@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

July 7, 2015

THE FLATS – Bryce Molder earned his second top-10 finish of the year and first since the season-opening Frys.com Open last fall with a tie for sixth place at The Greenbrier Classic last weekend in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

The only one of three Yellow Jackets in the field to make the cut, Molder held a share of the 54-hole lead after firing rounds of 64-67 in the middle two rounds. The 2001 Tech grad was unable to approach that on Sunday, however, playing an even-par round of 70 to finish two shots out of a four-man playoff (11-under-par 269). It also cost him one of the four available qualifying spots for the Open Championship.

Molder has made 13 cuts this year and earned more than $845,000, and currently stands 89th in FedEx Cup points.

He’ll get one last chance to earn a spot in the Open this weekend, teeing it up along with Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Troy Matteson and Nicholas Thompson at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. One additional spot is available to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties.

Kyle Scott earned his second Web.com Tour paycheck last weekend with a tie for 36th place at the Nova Scotia Open (278, -6). The 2011 Tech grad is 2-for-2 in cuts made on the Web.com Tour, and has also played events on the eGolf and SwingThought.com Tours.

James White, Jr., won a small 18-hole event Sunday on the SwingThought.com Tour by shooting 66 at Callaway Gardens Mountain View course, while Seth Reeves, back in the United States after a month on the European Challenge Tour, shot 68 and finished fourth. Reeves shot 66-64 to win the companion event held Monday and Tuesday.

Former Tech players have accumulated more than $6.1 million in PGA Tour earnings this season, and five 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. 30, followed by Cameron Tringale (44), Chesson Hadley (68), Bryce Molder (89), Nicholas Thompson (111). Stewart Cink holds 127th place.

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 is already overseas to play in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this weekend along with Kuchar. After the Open Championship, he will begin playing as a professional.

Upcoming Events

Next PGA Tour event: Greenbrier Classic • July 9-12, 2015 • TPC Deere Run • Silvis, Ill. • Purse: $4,700,000 • Winning Share: $846,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Next Web.com Tour event: Albertson’s Boise Open • July 9-12, 2015 • Hillcrest Country Club • Boise, Idaho • Purse: $800,000 • Winning Share: $144,000
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: 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: Imperial Headwear Southern Open • July 8-11, 2015 • The Club at Irish Creek • Kannapolis, N.C.
Next SwingThought.com Tour event: Callaway Gardens • July 15-17, 2015 • Callaway Gardens Mountain View Course • Pine Mountain, Ga.

This Week’s Hot Links

Molder chats with Tom Werme before his final round at Greenbrier
Kuchar enters Scottish fortnight playing `steady, good golf’
Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup (Georgia Tech is 6th)

Amazing first practice round at St Andrews before heading to Gullane for Scottish Open. Going to be… https://t.co/sirKJTt0XT

Ollie Schniederjans (@ollie_gt) July 5, 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
199/166
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
127
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
68
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
72-71–143 (-1)
 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
missed cut
73-72–145 (+3)
 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
30
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
227/95
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: 
$9,978,114
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-6th
68-64-67-70–169 (-11)
 FedEx Rank
89
Earnings
$875,048
 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
4th (18-hole event)
68 (-4)
 eGolf Money rank
51/172
Earnings
$9,214/na
 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
T-36th (Web.com)
70-69-70-69–278 (-6)
  Money rank
122/168/176
Earnings
$3,007/$2,900/$4,530
 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
missed cut
73-71–144 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
111
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
missed cut
67-74–141 (+1)
 FedEx Rank
44
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
missed cut
71-74–145 (+3)
 Money Rank
77
Earnings
$41,095
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$35,293
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-61st
70-68-73-70–281 (-3)
  Money rank
88
Earnings
$35,293
 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
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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