G Pro Tour
  Last Week
T-20 (G Pro)
71-67-67—205 (-5)
 Money Rank
104/33
Earnings
$4,180/$8,020
 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
154
Earnings
$700
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$250,085
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-4
70-67-67-66—270 (-10)
 Money rank
66 (6 in Finals)
Earnings
$158,199
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$3,467,971
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
77-69—146 (+4)
  FedEx Cup rank
98
Earnings
$1,303,610
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro:
2005
Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,537,666
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
High School: Stoneman Douglas
Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 Money Rank
163
Earnings
$6,612
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro:
2009
Career earnings: 
$9,870,598
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
T-56
67-70-73-72—282 (+2)
 FedEx Cup Rank
195 (T-71 in Finals)
Earnings
$179,459
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$1,978,370
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
season over
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
110
Earnings
$1,081,283
 VINCENT WHALEY
 Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings: 
$38,025
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Adams Pro Tour
  Last Week
missed cut (G Pro)
70-70—140 (E)
 Money Rank
9
Earnings
$39,557

 

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