Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Anders Albertson nearly pulls off his second Web.com Tour victory with big closing round in Boise … Roberto Castro returns to action in Web.com Tour Championship … Vincent Whaley earns another top-10 … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Anders Albertson has built quite a resume over the last 15 weeks or so. In 14 events over that period he has missed only one cut, and finished out of the top 30 only three times in the others. And he has developed a knack for finishing strong, posting scores under 70 in the final rounds of 10 events, including the last five in a row.

Albertson fired a 9-under-par 62 Sunday to rally from 23rd place to a two-stroke lead during the final round of the Albertson’s Boise Open, finishing at 18-under-par 268 and giving himself a chance at a second victory this season on the Web.com Tour. He finished tied for second after Sangmoon Bae rallied to finish at 19-under-par.

The former Tech All-American, who finished eighth in earnings during the regular season to earn his PGA Tour card, went low in a final round for the second week in a row, having shot a course-record 63 two weeks ago at the DAP Championship to tie for ninth. He fired another course-record 63 on Sunday (July 1) to grab his first Web.com Tour victory at the Lincoln Land Championship.

So with nothing to lose, Albertson heads into this week’s Web.com Tour Championship looking to keep the momentum going as he transitions into a PGA Tour player come October. Same is true for Seth Reeves, who locked up his PGA Tour card with top-5 performances in the first two weeks of the Web.com Finals, and Roberto Castro, who regained his card by finishing 24th in earnings during the regular season, but skipped the first three legs of the Web.com Finals.

PGA Tour:  Tech’s five current PGA Tour members are getting a rest as the Tour Championship comes to Atlanta this week. The 2018-19 schedule begins Oct. 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., the week after the Ryder Cup. We know where three of them have been spending their time (see below).

Chesson 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:  Vincent Whaley tied for eighth place (-16) last weekend in the Taco Bell Natchez Classic on the Adams Pro Tour, and moved up to sixth place in earnings on the tour, while Paul Haley tied for 23rd (-14) and stands 23rd on the money list.

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:  Web.com Tour Championship • September 20-23, 2018 • Atlantic Beach Country Club • Atlantic Beach, Fla. • Purse: $1,000,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Sanford Invitational • September 21-23, 2018 • Minnehaha Country Club • Sioux Falls, S.D. • Purse: $1,800,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  Aruba Cup • December 13-15, 2018 • Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf • Noord, Aruba • Purse: $120,000
  • 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 (cancelled) • 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
T-2
68-67-69-62—266 (-18)
 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
season over
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
T-13
65-68-71-70—274 (-14)
 Money Rank
23
Earnings
$20,101
 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: 
$12,683,811 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-63
75-70-73—218 (+2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
65
Earnings
$186,490
 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
T-66
69-67-71-73—280 (-4)
 Money rank
66 (9 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
missed cut
72-71—143 (+1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
195 (T-83 in Web.com 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
T-8
69-66-66-71—272 (-16)
 Money Rank
6
Earnings
$42,046

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