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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar returns to action this week, defending his 2018 Mayakoba Classic title … J.T. Griffin and Nicholas Thompson advance to the finals of Korn Ferry qualifying … more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Competing for the first time since the BMW Championship in Germany in September, Matt Kuchar will defend his 2018 title at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The nine-time PGA Tour winner held off Danny Lee last year to win by two shots, the first of two wins the former Tech All-American would post in the 2018-19 season.

Kuchar used the Mayakoba to springboard into his best season since 2017, finishing 16th in FedEx Cup points and advancing to the Tour Championship for the ninth time in the last 10 years on Tour. He also compiled the highest single-season earnings ($6,294,690) of his career and posted eight top-10 finishes in 22 events.

Cameron Tringale also returns to action after a three-week layoff at the Mayakoba. The recent Georgia Tech Hall of Fame inductee has two top-20 finishes in four events in the fall season, and stands No. 56 in the FedEx Cup rankings. Vincent Whaley is an alternate into the field.

In case you missed it, Richy Werenski is sidelined for the rest of 2019 after suffering a broken wrist in a car accident.

KORN FERRY TOUR

Two former Yellow Jackets made it through to the finals of the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying school last week, with J.T. Griffin finishing eighth in Dothan, Ala., and Nicholas Thompson tying for 13th at Plantation, Fla. Chris Petefish failed to advance from the qualifier in Plantation, Fla. Twenty players advanced from each.

Griffin played in 17 events last year on the Korn Ferry Tour, but finished outside the top 75 in season points which would have qualified him for the Korn Ferry Finals and given him status for 2020. hompson, who has played a full schedule on the KFT the last two years, is attempting to re-qualify after finishing 93rd in the points ranking in 2019. Petefish has 2020 status on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada), having earned enough money in five events in 2019 to finish 58th on the Order of Merit. T

The final stage is set for Dec. 12-15 in Winter Garden, Fla.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Mayakoba Golf Classic • November 14-17, 2019 • El Camaleon Golf Club • Playa del Carmen, Mexico • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Web.com Tour:  Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Final Stage • December 12-15, 2019 • Orange County National • Winter Garden, Fla. • Purse: $1,000,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  season ended
  • Mackenzie Tour:  season ended
  • PGA Tour China:  no events scheduled
  • All Pro Tour:  Sweetwater Open • November 11-12, 2019 • Sweetwater Country Club • Sugarland, Texas
  • SwingThought Tour:  Sanctuary Golf Club • November 15-16, 2019 • Waverly, Ga.
  • G Pro Tour:  The Club at Savannah Quarters • November 20-21, 2019 • Pooler, Ga.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 59
YTD earnings: $106,387
Career earnings (KFT): $628,224
ROBERTO CASTRO
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2007
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $0
Career earnings: $7,411,048
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
missed cut
74-70--144 (+2)
Points ranking: 3
YTD earnings: $1,494,130
Career earnings: $39,655,271
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Harbor Classic
missed cut
75-72--147 (+3)
Points ranking: 88
(GPro)
YTD earnings: $2,887.50 (GPro)
Career earnings: n/a
DREW CZUCHRY
Hometown: Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Harbor Classic
missed cut
75-75--150 (+6)
Points ranking: 98 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $1,800 (GPro)
Career earnings: n/a
DAVID DUVAL
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
Status: none
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $19,196,243
J.T. GRIFFIN
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
Residence: Marietta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 74
YTD earnings: $79,133
Career earnings (KFT): $114,110
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
T-23
73-65-66-67--271 (-11)
Points ranking: 80
YTD earnings: $246,172
Career earnings: $8,330,906
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Did not playOrder of Merit: 56
YTD earnings: ¥113,512
Career earnings: ¥251,305
PAUL HALEY II
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 43
YTD earnings: $121,626
Career earnings (KFT): $466,397
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
T-37
70-66-67-70--273 (-9)
Points ranking: 156
YTD earnings: $98,842
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,617,094
TROY MATTESON
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Turned pro: 2003
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
Status: none
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $10,111,266
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playPoints ranking: 64
YTD earnings: $125,690
Career earnings (Champions): $5,000,539
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
ANDY OGLETREE
Hometown: Little Rock, Miss.
Residence: Roswell, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playn/a
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
LocaliQ Series
LocaliQ Series Championship
T-59
71-70-77-76--294 (+6)
Points ranking (LocalIQ Series): 35
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $5,280
Career earnings (MacKenzie): $16,280
MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: n/a
SETH REEVES
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 19
YTD earnings: $189,688
Career earnings (KFT): $451,076
Career earnings (PGAT): $309,588
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: Developmental Tours
GPro Tour
Harbor Classic
T-21
72-67-74--213 (-3)
Points Ranking: 40 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $6,572 (GPro)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 35
YTD earnings: $148,992
Career earnings (KFT): $438,648
Career earnings (PGAT): $3,879,653
NICHOLAS THOMPSON
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 146
YTD earnings: $27,635
Career earnings (KFT): $889,499
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,729,551
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
3rd
67-68-67-62--264 (-18)
Points ranking: 33
YTD earnings: $618,090
Career earnings (PGAT): $12,448,966
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
missed cut
73-67--140 (-2)
Points ranking: 169
YTD earnings: $87,919
Career earnings (PGAT): $4,634,026
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
missed cut
71-73--144 (+2)
PGA Tour Points ranking: 132
YTD earnings: $84,820
Career earnings (PGAT): $292,391
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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