Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Sept. 5, 2017

THE FLATS – The two big news items coming out of last weekend’s Dell Technologies Championship were Stewart Cink’s charge to advance to the third stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Matt Kuchar nailing down a spot on the United States team for the Presidents Cup for the fourth time. Cink’s performance assured that three former Yellow Jackets would survive to the third stage of the playoffs.

Cink, playing this PGA Tour season on a career-earnings exemption, has not only made sure to regain his card for 2017-18, but has advanced all the way to the third stage of the playoffs, which will come in two weeks (Sept. 14-17) at the BMW Championship outside of Chicago.

The 1995 Tech grad and 2009 Open Champion began the weekend at No. 81, 11 spots outside the level needed to move on, and things didn’t look much better after an opening-round 71. But Cink buckled down to fire three consecutive 68s and secure his position in next week’s event (see his post-third-round interview and story below). His standing at No. 57 in FedEx Cup points is his highest since he finished at No. 54 in 2010. His best finish since then has been No. 82 (2011) and No. 83 (2013). He last advanced to the Tour Championship in 2009 (15th).

.@stewartcink watch. Former #GT_GOLF star in position to move on with good round today. https://t.co/lTWAccGHOy pic.twitter.com/cWbfP2aBv5

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) September 4, 2017

Following a third-round 68, Stewart Cink reflects on his play in the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship with Phil Tataurangi from PGA TOUR Radio.

You can take the kid outa Alabama but…… https://t.co/on1w6UuYyC

— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) September 1, 2017

Meanwhile, Kuchar didn’t have a great weekend, but his tie for 56th left him at No. 18 in FedEx Cup points, solidly in position to make the Tour Championship, and his finished ninth in points for the Presidents Cup (the top 10 over the two-year qualifying period earn automatic inclusion). Kuchar will play in his fourth Presidents Cup, and has also played for the USA in four Ryder Cups, easily the most combined appearances of any Georgia Tech golfer.

Ollie Schniederjans, a rookie on the PGA Tour this season, missed the cut at the Dell Technologies Championship, but dropped only to No. 50 in the FedEx Cup standings and will play at the BMW Championship next week.

Web.com Tour: Seth Reeves made a good start to his quest for a PGA Tour card by tying for 24th place in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the opening stage of the Web.com Tour Finals, last weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The 2013 Tech graduate opened with rounds of 70-64 but stumbled to a 75 on Sunday. Still, Reeves is tied for 18th in Finals earnings, and the top 25 after the four-event playoff will earn status on the PGA Tour for next season.

Cameron Tringale tied for 50th place, and Roberto Castro tied for 56th, leading them outside the top25 after the first event, while Nicholas Thompson and Anders Alberton missed the cut. They move on to the Albertson’s Boise Open Sept. 14-17, after a one-week break in the schedule.

Chesson Hadley, who officially graduated from the Web.com Tour last weekend along with 24 other Web.com Tour players, tied for 10th in the Nationwide event.

In the second round of the 2017 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Seth Reeves’s 5-iron from a downhill lie in the rough lands 35 yards short of the green but bounces on and rolls all the way to back and nestles some 3 feet away.

.@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: BMW Championship • September 14-17, 2017 • Conway Farms Golf Club • Lake Forest, Ill. • Purse: $8,750,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: Albertson’s Boise Open • September 14-17, 2017 • Hillcrest Country Club • Boise, Idao • Purse: $1,000,000
PGA Tour Champions: Japan Airlines Championship • September 8-10, 2017 • Marita Golf Club • Narita-shi, Chiba, Japan • Purse: $2,500,000
Mackenzie Tour: Ontario Championship • September 7-10, 2017 • National Pines Golf Club • Barrie, Ontario • $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
77-77—154 (+12)
 Money rank
62 (T-60 in finals)
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: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
T-55
71-73-73-70—287 (+3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
172 on PGA Tour (T-46 in finals)
Earnings
$367,362
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,354,492
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
12
71-68-68-68—275 (-9)
 FedEx Cup Rank
57
Earnings
$1,403,110
 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
10
70-70-69-68—277 (-7)
 Money Rank
9 (earned PGA Tour card)
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: 
$41,419,130
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-56
72-70-71-73—286 (+2)
 FedEx Cup Rank
18
Earnings
$3,713,739
 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: 
$12,424,004
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-55
71-67-72—210 (E)
 Schwab Cup Rank
52
Earnings
$239,534
 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-24
70-64-73-75—282 (-2))
 Money rank
60 (T-18 in finals)
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
75-77—152 (+10)
  FedEx Cup rank
50
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
68-80—148 (+6)
 Money Rank
32 (T-60 in finals)
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: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
T-50
71-70-73-72—286 (+2)
 FedEx Cup Rank
133 (T-41 in finals)
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
did not play
n/a
  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
missed cut
73-71—144 (E)
 Money Rank
45
Earnings
$12,138

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