Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Anders Albertson and Richy Werenski finish strong at the RSM Classic … Seven former Yellow Jackets among top 125 in FedEx Cup standings … Matt Kuchar continues international odyssey … Three former Jackets get ready for Web.Com Q-school final stage … more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Now that the PGA Tour has completed the fall portion of the schedule, seven former Tech players are listed among the top 125 in the FedEx Cup points standings (the cutoff for making the playoffs and retaining playing privileges for the following season), and three of those are in the top 30 (cutoff to make the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club): Matt Kuchar (7), Chesson Hadley (17), Richy Werenski (21), Anders Albertson (50), Roberto Castro (88), Seth Reeves (93) and Stewart Cink (109).

Richy Werenski and Anders Albertson made the strongest push last weekend, both tying for 15th place (13-under-par 269) at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga. Werenski bolted into striking distance with an 8-under-par 63 Saturday and finished with a 66 Sunday, while Albertson shot 66-67 on the weekend.

Five of the eight Yellow Jackets in the field made the cut, with Roberto Castro tying for 58th place, Seth Reeves tying for 71st and Ollie Schniederjans tying for 74th.

All three of Tech’s Web.com Tour graduates – Albertson, Castro, Reeves – played solidly in the fall portion of the schedule. Each posted a top-10 finish and earned more money in five PGA Tour events than they did all of last season on the Web.com Tour. Albertson made four cuts in five events, Castro went 4-for-4, and Reeves went 5-for-5.

Matt Kuchar won his first tournament since 2014 at the Mayakoba Classic, his eighth Tour victory, Richy Werenski tied for third at Mayakoba and tied for 15th at the RSM Classic, while Stewart Cink had a high finish of 13th at the CIMB Classic.

Following his victory in Mexico, Kuchar continued his international odyssey by playing in last weekend’s Australian Open, where he finished in a tie for 23rd, starting strong with with rounds of 70-67, but fading on the weekend (73-75). He remains Down Under this week, partnering with former Clemson All-American Kyle Stanley to represent the United States in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf, in Melbourne, Australia. They will look to record the USA’s 25th title since the tournament’s inception in 1953. With eight total appearances between the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, as well as twice a representative for the United States in the World Cup, Kuchar is no stranger to team success. In 2011, Kuchar teamed with Gary Woodland at Mission Hills Golf Club in China to win by two strokes over Germany and England. He also earned a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and has played on eight Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams.

Web.com Tour:  Georgia Tech graduated three former golfers from the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour following the 2018 season, and three other alumni are still in the race to replace them for 2019. Paul Haley, J.T. Griffin and Vincent Whaley are all in the finals of the Web.com Tour Q-Schoo, which will take place Dec. 6-9 in Chandler, Ariz.

Haley was the medalist at the RTJ Trail Magnolia Course in Mobile, Ala., with a 23-under-par total of 265, while Griffin tied for 12th place there (17-under 271). Whaley tied for sixth place (16-under-par 272) at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville, Fla.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf • November 22-25, 2018 • The Metropolitan Golf Club • South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia • Purse: $7,000,000 • 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:  PNC Father-Son Challenge • December 14-16, 2018 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $1,085,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  Aruba Cup • December 13-15, 2018 • Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf • Noord, Aruba • Purse: $120,000
  • PGA Tour China:  season over
  • Adams Pro Tour:  season over
  • G Pro Tour:  season over

 PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$332,293
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-15
70-66-66-67—269 (-13)
 2018 Money rank
50
Earnings
$321,013
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,805,978
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-59
71-67-68-69—275 275 (-7)
 2018 Money Rank
88
Earnings
$212,593
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$37,441,778
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
74-69—143 (+1)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
109
Earnings
$139,265
 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
did not play
n/a
 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 to finals)
66-69-69-67—271 (-17)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$6,950,703
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
74-70—144 (+2)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
17
Earnings
$756,793
 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
season over
n/a
 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: Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
Won (advanced to finals)
67-66-65-67—265 (-23)
 2018 Money Rank
23 (Adams Pro Tour)
Earnings
$20,101
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$45,019,237
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-23 (Australian Open)
70-67-73-75—285 (-3)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
7
Earnings
$1,311,260
 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
season over
n/a
 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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-14 (G Pro)
76-70—146 (+2)
 2018 Money Rank
30 (G Pro)
Earnings
$9,834
 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: 
$200,854
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last week
T-71
72-68-68-70—278 (-4)
 2018 Money rank
93
Earnings
$200,854
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,507,215
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
71-71—142 (E)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
179
Earnings
$39,244
 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: 
$9,898,427
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
79-71—150 (+8)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
172
Earnings
$27,829
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,593,178
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-15
71-69-63-66—269 (-13)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
21
Earnings
$614,848
 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
2
51 points (Stableford)
 Money Rank
3 (Adams)
Earnings
$49,526

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