#ProJackets Golf Update

Sept. 22, 2015

THE FLATS – Despite a strong charge through the second and third week of the FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGATour, only Matt Kuchar will represent Georgia Tech alumni in the week’s Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club.

Kuchar, a 2000 Tech graduate with seven PGA Tour victories, has made the top 30 season-ending event for the sixth consecutive year, a status which brings with it invitations to all four major championships in 2016. The Sea Island, Ga., resident is No. 21 in FedEx Cup points after tying for 41st at last week’s BMW Championship, where he started strong (67-67) but faded on the weekend.

Cameron Tringale made a furious charge on Sunday at the BMW in an effort to make the Tour Championship for the second straight year, but his closing 66 lifted him only into a tie for seventh place and to No. 36 in the points standings. After an opening 72 at Conway Farms, Tringale closed 64-69-66 to finish at 13-under-par 271.

Bryce Molder was unable to make a move of any sort at the BMW, starting at No. 69 and finishing at No. 70 after a tie for 68th finish at the BMW.

Charlie Rymer, Georgia Tech All-American in the late 1980s and now a co-host of the Morning Drive program on Golf Channel, will be on the Tech campus taping segments for his program that will air on Morning Drive throughout the weekend while the Tour Championship is being contested at East Lake.

Web.com Tour – In the second of four Web.com Finals events last weekend, Roberto Castro had a strong weekend at the Small Business Connection Championship, finishing with a 66 to tie for ninth place (10-under 278) and move up to 11th place in Web.com Finals earnings. Two events remain, including this weekend’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio on a course Castro has played a few times before, the Ohio State University Scarlet Course.

Nicholas Thompson, who finished the PGA Tour season outside the top 125, missed the cut for the second straight week last weekend. 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 are preparing for the first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School October 6-9 at four different sites. Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews and Drew Czuchry advanced out of pre-qualifying events two weeks ago. John-Tyler Griffin, Seth Reeves, Kyle Scott and James White, who have played this summer mostly in eGolf and SwingThought.com events, also are in the first stage. 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.

SwingThought.com TourKyle Scott and Drew Czuchry earned top-5 finishes at last weekend’s Callaway Gardens-Mountain View Pro Series event. Scott shot 13-under-par 203 to finish third, one shot out of a two-way tie for first, which was worth $1,800. Czuchry tied for fourth at 12-under 204 for $1,300.

European Tour – Stewart Cink, whose PGA Tour season came to an end with The Barclays, played last weekend’s 72° Open D’Italia on the European Tour on an invitation and tied for 41st place (11-under 277), winning €9,450.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Tour Championship by Coca-Cola • September 24-27, 2015 • East Lake Golf Club • Atlanta, Ga. • Purse: $8,250,000 • Winning Share: $1,485,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship • September 24-27, 2015 • Ohio State University Scarlet Course • Columbus, Ohio • 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: season over
SwingThought.com Tour: Okefenokee Classic • September 23-26, 2015 • Okefenokee Golf Club • Blackshear, Ga. • Purse: $140,000

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Trivia – Which college golf program belongs to a facility that hosts the PGA Tour's most prestigious event? GT Golf! pic.twitter.com/vKgVJQSwLm

— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) September 22, 2015

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: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
T-4
69-66-67—202 (-8)
 Money rank
154
Earnings
$8,813
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
34
Earnings
$29,637
 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-9
72-70-70-66—278 (-10)
 FedEx/Money Rank
188/11
Earnings
$179,723/$30,119
 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
41st (Euro Tour)
69-68-70-70—277 (-11)
 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: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
T-4th
66-67-71—204 (-12)
 Money rank
T-96
Earnings
$2,369
 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 Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
56
Earnings
$19,471
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
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: 
$33,657,187
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-41st
67-67-70-75—279 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
21
Earnings
$2,545,645
 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: 
$9,572,225
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-68th
77-71-69-78—295 (+11)
 FedEx Rank
70
Earnings
$1,165,547
 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
69
Earnings
$18,578
 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: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
3rd
68-69-66—203 (-13)
  Money rank
130/188
Earnings
$10,517/$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
74-74—148 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
n/a
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-7th
72-64-69-66—271 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
36
Earnings
$1,837,164
 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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  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
43
Earnings
$25,742
 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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