Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

April 11, 2017

Matt Kuchar won’t have to worry about earning an invitation back to The Masters for 2018. Though his current standing among the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking would give him a spot in the field, he secured an invitation for next year by tying for fourth place this year (top 12 finishers plus ties receive an invitation for next year’s tournament).

The three-time Georgia Tech All-American shot a 67 Sunday, which included three straight birdies around Amen Corner and an ace at the par-3 16th, and he wound up four shots out of the playoff between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. It was the 19th hole-in-one at the 16th hole in Masters history, and he celebrated by signing the ball and handing it to an 8-year-old boy in gallery.

ICYMI: Matt Kuchar’s hole-in-one at the 179-yard 16th Hole, Round 4. https://t.co/dAcykrptdF via @TheMasters pic.twitter.com/g7WB30G60g

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) April 11, 2017

Kuchar’s performance Sunday lifted him to 45th in the FedEx Cup standings as he heads to Hilton Head, S.C., this weekend for the RBC Heritage, at which he produced one of his six PGA Tour titles in 2014. He’ll be joined there by Roberto Castro, who missed the cut at The Masters last weekend, Stewart Cink, Bryce Molder and Ollie Schniederjans.

Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters champion playing for his 34th time at Augusta National, made the cut for the third time in the last four years and finished 52nd. At 44th in the Schwab Cup rankings, Mize returns to action this weekend at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic.

A very memorable week at Augusta. For many reasons. Magical tournament, incredible golf course. Demanding on every single shot. Every one.

Roberto Castro (@cicioCASTRO) April 7, 2017

Congrats 2 @GT_GOLF for reclaiming title of deepest #NCAA p’gram on @PGATOUR 10 frmr #Jackets w official $ this year https://t.co/R33OdbS38U pic.twitter.com/04wgvxVxh1

— Rivals Cup (@RivalsCup) April 10, 2017

33 #RivalsCup-ers made #themasters cut earning +$5.1M. Top 5: 1) @asumensgolf 2) @UNLVGolf 3) @IlliniMGolf 4) @GT_GOLF 5) @uclamensgolf pic.twitter.com/YXWydMdwfm

— Rivals Cup (@RivalsCup) April 10, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: RBC Heritage • April 13-16, 2017 • Harbour Town Golf Links • Hilton head, S.C. • Purse: $6,500,000 • FedExCup Points: 600
Web.com Tour: United Leasing & Finance Championship • April 20-23, 2017 • Victoria National Golf Club • Newburgh, Ind. • Purse: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Classic • April 14-16, 2017 • TPC Sugarloaf • Duluth, Ga. • Purse: $1,800,000
MacKenzie Tour: MacKenzie Tour Q-School • five sessions between Mar. 14-May 5 • various sites
PGA Tour China: Henan Open • May 9-15, 2017 • St. Andrews Golf Club • Zhengzhou, Henan
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: 86 Abierto OSDE del Centro presentado por FiberCorp • April 20-23, 2017 • Cordoba Golf Club • Cordoba, Argentina • Purse: $175,000
Swing Thought Tour: Castle Bay • April 20-23, 2017 • Hampstead, N.C.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$103,610
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
49
Earnings
$20,665
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,450,802
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
79-78–157 (+13)
 FedEx/Money Rank
156
Earnings
$224,579
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,640,817
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
53
Earnings
$689,435
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  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 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
 eGolf/ST Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,925,855
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
33
Earnings
$21,960
 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: 
$38,749,088
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-4
72-73-71-67–283 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
45
Earnings
$1,043,697
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,059,890
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,296,166
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
52 (Masters)
74-76-79-76–305 (+17)
 Schwab Cup Rank
44
Earnings
$58,789
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,017,326
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
185
Earnings
$91,716
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$27,963
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
77
Earnings
$21,960
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$954,223
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
62
Earnings
$725,531
 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: 
$734,090
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
8
Earnings
$74,299
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,263,739
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
115
Earnings
$365,415
 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
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$1,635,583
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$327,983
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
119
Earnings
$321,158
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
1
70-63-73-72–278 (-2)
 Money Rank
2
Earnings
$8,760

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