Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Chesson Hadley goes low four days, Stewart Cink also has big weekend in Malaysia … Four former Yellow Jackets have advanced to the second stage of Q-school for the Web.com Tour… This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Chesson Hadley made the most of his first opportunity to play in the overseas part of the PGA Tour’s fall schedule, posting rounds of 67-68-66-66 to tie for second place last weekend at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Like last season, Hadley has gotten his season off to a bang, moving up to seventh in FedEx Cup points. The 2010 Tech graduate spent most of last season in the top 30 on the strength of high finishes early in the schedule.

Stewart Cink also enjoyed a fine weekend, tying for 13th place with rounds of 68-70-63-69, and moved up to 28th in FedEx Cup points.

Both players travel to South Korea this weekend for the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges before turning back home for the remainder of the fall slate. Ollie Schniederjans, who finished 74th in the limited-field CIMB, is an alternate for the CJ Cup (as of Monday).

The rest of Tech’s PGA Tour roster will return to action next week in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss.

Web.com Tour:  Four former Yellow Jackets have advanced to the second stage of Web.com Tour qualifying school in the past two weeks. Most recently, Vincent Whaley and Chris Petefish advanced out of the first stage qualifying last week (Oct. 9-12) at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C., while Drew Czuchry did not advance at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Whaley won medalist honors at Irish Creek by two strokes with an 18-under-par total of 266, while Petefish tied for 14th place at 276 (-8) as 23 players advanced.

The week before, J.T. Griffin, who earned more than $20,000 in five late starts on the Web.com Tour this summer, easily made it through the first stage of qualifying at Highland Oaks Golf Club in Dothan, Ala., tying for 12th place Paul Haley, who has competed on the Adams Pro Tour this summer, rallied over the final 36 holes to tie for 20th and also advance.

Second stage events take place Nov. 6-9 in four locations, with one other Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The Q-school finals set for Dec. 6-9 in Chandler, Ariz.

PGA Tour Champions:  Larry Mize tied for 56th at last weekend’s SAS Championship and is in the field for the first Charles Schwab Cup playoff event this week, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Va. The Schwab Cup playoffs comprise three events, culminating in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Nov. 8-11 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Elsewhere: Shun Yat Hak, a member of Georgia Tech’s 2013 team, closed his 2018 PGA Tour China season with a 9-under-par 61, helping him tie for 25th place at the season-ending Clearwater Bay Open. He tied for 37th in the final order of merit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges • October 18-21, 2018 • Nine Bridges • Jeju, Island, South Korea • Purse: $9,500,000 • 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:  Dominion Energy Charity Classic • October 19-21, 2018 • Country Club of Virginia • Richmond, Va. • Purse: $2,000,000

Mackenzie Tour:  Aruba Cup • December 13-15, 2018 • Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf • Noord, Aruba • Purse: $120,000

PGA Tour China:  Clearwater Bay Open • October 11-14, 2018 • Clearwater Bay Golf Club • Hong Kong • 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 • October 17-18, 2018 • High Point Country Club • High Point, 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: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
T-84
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2007
Career earnings: 
$7,298,828 (PGA + Web)
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
High School: Milton
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
T-94
Earnings
$14,610
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
1995
Career earnings: 
$37,425,153
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-13
68-70-63-69—270 (-18)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
T-28
Earnings
$122,640
 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/Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
WD (1st stage)
72-75-74-WD—221 (+5)
 Money rank
29 (G Pro)
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
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-12 (advanced)
70-66-70-73—279 (-9)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro:
2010
Career earnings: 
$6,716,576
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-2
67-68-66-66—267 (-21)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
7
Earnings
$522,667
 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-25
74-69-76-61—280 (E)
 2018 Order of Merit
37
Earnings
¥170,385
 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/Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
T-20 (1st stage)
72-75-69-67—283 (-5)
 2018 Money Rank
23 (Adams Pro Tour)
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
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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-56
76-72-73—221 (+5)
 2018 Schwab Cup Rank
65
Earnings
$209,455
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$4,180
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: G Pro Tour/Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-14 (1st stage)
69-70-69-68—276 (-8)
 2018 Money Rank
31 (G Pro)
Earnings
$9,528
 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
 2018Money 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: PGA Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
T-112
Earnings
$12,736
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$3,479,431
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
74
75-69-73-74—291 (+3)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
T-116
Earnings
$11,760
 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
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro:
2009
Career earnings: 
$9,870,598
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
T-83
Earnings
$17,115
 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
did not play
n/a
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
T-65
Earnings
$32,400
 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/Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
Medalist (1st stage)
65-67-67-67—266 (-18)
 Money Rank
6 (Adams)
Earnings
$42,046

 

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