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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar posts solid finish at WGC Mexico event … Vincent Whaley warns first career top-10 finish in Puerto Rico … more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

PGA Tour rookie Vincent Whaley posted the first top-10 finish of his career over the weekend, tying for ninth place at the Puerto Rico Open, the Tour event played opposite the World Golf Championships event going on in Mexico. The 2017 Tech graduate closed strong on the weekend by firing scores of 69-65, playing the finishing nine holes in 4-under-par. He improved his FedEx Cup standing nearly 30 spots to No. 159.

Roberto Castro, playing his seventh event of the 2019-20 season, posted his best finish of the year after missing three straight cuts, putting up a 12-under-par score of 276 and tying for 14th place. Castro, who has conditional status on the PGA Tour, sits at No. 187 on the FedEx Cup list.

Chesson Hadley, the 2013 champion of the Puerto Rico Open, and Richy Werenski missed the cut.

Meanwhile, Matt Kuchar (No. 40 Fed Ex Cup) tied for 22nd at the WGC’s Mexico Championship in Mexico City, shaking off an opening 75 to finish 67-67-70.

The Tour begins its Florida swing this weekend with the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Cameron Tringale (No. 85) and Stewart Cink (No. 137) return to action along with Hadley (No. 120), Werenski (No. 106) and Whaley in the field at PGA National.

ELSEWHERE

The Korn Ferry Tour and the Champions Tour both took the week off and resume this weekend. Anders Albertson, J.T. Griffin, Paul Haley II, Seth Reeves, Ollie Schniederjans and Nicholas Thompson give Georgia Tech a large contingent for the Korn Ferry Tour El Bosque Championship in Mexico.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Honda Classic • February 28-March 1, 2020 • PGA National (Champion course) • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. • Purse: $7,000,000 • FedEx Cup points: 300
  • Web.com Tour:  El Bosque Mexico Championship • February 27-March 1, 2020 • El Bosque Country Club • Guanajuato, Mexico • Purse: $650,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Cologuard Classic • February 28-March 1, 2020 • Omni Tucson National • Tucson, Ariz. • Purse: $1,700,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  PGA Tour Canada Q-School – USA East 1 • March 3-6, 2020 • Mission Inn – El Campeon • Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
  • PGA Tour China:  Sanya Championship • March 26-29, 2020 • Yalong Bay Golf Club • Sanya, Hainan
  • All Pro Tour:  Coke Dr. Pepper Open • March 11-14, 2020 • Oak Wing Golf Club/Links on the Bayou • Alexandria, La.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Brunswick Country Club • February 24-25, 2020 • Brunswick, Ga.
  • G Pro Tour:  Palencia Championship • February 25-27, 2020 • The Palencia Club • St. Augustine, Fla.

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
Did not playPoints 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
Did not playPoints ranking: 83 (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
Did not playPoints 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
Did not playPoints ranking: 87
YTD earnings: $190,213
Career earnings: $8,274,948
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
The Masters
missed cut
70-75--145 (+1)
Points ranking: 169
YTD earnings: $70,132
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,588,384
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
The Masters
missed cut
70-77--147 (+3)
Points ranking: 64
YTD earnings: $125,690
Career earnings (Champions): $5,000,539
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
SwingThought Tour
ST20-Sanctuary Golf Club
68-68--136 (-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
Did not playPoints Ranking: 40 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $5,450 (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
Did not playPoints ranking: 101
YTD earnings: $162,690
Career earnings (PGAT): $11,993,566
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 162
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
SwingThought Tour
ST20-Sanctuary Golf Club
67-69--136 (-6)
PGA Tour Points ranking: 118
YTD earnings: $84,820
Career earnings (PGAT): $292,391
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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