@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

April 7, 2015

THE FLATS – Three former Georgia Tech golfers – Matt Kuchar, Larry Mize and Cameron Tringale – are in the field for the Masters Tournament, the first major championship of 2015, this week at Augusta National Golf Club.

Mize, who won the 1987 Masters in dramatic fashion with a chip-in on the 11th hole during a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman, is playing in the tournament for the 32nd time, and made his 18th cut just last year, finishing in 51st place.

Kuchar is playing in his eighth Masters, having made the cut in seven of his previous eight appearances. The 2000 Tech graduate has finished in the top 10 each of the last three years, including a tie for fifth last year.

Tringale, who tied for fifth last weekend at the Shell Houston Open, is competing in his first Masters after reaching the Tour Championship last year and finishing in a tie for 15th place.

Georgia Tech alumni who have competed in the Masters date all the way back to the tournament’s founding in 1934 with Bobby Jones and his contemporary, Charlie Yates. Mize, who played at Tech in the late 1970s and won the Masters at the age of 28, is one of four Tech golfers to win major championships in today’s Grand Slam. Other Yellow Jacket golfers to play in the Masters include Charlie Harrison, David Duval, Stewart Cink, Troy Matteson and Roberto Castro.

Last weekend, four Yellow Jackets made the cut at the Shell Houston Open, led by Tringale, who stormed into the top five on Sunday and finished at 13-under-par 275 after rounds of 68-70-69-68. He advanced to 62nd in the FedEx Cup rankings. Cink and Chesson Hadley tied for 50th place at 5-under 283, while Kuchar tied for 70th place after opening with a 67 and finishing with a 78. Nicholas Thompson and Bryce Molder failed to make the cut.

Castro and Richard Werenski both made the cut at the Web.com Tour Louisiana Open, Castro (-5) tying for 50th place and Werenski (even par) tying for 71st. Matt Weibring missed the cut.

Bo Andrews started off well at last weekend’s Championship at St. James Plantation on the eGolf Tour, shooting 72-72 in the opening two rounds to make the cut, but tailing off with a 78-76 on the weekend to tie for 27th.

James White (T-15th) and Seth Reeves (T-32nd) both made the cut at the SwingThought.com Tour’s Lake County Classic.

Next PGA Tour event: The Masters Tournament • April 9-12, 2015 • Augusta National Golf Club • Augusta, Ga. • Purse: $9,000,000 • Winning Share: $1,620,000 in 2014 • FedExCup Points: 600
Next Web.com Tour event: El Bosque Mexico Championship • April 16-19, 2015 • El Bosque Golf Club • Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico • Purse: $700,000 • Winning Share: $126,000
Next Champions Tour event: Greater Gwinnett Championship • April 17-19, 2015 • TPC Sugarloaf • Duluth, Ga. • Purse: $1,800,000 • Winning Share: $270,000 Next eGolf Tour event: The Sedgefield Classic • April 22-24, 2015 • Sedgefield Country Club (Dye course) • Greensboro, N.C. Next SwingThought.com Tour event: Killearn Country Club Classic • April 22-25, 2015 • Killearn Country Club • Tallahassee, Fla.

This Week’s Hot Links
Larry Mize’s chip-in on the 11th hole to win a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman in 1987 (video)
Kuchar kicked off his Masters week playing tennis with Venus Williams
Past Masters Champions and Results
Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 Bo Andrews
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf Tour
  Last Week
T-27th
72-72-78-76–298 (+10)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$3,811
 BRINY BAIRD
 Miami Beach, Fla.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$13,251,178
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-92
 High School: Country Day (Miami, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$3,579,988
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-50th
71-68-68-72–279 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
166
Earnings
$54,062
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$32,993,382
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-50th
72-68-72-71–283 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
137
Earnings
$174,509
 DAVID DRAGOO
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$49,211
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Brophy College Prep
 Status: TBA
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$18,954,704
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
225
Earnings
$7,613
 JOHN-TYLER GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$50,871
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
79-71–150 (+6)
 eGolf Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$4,510
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,345,758
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-50th
72-66-75-70–283 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
66
Earnings
$642,442
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
62
Earnings
$6,821
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$275,195
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$32,206,876
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
70th
67-72-71-78–288 (E)
 FedEx Rank
24
Earnings
$1,095,334
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$9,300,931
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
89
Earnings
$28,800
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$3,566,686
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
T-60th
75-74-76–225 (+9)
 Money Rank
61
Earnings
$20,944
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$8,835,397
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
69-79–148 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
97
Earnings
$428,720
 Seth Reeves
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
 Last week
T-32nd
69-72-71-68–280 (-8)
 eGolf Money rank
17
Earnings
$8,944
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
n/a
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,481,177
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
75-71–146 (+2)
 FedEx Rank
84
Earnings
$427,755
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$6,568,174
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-5th
68-70-69-68–275 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
62
Earnings
$571,079
 MINGHAO WANG
 Xian, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-13
 High School: Celebration Academy
 Status: PGA Tour China Series
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
127
Earnings
¥10,744
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$870,617
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-72–143 (+1)
 Money Rank
112
Earnings
$6,197
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$8,433
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-71st
72-68-70-74–284 (E)
  Money rank
101
Earnings
$8,433
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
T-15th
70-68-70-68–276 (-12)
 Money Rank
7
Earnings
$12,264
 CHAN (SONG) WONGLUKIET
 Atlanta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2006
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Bradenton Academy (Orlando, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour China Series
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
108
Earnings
¥18,252

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