Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Jan. 30, 2018

THE FLATS – Seth Reeves celebrated his recent wedding by posting an 11-under-par total of 277 and tied for 10th place at last weekend’s Great Abaco Classic … Chesson Hadley holds FedEx Cup position with a solid performance at the Farmers Insurance Open … This and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Reeves earned the third top-10 finish for his career and his best since his tie for seventh at last year’s Air Capital Classic. He opened with a 66 to share the first round lead with three others, then finished 69-70-72 at the Web.com Tour’s second event of the season.

The 26-year-old from Atlanta and a 2013 Georgia Tech graduate, missed the opening event to spend his honeymoon in Costa Rica. In his rookie season on Tour, Reeves made 10 cuts in 25 starts and posted two top-10s. He ended the season No. 60 on the money list retaining his card for 2018.

“It’s frustrating, to put in the work and then kind of not get paid,” Reeves told PGATour.com. “To not see the fruit of your labor, but eventually it’s going to come together, and I needed time off to find some of those answers, and I kind of found them, and with the added experience that I had last year, it’s going be a completely better season, because everything is working for me now, as if last year everything was working against me.”

One thing Reeves did in the offseason, besides get married on New Year’s Eve, was alter with his equipment. The only club that made the cut from 2017 was his putter. The drastic change has reinvigorated Reeves as he looks to make his mark in 2018.

“I’ve got new woods, irons, wedges, switched balls,” he said. “I mean, everything, but I just felt like, I remember telling my coach at end of last year, this needs to be the most productive offseason of my life because so many things were wrong. I was almost lost throughout most of the season, just not hitting it well, and I knew I needed to find something different in my swing, really figure out what was wrong, and change some equipment because I knew that was off, but I just didn’t know what, and I felt like I found those answers this offseason.”

Anders Albertson (T25) and Roberto Castro (T48) also earned checks, making it three of four Yellow Jackets to make the cut.

Following his opening-round 66 at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Abaco Club, Seth Reeves discusses what he learned last season and how it will help him in 2018.

Happy wife. Happy life. @seth_reeves and college sweetheart Patricia Ford got married on New Year's Eve, missed Exuma for his honeymoon in Costa Rica. First round as married man, Reeves shoots 6-under-par 66 to tie for the lead after Sunday @BahamasWebTour @TheAbacoClub pic.twitter.com/IFoqOUr9rO

— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) January 22, 2018

The annual PGA Tour stop at venerable Torrey Pines Golf Club for the Farmers Insurance Open proved more difficult for the five former Jackets in the field. Chesson Hadley held firm all weekend with rounds of 71-72-71-71 to tie for 23rd place and maintain his 13th-place position in FedEx Cup points, and Cameron Tringale tied for 58th after a 3-over-par performance. Richy Werenski and Ollie Schniederjans each shot even-par the first two days but couldn’t make the cut, nor did Stewart Cink after carding 1-over-par for the first two days.

The Tour moves to Scottsdale, Ariz., this week for the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, where Matt Kuchar returns to action after a trip to Abu Dhabi two weeks ago. He joins Hadley, Schniederjans and Werenski in the field.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Waste Management Phoenix Open • February 1-4, 2018 • TPC Scottsdale • Scottsdale, Ariz. • Purse: $6,900,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Panama Championship • February 1-4, 2018 • Panama Golf Club • Panama City, Panama • Purse: $625,000
PGA Tour Champions: Boca Raton Championship • February 9-11, 2018 • The old Course at Broken Sound • Boca Raton, Fla. • Purse: $1,600,000
Mackenzie Tour:qualifying tournaments in United States in March and April

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-25
75-67-67-71—280 (-8)
 Money rank
50
Earnings
$4,563
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$7,126,530 (PGA + Web)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-48
73-68-73-71—285 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
78
Earnings
$1,755
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,739,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
73-72—145 (+1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
70
Earnings
$324,281
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$4,634,821
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-23
71-72-71-71—285 (-3)
 Money Rank
13
Earnings
$1,209,775
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$42,059,880
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
144
Earnings
$72,000
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,488,301
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$90,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-10
66-69-70-72—277 (-11)
 Money rank
22
Earnings
$13,300
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,606,831
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
74-70—144 (E)
  FedEx Cup rank
57
Earnings
$442,470
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
76-69—145 (+1)
 Money Rank
103
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,785,461
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-58
72-71-73-75—291 (+3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
146
Earnings
$94,322
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$890,262
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
72-72—144 (E)
  FedEx Cup rank
128
Earnings
$121,739
 Vincent Whaley
 Fayetteville, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2017
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
 High School: McKinney Boyd
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$14,442
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a

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