#ProJackets Golf Update

Sept. 15, 2015

THE FLATS – Three Georgia Tech alumni – Matt Kuchar, Cameron Tringale and Bryce Molder – are in the field for this week’s BMW Championship, the third stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, in Lake Forest, Ill.

Kuchar, bidding to advance all the way to the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta for the sixth straight year, made a significant move in securing that spot by tying for ninth place at 7-under-par 277 in the Deutsche Bank Championship, including a third-round 65. The 2000 Tech graduate had reached 10-under-par and tied for third place during his final round Monday before settling back, but he enters the third stage ranked 20th in FedEx Cup points. The top 30 after the BMW will advance to the finale at East Lake Golf Club.

Tringale played the 72 holes even-par to tie for 44th place, and stands 55th in points headed to the BMW, while Molder managed to remain inside the top 70 (69th) despite missing the cut at the Deutsche Bank. Chesson Hadley’s 2014-15 season came to an end after he closed with an 80 Monday.

Web.com TourRoberto Castro began his quest to regain PGA Tour status by tying for 44th place at the Hotel Fitness Championship last weekend in Fort Wayne, Ind. Castro shot 4-under-par 284 and stands 36th in earnings after the first of four events. Nicholas Thompson, who finished the PGA Tour season outside the top 125, also is in the Web.com Tour finals and missed the cut last weekend. He is 63rd in the Finals rankings. The top 75 money earners from this year’s Web.com Tour join with the No. 126-200 earners from the PGA Tour for four events, after which the top 50 in earnings from the four events will gain PGA Tour status. The top 25 in regular-season earnings have already qualified for their 2015-16 cards.

Meanwhile, another group of Yellow Jackets have advanced to the first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School. Drew Czuchry (T3) and Bo Andrews (8th) advanced out of the pre-qualifying event St. Augustine, Fla. Czuchry shot 10-under-par 206, while Andrews posted a 7-under-par total of 209, each grabbing one of 38 spots available to move on to the first stage of Web.com Q-School. Anders Albertson, who played in SwingThought.com Tour events since June, tied for fourth place (8-under 202) in Brunswick, Ga.

Several other Tech alumni will be in first-stage qualifying events which take place Oct. 6-9 at four different sites, including John-Tyler Griffin, Seth Reeves, Kyle Scott and James White, who have played this summer mostly in eGolf and SwingThought.com events. Troy Matteson, Matt Weibring and Richard Werenski, who had full Web.com Tour status this year but did not qualify for the finals, will begin Q-School either in the first or second stage.

MacKenzie Tour – With some time between the end of the Web.com Tour regular season and the beginning of Q-School, Richard Werenski went North of the border to play in the Cape Breton Celtic Classic and tied for 17th with a 13-under-par score of 275.

Odds and ends – Stewart Cink, whose PGA Tour season came to an end with The Barclays, is in the field on an invitation for this weekend’s 72° Open D’Italia on the European Tour … Seth Reeves won the club championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club last weekend (2-under 214), one year after his Tech teammate Bo Andrews won the title … Drew Czuchry finished fourth in this year’s club championship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: BMW Championship • September 17-20, 2015 • Conway Farms Golf Club • Lake Forest, Ill. • Purse: $8,250,000 • Winning Share: $1,485,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: Small Business Connection Championship at RiverRun • September 17-20, 2015 • River Rub Country Club • Davidson, N.C. • Purse: $1,000,000 • Winning Share: $180,000
Champions Tour: Nature Valley First Tee Open • September 25-27, 2015 • Pebble Beach Golf Links • Monterrey Peninsula, Calif. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,000
MacKenzie Tour: Freedom 55 Financial Championship • September 17-20, 2015 • Highland Country Club • London, Ontario, Canada • Purse: $200,000 • Winning Share: $36,000
SwingThought.com Tour: Callaway Gardens • September 16-18, 2015 • Mountain View Course • Pine Mountain, Ga. • Purse: n/a

This Week’s Hot Links

Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup (Georgia Tech is 6th)

  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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-4
69-66-67—202 (-8)
 Money rank
27
Earnings
$4,745
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
8th
70-69-70—209 (-7)
 Money rank
T-110
Earnings
$990
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,069,438
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
T-44
70-68-76-70—284 (-4)
 FedEx/Money Rank
188/179
Earnings
$179,723/$6,381
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,513,527
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
102
Earnings
$694,655
 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
T-3rd
67-71-68—206 (-10)
 Money rank
T-96
Earnings
$1,069
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
231
Earnings
$36,839
 JOHN-TYLER 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
T-101
Earnings
$1,017
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,838,844
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
74th
73-71-70-80—294 (+10)
 FedEx Rank
98
Earnings
$1,135,529
 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: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
n/a
 Money rank
na/63
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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
236
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$33,625,837
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-9th
69-72-65-71—277 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
20
Earnings
$2,514,295
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,023,486
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/114
Earnings
$42,450/$31,938
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,632,251
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
66
Earnings
$184,339
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,555,478
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
75-73—148 (+6)
 FedEx Rank
58
Earnings
$1,148,800
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
8
Earnings
$9,364
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$160,107
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA/Web/Euro
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx rank
n/a
Earnings
$160,107
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$4,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
49/188
Earnings
$2,810/$4,530
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,720,607
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
71-74—145 (+1)
 FedEx Rank
63
Earnings
$667,185
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,577,133
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-44th
75-66-69-74—284 (E)
 FedEx Rank
55
Earnings
$1,580,039
 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 Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
87
Earnings
$52,161
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$62,086
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-17th
68-71-69-67—275 (-13)
  Money rank
79
Earnings
$62,086
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
T-56
Earnings
$2810
 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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