@GT_GOLF - #ProJackets Update

July 21, 2015

THE FLATS – With Ollie Schniederjans playing his final event as an amateur and leading the way, Georgia Tech had all five of its competitors make the cut at The Open Championship last weekend.

Schniederjans, who begins his professional career this week at the RBC Canadian Open, shot a closing 67 and reached 10-under-par for the championship at one point, settling into a tie for 12th at 9-under-par 279. He shot 70-72-70 in his first three rounds. It was a fitting finish to a stellar amateur career for the three-time All-American from Powder Springs, Ga., becoming only the third amateur since 1960, joining Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, to make the cut in both the U.S. Open (T42) and the Open Championship.

Only one downside – Schniederjans missed by one shot earning a return trip to the Open, which next year will be held at Royal Troon. The top 10 finishers plus ties earned an exemption into the next year’s championship.

Former Open champions Stewart Cink and David Duval enjoyed fine performances, Cink (2009) tying for 20th place at 7-under-par 281, and Duval (2001) tying got 49th at 4-under 284. Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale tied for 58th at 3-under 285.

The Open overshadowed the PGA Tour’s own event last weekend, the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Ala., where another four former Jackets earned paychecks. Roberto Castro led the way, tying for 23rd place at 9-under 275, while Troy Matteson and Chesson Hadley tied for 39th place at 6-under 278. Thanks to his victory in the Big Break The Palm Beaches earlier this year, Richard Werenski was able to make his first career PGA Tour appearance at the Barbasol, where he made the cut and picked up a check for $6,825.

Castro surpassed $4 million in career earnings over the weekend, combining his PGA tour and Web.com Tour winnings. Bryce Molder did not play this weekend, but with his tie for 28th at the John Deere Classic two weeks ago, he surpassed $10 million in combined career earnings on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.

Castro is in the field for the RBC Canadian Open along with Schniederjans, Cink, Hadley and Thompson.

Upcoming Events

Next PGA Tour event: RBC Canadian Open • July 23-26, 2015 • Glen Abbey Golf Club • Oakville, Ontario • Purse: $5,800,000 • Winning Share: $1,400,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Next Web.com Tour event: Utah Championship • July 30-August 2, 2015 • Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point • Lehi, Utah • Purse: $650,000 • Winning Share: $117,000
Next Champions Tour event: The Senior Championship • July 23-26, 2015 • Sunningdale Old Course • Berkshire, England • Purse: $2,100,000 • Winning Share: n/a
Next PGA Tour Canada event: The Players Cup • July 9-12, 2015 • Pine Ridge Golf Club • Winnepeg, Manitoba • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
Next eGolf Gateway Tour event: Verdict Ridge Open • July 29-31, 2015 • Verdict Ridge Golf Club • Denver, N.C.
Next SwingThought.com Tour event: Achasta Golf Club • July 22-24, 2015 • Achasta Golf Club • Dahlonega, Ga.

This Week’s Hot Links

Schniederjans’ ‘amazing final day’ at The Open
Duval finds Sunday spark at St. Andrews
Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup (Georgia Tech is 6th)

Very special way to finish my amateur career today at @TheHomeofGolf in the @TheOpen. Thanks everyone for the nice messages and support!

Ollie Schniederjans (@ollie_gt) July 20, 2015

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: SwingThought/eGolf
  Last Week
T-10th
65-72-73—210 (-6)
 Money rank
154/na
Earnings
$2,151/$1,916
 Bo Andrews
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf/SwingThought
  Last Week
T-11th
69-72-68—209 (-4)
 Money rank
22/151
Earnings
$24,012 /$2,215
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,023,917
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com
 Last Week
T-23rd
69-70-69-67—275 (-9)
 FedEx/Money Rank
187/166
Earnings
$134,112/$6,381
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,514,762
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-22nd
70-71-68-72—281 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
125
Earnings
$441,255
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-49th
72-72-67-73—284 (-4)
 FedEx Rank
226
Earnings
$36,839
 JOHN-TYLER GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf /SwingThought
  Last Week
T-11th
70-68-71-68—277 (-11)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
67/76
Earnings
$10,689/$6,152
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,313,526
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-39th
69-72-68-69—278 (-6)
 FedEx Rank
70
Earnings
$1,074,779
 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: PGA Tour Canada/SW
  Last Week
missed cut
76-72—148 (+4)
 Money rank
na/63
Earnings
na/$6,480
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$348,201
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
80-79—159 (+19)
 Money Rank
236
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$33,167,302
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-58th
71-73-70-71—285 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
34
Earnings
$1,716,153
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,020,232
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-39th
70-71-69-68—278 (-6)
 FedEx/Money Rank
219/95
Earnings
$42,450/$28,684
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,551,209
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
T-69th
75-74-71—220 (+4)
 Money Rank
67
Earnings
$103,797
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$10,008,727
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$905,631
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
 Last week
7th
65-72-71—208 (-8)
 eGolf Money rank
52
Earnings
$9,214
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-12th
70-72-70-67—279 (-5)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$4,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: SwingThought/eGolf/Web.com
  Last Week
cut (Web.com)
71-74—145 (+5)
  Money rank
122/180/182
Earnings
$3,007/$2,900/$4,530
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$6,340,179
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
70-73—143 (+1)
 FedEx Rank
111
Earnings
$647,315
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,468,362
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-58th
71-71-73-70—285 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
53
Earnings
$1,449,569
 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: 
$1,629,774
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
72-68—140 (E)
 Money Rank
82
Earnings
$46,081
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$44,118
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-72nd
73-68-72-71—284 (E)
  Money rank
92
Earnings
$37,293
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
1st (18-hole event)
66 (-6)
 Money Rank
9
Earnings
$23,606
 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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