Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Seth Reeves and Cameron Tringale officially earn PGA Tour cards following the Web.com Tour Championship, joining Anders Albertson and Roberto Castro … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

There will now be nine Georgia Tech alumni on the PGA Tour in 2018-19. Anders Albertson and Roberto Castro officially received their PGA Tour cards following the Web.com Tour regular season after finishing among the tour’s top 25 in earnings. Two more – Seth Reeves and Cameron Tringale – officially joined them Sunday after finishing in the top 25 in earnings in the tour’s four-event Finals series.

Reeves secured his place after posting top-5 finishes in the first two Finals events, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the DAP Championship, and finished 12th in official money after placing 66th during the regular season. The 2014 All-American is excited to join three former teammates (Albertson, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski) when the 2018-19 Tour schedule opens Oct. 4-7 in Napa, Calif.

“I’m really excited,” Reeves said. “I mean, that was a really close-knit group of guys and we had a great team. So it’s just cool to have three of my other teammates on Tour and hopefully have some travel buddies. But then also with Roberto and Cameron getting their cards, it just shows you how good of a golf program Georgia Tech is and always producing those types of players. You’ve got a common denominator in Coach Heppler, so many thanks to him, too. He coaches everybody I think not only in college, but after when they’re in the pros and I think that’s what makes him so good. It’s just going to be a great year for Georgia Tech, I think.”

Tringale’s story might be even more amazing. A 10-year veteran on the PGA Tour, the California native has used the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour card for the second straight year after finishing outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points. To say his back was against the wall would be an understatement.

After missing the cut in six straight PGA Tour events, Tringale made only one cut in the first three Web.com Finals events. But in the Finals, one big performance is all you need. Using shots like the one in the video below, Tringale opened the Web.com Tour Championship last weekend with a stellar 63, and finished 67-67-69 to tie for third place in the event. The performance vaulted him from 83rd to 21st in Finals money.

Those four join veterans Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar, sixth-year player Chesson Hadley and third-year pros Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski on the circuit for next season.

 

Seth Reeves secured his spot among the top 25 in Finals money with a pair of top-5 finishes in the first two Finals events (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Ryder Cup:  For the first time since 2008, Kuchar will not compete for the United States in the Ryder Cup (this weekend 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.

PGA Tour Champions:  Larry Mize tied for 36th place at last weekend’s Sanford Invitational, and sits in 64th place in Schwab Cup earnings with two events remaining in the PGA Tour Champions regular season. The top 72 after the SAS Championship (Oct. 12-14) will advance to the Schwab Cup playoffs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Safeway Open • October 4-7, 2018 • Silverado Resort and Span North • Napa, Calif. • Purse: n/a • FedExCup Points: 500

Web.com Tour:  The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic • January 13-16, 2019 • Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club • Great Exuma, Bahamas • Purse: $600,000

PGA Tour Champions:  Pure Insurance Championship • September 28-30, 2018 • Pebble beach Golf Links • Monterey Peninsula, Calif. • Purse: $2,100,000

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:  Fore the Kids Fall Shootout • October 23-26, 2018 • Brownwood Country Club • Brownwood, Texas • Purse: n/a

G Pro Tour:  South Carolina Open • September 26-28, 2018 • Columbia Country Club • Columbia, S.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-31
72-64-68-67—271 (-13)
 Money rank
3 (combined)
Earnings
$325,689
 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 (combined)
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-35
68-71-70—209 (-1)
 Schwab Cup Rank
64
Earnings
$197,065
 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
missed cut
68-71—139 (-3)
 Money rank
66 (12 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
T-3
63-67-67-69—266 (-18)
 FedEx Cup Rank
195 (21 in Web.com Finals)
Earnings
$179,459 ($47,760 in Finals)
 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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