Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Aug. 22, 2017

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech has a foursome in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin this week with The Northern Trust event in Old Westbury, N.Y. Matt Kuchar (No. 15 in FedEx Cup points), Ollie Schniederjans (No. 39), Stewart Cink (No. 76) and Richy Werenski (No. 108) have all put together excellent late-season performances and enter the four-event stretch with momentum.

The top 125 in FedEx Cup points following last weekend’s Wyndham Championship advanced to the playoffs. After The Northern Trust, the top 100 will move on to the Dell Technologies Championship Sept. 1-4 in Boston, and the top 70 after that event will advance to the BMW Championship outside of Chicago, Ill. The top 30 after the BMW come to Atlanta for the season-ending Tour Championship.

At No. 15, Kuchar would appear in good position to make it to Atlanta. Schniederjans, No. 39 with a bullet following his stellar performance last weekend at the Wyndham Championship, is in good position to reach the third stage (BMW). Cink is in position to advance to the second stage in Boston, while Werenski needs a big performance this week to advance.

Schniederjans, a rookie on the PGA Tour, went toe-to-toe with 2013 FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson on Sunday with a bogey-free 64, but fell a stroke short of the title. Still, he earned the best finish of his brief career on the PGA Tour. The 2014 Tech graduate birdied three of his last four holes, but Stenson held him off with six birdies in the last eight. It was Schniederjans’ fifth top-10 finish this season.

Werenski, also a rookie, had moved up to No. 122 following his runner-up finish at the Barracuda Championship last week, but cemented his position in the playoffs by tying for 10th place at the Wyndham, his third top-10 finish of the year. The 2013 Tech graduate missed five straight cuts as mid-season, but rose from that to finish T25, T18, T42, T2 and T10 in his last five events since then, moving up from 160 to 108 in the FedEx Cup.

Here’s how Schniederjans’ came down the stretch on Sunday at the Wyndham:

In the final round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Ollie Schniederjans’s second shot takes a firm bounce off the hospitality tent and into the greenside bunker on the par-5 15th hole then nearly holes his third shot resulting in a tap-in birdie.

In the final round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Ollie Schniederjans pours in a 40-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 17th hole.

In the final round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Ollie Schniederjans blisters his tee shot 341 yards then nearly holes his second shot on the par-4 18th hole resulting in a tap-in birdie.

After the third round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Richy Werenski talked to Amanda Balionis about playing into the FedExCup standings this week.

Web.com Tour: The three Georgia Tech alumni who are outside the top 125 – Cameron Tringale (133), Roberto Castro (172) and Bryce Molder (190) – are all eligible for the Web.com Tour finals, a four-tournament series after which the top 25 earners in those four events are awarded PGA Tour cards. The Finals begins with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Columbus, Ohio.

Meanwhile, one event remains on the Web.com Tour for Nicholas Thompson (No. 31), Seth Reeves (No. 55) and Anders Albertson (No. 56) to make the top 25 in regular-season earnings, and that is the WinCo Foods Portland Open this weekend in North Plains, Ore. Albertson tied for 15th place (-11) and Reeves tied for 23rd (-10) at last weekend’s News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., while Thompson missed the cut. The top 25 in regular-season are awarded PGA Tour cards for 2017-18, which is how Schniederjans and Werenski earned their cards for this season. Players who finish the Web.com Tour regular-season ranked No. 26-75 are eligible for the Web.com Tour Finals,

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Northern Trust • August 24-27, 2017 • Glen Oaks Club • Old Westbury, N.Y. • Purse: $8,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: WINCO Foods Portland Open • August 24-27, 2017 • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club • North Plains, Ore. • Purse: $800,000
PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic • August 25-27, 2017 • The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge • Snoqualmie, Wash. • Purse: $2,100,000
Mackenzie Tour: Cape Breton Open • Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2017 • Bell Bay Golf Club • Baddeck, Nova Scotia • $175,000

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-15
70-69-65-69—273 (-11)
 Money rank
56
Earnings
$79,564
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,593,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-28
69-68-68-66—271 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
172
Earnings
$367,362
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,153,242
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
76
Earnings
$1,201,860
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-Tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$4,234,200 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
67-74—141 (+1)
 Money Rank
2 (211 FedEx Cup)
Earnings
$264,350 ($82,208 on PGA Tour)
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$41,212,030
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
15
Earnings
$3,506,639
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
237 (PGA Tour)
Earnings
$12,376
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,418,951
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-41
69-73-72—214 (-2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
50
Earnings
$234,482
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,129,782
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
withdrew
72
 FedEx Cup Rank
190
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$80,153
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-23
70-68-68-68—274 (-10)
 Money rank
55
Earnings
$80,153
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,146,161
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-2
66-63-66-64—259 (-21)
  FedEx Cup rank
39
Earnings
$1,917,469
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
73-68—141 (-1)
 Money Rank
31
Earnings
$131,848
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,691,139
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-68—139 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
133
Earnings
$792,814
 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
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$875,892
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-10
67-66-64-69—266 (-14)
  FedEx Cup rank
108
Earnings
$868,667
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$12,138
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-45
68-71-72-66—277 (-7)
 Money Rank
41
Earnings
$12,138

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