Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Aug. 29, 2017

THE FLATS – Three of the four Georgia Tech alumni who began the FedEx Cup Playoffs last weekend – Matt Kuchar (No. 15), Ollie Schniederjans (No. 42) and Stewart Cink (No. 81) have made it through to week two this weekend at the Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass., outside of Boston.

The top 100 on the points list following The Northern Trust last weekend advanced. Kuchar, in good position to advance all the way to the Tour Championship in Atlanta at the end of September, earned his seventh top-10 finish of the year, tying for 10th place on the strength of a second-round 64 that included eight birdies in a 10-hole stretch.

Kuchar also remains No. 8 in points to make the United States team for the Presidents Cup. The top 10 following the Dell Technologies Championship are automatically on the team.

Schniederjans and Cink, already in position among the top 100, moved on despite missing the cut. Richy Werenski was not so fortunate. He shot rounds of 70-71-72-72 and tied for 49th place, but moved up only two spots to No. 106, ending his rookie season.

The top 70 after this weekend will advance to the BMW Championship outside of Chicago, Ill., next week. The top 30 after the BMW come to Atlanta Sept. 21-24 for the season-ending Tour Championship.

Some highlights from Kuchar’s stellar short game play over the weekend:

In the second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST 2017, Matt Kuchar nearly holes out from 102 yards on the par-4 14th hole.

In the second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST 2017, Matt Kuchar sticks his wedge shot from 82 yards to set up birdie on the par-4 11th hole.

In the second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST 2017, Matt Kuchar shows some wisdom around the green by using the wedge to chip-in for his birdie on the par-4 10th hole.

In the third round of THE NORTHERN TRUST 2017, Matt Kuchar strikes it from 88 yards to give himself a tap-in birdie on the par-4 11th hole.

In the third round of THE NORTHERN TRUST 2017, Matt Kuchar makes a 45-foot birdie from off the green on the par-3 6th hole.

Web.com Tour: Chesson Hadley officially graduated from the Web.com Tour last weekend along with 24 other Web.com Tour players, finishing ninth on the regular-season earnings list despite missing the cut at the WINCO Foods Portland Open. Hadley, who won the LECOM Health Challenge in early June and earned three top-10 finishes this season, will begin playing PGA Tour events when the 2017-18 schedule starts in October. It is the second time he has graduated from the Web.com Tour, first earning his PGA Tour card in 2013. He has a victory on the PGA Tour and three wins on the Web.com Tour.

Before that, however, he’ll join Nicholas Thompson (No. 32 in earnings), Seth Reeves (No. 60) and Anders Albertson (No. 62) in the Web.com Tour Finals, a four-event playoff that begins this weekend with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ga. The top 25 in earnings collectively for the four events also earn PGA Tour status for 2017-18.

The three Georgia Tech alumni who finished outside the top 125 of the FedEx Cup this season – Cameron Tringale (133), Roberto Castro (172) and Bryce Molder (190) – are also eligible for the Web.com Tour Finals. Castro and Tringale are listed in the field for this week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

.@chessonhadley is officially graduated from the @WebDotComTour for the 2nd time. https://t.co/IyyUKdeYJ9 pic.twitter.com/OdnOPrsC5L

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) August 28, 2017

It's time to Meet The 25 newest @PGATOUR members! @ChessonHadley interviews his fellow #WebTour grads. https://t.co/wNbsifxMpN

— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) August 28, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Dell Technologies Championship • September 1-4, 2017 • TPC Boston • Norton, Mass. • Purse: $8,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship • August 31-September 3, 2017 • Ohio State Golf Club-Scarlet Course • Columbus, Ohio • Purse: $1,000,000
PGA Tour Champions: Shaw Charity Classic • September 1-3, 2017 • Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club • Calgary, Alberta • Purse: $2,350,000
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
missed cut
72-72—144 (+2)
 Money rank
62
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
did not play
n/a
 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
missed cut
71-74—145 (+5)
 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
74-70—144 (+2)
 Money Rank
9
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: 
$41,399,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
71-64-68-73—276 (-4)
 FedEx Cup Rank
15
Earnings
$3,694,139
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
190
Earnings
$216,892
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$82,953
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-43
72-69-69-69—279 (-5)
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$82,953
 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
missed cut
71-77—148 (+8)
  FedEx Cup rank
42
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
75-73—148 (+6)
 Money Rank
32
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
did not play
n/a
 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: 
$897,087
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-49
70-71-72-72—285 (+5)
  FedEx Cup rank
106
Earnings
$890,262
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
41
Earnings
$12,138

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