Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Web.com Finals resume this week with three Yellow Jackets having already secured PGA Tour privileges for 2018-19 … There will be no Jackets in Atlanta for the Tour Championship … Former Jackets David Duval and Matt Kuchar named Ryder Cup vice captains … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

As mentioned in this space last week, 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 in the second leg of the Web.com Finals.

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 and Reeves return to action this week after an idle weekend in the middle of the Web.com Finals, competing in the Albertsons Boise Open along with Cameron Tringale, who is attempting to regain his PGA Tour card after finishing 195th in FedEx Cup points this year. The top 25 in earnings over the four-event Web.com Finals series are awarded PGA Tour cards, and he ranks No. 71 after the first two events. Roberto Castro, who won back his PGA Tour card by finishing 24th during the regular season, will return to action for the Web.com Tour Championship next week.

Hadley won the Albertsons Boise Open last year, the second of his two victories in 2017 that earned him back his PGA Tour card.

PGA Tour:  Hadley parlayed his strong Web.com Tour performance last year into an equally strong return to the PGA Tour, where he resided among the top 30 in FedEx Cup points for most of the year but slipped to 44th in the end after tying for 61st at last weekend’s BMW Championship. Still, he posted seven top-10 finishes and earned more than $2.7 million this year in official money (33rd), earning exemptions into the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

Final FedEx Cup points rankings for Georgia Tech alumni in 2018: Cink (73), Kuchar (76), Schniederjans (98), Werenski (101), Tringale (195). All but Tringale kept their Tour cards for 2018-19.

Ryder Cup:  For the first time since 2008, Kuchar will not compete for the United States in the Ryder Cup (Sept. 28-30 in France). But he was chosen to be one of Jim Furyk’s vice-captains along with David Duval. Kuchar, who finished 15th in Ryder Cup points among U.S. players, competed in four consecutive Ryder Cup matches (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016), while Duval competed in 1999 and 2002.

Elsewhere:  Chris Petefish tied for 65th last weekend at the MacKenzie Investments Open on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) … J.T. Griffin, who did not qualify for the Web.com Finals, picked up a third-place check at the River Run Country Club event on the G Pro circuit last week … Shun Yat Hak tied for 31st place at the Qinhuangdao Championship and is 35th in the PGA Tour China Order of Merit.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Tour Championship • September 20-23, 2018 • East Lake Golf Club • Atlanta, Ga. • 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:  Freedom 55 Financial Championship • September 13-16, 2018 • Highland Country Club • London, Ontario • Purse: $225,000

PGA Tour China:  Macau Championship • September 27-30, 2018 • Caesars Golf Macau • Macau, 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:  Concord Open • September 18-20, 2018 • Cabarrus Country Club • Concord, 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
did not play
n/a
 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
season over
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
73
Earnings
$1,887,208
 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
27
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: 
$31,798
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
3
70-67–137
  Money rank
20
Earnings
$10,902 ($20,896 Web.com)
 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
T-61
69-69-70-71—279 (-1)
 Money Rank
44
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
T-31
69-67-77-76—289 (+1)
 Money rank
35
Earnings
¥150,103
 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
season over
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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-65
67-70-75-76—288 (E)
 Money Rank
100/33
Earnings
$4,730/$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
did not play
n/a
 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
season over
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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
9
Earnings
$39,557

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