@GT_GOLF - #ProJackets Update

June 29, 2015

THE FLATS – Nicholas Thompson earned his sixth top-25 finish of the year last weekend when he shot 9-under-par 271 to tie for 15th place at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.

He was one of four top-15 finishers among Georgia Tech alumni on the weekend. Matt Weibring tied for 14th at the Air Capital Classic on the Web.com Tour with a 7-under-par score of 273. Meanwhile, Bo Andrews tied for ninth (13-under-par 275) and Anders Albertson tied for 14th (12-under-par 276) at the eGolf Tour’s Mimosa Hills Open.

Bryce Molder tied for 64th at the Travelers Championship and passed $9 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

Only three former Yellow Jackets are in the field for this week’s Greenbrier Classic, as Molder and Thompson join Cameron Tringale coming off an idle week. Roberto Castro is on the list of alternates. Weibring and Richard Werenski are set to play in the Nova Scotia Open on the Web.com Tour, while Shun Yat Hak, who has missed the cut in both MacKenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) events he has played, is in the field for the Siga Dakota Dunes Open in Saskatchewan.

Former Tech players have accumulated more than $5.8 million in PGA Tour earnings this season, and six Yellow Jackets are currently among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points, which gets them into the first event in the playoffs. Matt Kuchar leads the group at No. 27, followed by Cameron Tringale (42), Chesson Hadley (66), Bryce Molder (102), Nicholas Thompson (107) and Cink (125).

Open Championship update

Five Tech alumni – Stewart Cink, David Duval, Matt Kuchar, Ollie Schniederjans and Cameron Tringale – are exempt into the 2015 Open Chmpionship at St. Andrews, Scotland. Cink and Duval remain exempt as former champions (Duval in 2001, Cink in 2009). Kuchar qualifies via his position among the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, having advanced to the the 2014 Tour Championship and having played in the 2014 Ryder Cup. Tringale qualified after advancing to last year’s Tour Championship. Schniederjans, Tech’s two-time All-American and ACC Player of the Year who graduated in May, has an exemption from having won the Mark H McCormack Medal last year. Schniederjans will travel overseas to play in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open the week before. After the Open Championship, he will begin playing as a professional.

Other Tech alumni can qualify at one of two upcoming PGA Tour events. Four spots are available at this week’s Greenbrier Classic to the leading four players, not otherwise exempt, who finish in the top 12 and ties. One additional spot is offered to the leading player (also not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties at the John Deere Classic.

Upcoming Events

Next PGA Tour event: Greenbrier Classic • July 2-5, 2015 • The Old White TPC • White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. • Purse: $6,700,000 • Winning Share: $1,206,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Next Web.com Tour event: Nova Scotia Open • July 2-5, 2015 • Ashburn Golf Club • Halifax, Nova Scotia • Purse: $650,000 • Winning Share: $117,000
Next Champions Tour event: Encompass Championship • July 10-12, 2015 • North Shore Country Club • Glenview, Ill. • Purse: $1,900,000 • Winning Share: $285,000
Next PGA Tour Canada event: Siga Dakota Dunes Open • July 2-5, 2015 • Dakota Dunes Golf Club • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
Next eGolf Gateway Tour event: Imperial Headwear Southern Open • July 8-11, 2015 • The Club at Irish Creek • Kannapolis, N.C.
Next SwingThought.com Tour event: Callaway Gardens qualifier • July 6-8, 2015 • Callaway Gardens Mountain View Course • Pine Mountain, Ga.

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Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! Blessed to have this little guy. pic.twitter.com/3SqiwotzMQ

— Chesson Hadley (@chessonhadley) June 21, 2015

Found this plaque of USA's 1991 Walker Cup victory in Portmarnock Clubhouse. @GT_GOLF alum David Duval on the team. pic.twitter.com/CIP7RZNdEn

— Mike Huff (@MikeeHuff) June 27, 2015

@chessonhadley I can't support a Uni that uses a color that's NOT GT. No blue for me But I will support ANYTHING with the Car Logo. @GT_GOLF

— Roberto Castro (@cicioCASTRO) June 28, 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-14th
68-64-66-70—268 (-12)
 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-9th
67-64-66-70—267 (-13)
 Money rank
19/151
Earnings
$22,037/$2,215
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$3,979,763
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com
 Last Week
missed cut
73-69—142 +2)
 FedEx/Money Rank
196/149
Earnings
$89,958/$6,381
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,418,824
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
69-70 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
125
Earnings
$345,317
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,167,804
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
237
Earnings
$7,613
 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
56/75
Earnings
$10,689/$6,152
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,299,876
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
66
Earnings
$1,061,129
 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
74-74—148 (+4)
 Money rank
na/69
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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$33,142,477
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
27
Earnings
$1,691,329
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,006,582
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-75—146 (+6)
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/93
Earnings
$28,800/$28,864
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,549,594
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
59
Earnings
$102,182
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,782,408
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-64th
69-71-70-71—278 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
102
Earnings
$679,312
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought/Euro Challenge
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
51/172
Earnings
$9,214/na
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: SwingThought/eGolf/Web.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
122/168/na
Earnings
$3,007/$2,900/na
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$6,325,969
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-15th
66-67-70-68—271 (-9)
 FedEx Rank
107
Earnings
$633,105
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,443,538
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
40
Earnings
$1,424,744
 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: 
$1,625,187
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-14th
65-70-69-69—273 (-7)
 Money Rank
72
Earnings
$41,095
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$33,623
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
70-74—144 (+4)
  Money rank
87
Earnings
$33,623
 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
T-42nd
73-70-75-68—286 (-2)
 Money Rank
8
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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