@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

March 10, 2015

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale each turned in solid performances in last weekend’s first World Golf Championship event, the Cadillac Championship, while four former Yellow Jackets earned money at the alternate Puerto Rico Open.

Kuchar tied for 23rd place, his sixth top-25 finish in seven events this season, with a 2-over-par score of 290 on the difficult Trump National Doral Course, while Tringale tied for 38th at 4-over 292. Kuchar held position in the FedEx Cup rankings at No. 23, while Tringale inched up nine spots to No. 100.

Chesson Hadley didn’t successfully defend his 2014 title at the Puerto Rico Open, but he did record the highest finish – a tie for 16th (4-under 284) – among six former Jackets in the field. Troy Matteson (T-23) and Roberto Castro (T-27) took advantage of the opportunity to make a PGA Tour start to record their best finishes of the season, each breaking par, while four-time All-American David Duval tied for 47th (even-par 288).

Stewart Cink is back in action this week along with Hadley, Kuchar, Molder, Tringale and Nicholas Thompson in the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. Tech senior Ollie Schniederjans also is in the field as an amateur (see story below).

John-Tyler Griffin (T-19) and Bo Andrews (T-31) continued to cash checks with solid performances in their home state in the eGolf Tour’s Mid-Pines Classic in Southern Pines, N.C.

Meanwhile, Richard Werenski and Matt Weibring both failed to make the cut last weekend in the Karibana Championship in Cartagena, Columbia. Both players will try again this week in the Brasil Champions presented by HSBC in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Seth Reeves and James White, after a week off, are back in action his week on the SwingThought.com Tour with the Cardinal Classic at Diamondhead in Diamondhead, Miss.

Next PGA Tour event: Valspar Championship • March 12-15, 2015 • Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) • Palm Harbor, Fla. • Purse: $5,900,000 • Winning Share: $1,062,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Next Web.com Tour event: Brasil Champions presented by HSBC • Sao Paulo GC • Sao Paulo, Brazil • March 12-15, 2015 • Purse: $850,000 • Winning Share: $153,000
Next Champions Tour event: Tucson Conquistadores Classic • Omni Tucson National • Tucson, Ariz. • March 20-22, 2015 • Purse: $1,700,000 • Winning Share: $255,000

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  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-33rd
75-71-77–223 (+10)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$2,716
 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-27th
74-72-71-69–286 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
195
Earnings
$54,062
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$32,964,601
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
127
Earnings
$145,728
 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
T-47th
70-74-72-72–288 (E)
 FedEx Rank
224
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
T-19th
70-73-74–217 (+4)
 eGolf Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$2,835
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,024,653
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-16th
71-70-76-67–284 (-4)
 FedEx Rank
104
Earnings
$321,338
 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
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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: 
$32,063,965
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-23rd
73-75-70-72–290 (+2)
 FedEx Rank
23
Earnings
$952,422
 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/PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-22nd
73-73-69-70–285 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
212
Earnings
$28,800
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$3,561,921
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
59
Earnings
$16,179
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$8,768,231
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
78-73–151 (+7)
 FedEx Rank
97
Earnings
$361,553
 Seth Reeves
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
 Hopkins Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,374,874
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
77-76–153 (+9)
 FedEx Rank
93
Earnings
$321,451
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$6,234,343
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-38th
73-74-72-73–292 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
100
Earnings
$237,249
 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: 
$864,420
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
74-73–147 (+3)
 Money Rank
T-106
Earnings
$2,056
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
79-70–149 (+5)
  Money rank
134
Earnings
$1,475
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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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