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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – The return of professional golf is upon us, with PGA Tour players in Fort Worth, Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge, and Korn Ferry Tour players in Florida for the Korn Ferry Challenge, and both events are welcoming large and deep fields. More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

The 156-player field for the Charles Schwab Challenge has 16 of the world’s top 20 players, including the Yellow Jackets’ Matt Kuchar, in what is being billed as the deepest field in the event’s history. Chesson Hadley and Richy Werenski, as well as recent graduate Andy Ogletree, are the only other Jackets who are set to join Kuchar at Colonial Country Club.

Kuchar has played well as Colonial over the years and has been consistent this year with five top-25 finishes in eight events, and one international win, making him a favorite among the fantasy golf set.

Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner has a nice breakdown of what to look for this week in his Monday Scramble.

Because of the slimmed down 2020 PGA Tour schedule, more of the world’s top players are in the field this week, meaning fewer spots available for those with less status. Many of them are therefore competing in the Korn Ferry Challenge (see below).

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OGLETREE MAKING PGA TOUR DEBUT … AS AN AMATEUR

The Charles Schwab Challenge will be the first of three PGA Tour events to which recently graduated Andy Ogletree has a sponsor exemption during the remaining 2020 schedule. The Little Rock, Miss., who remains an amateur in order to compete in the rescheduled Masters Tournament in November, also will play in the RBC Heritage and the Memorial Tournament.

Ogletree, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, also holds automatic spots in the rescheduled U.S. Open in September and will defend his U.S. Amateur title on its originally scheduled dates in August.

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FOUR JACKETS COMPETING AT KORN FERRY CHALLENGE

The Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass will restart the Tour’s 2020 season, which will now combine with the 2021 season due to the number of tournament cancelations. The newly created 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour schedule will conclude with 25 PGA TOUR cards awarded at the 2021 WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz, with an additional 25 cards awarded at the conclusion of the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

With six events completed through the El Bosque Mexico Championship by INNOVA, the remaining 2020 schedule – subject to change – now consists of 23 events. Korn Ferry Tour events to be contested in 2021 as part of the combined 2020-21 schedule will be announced later this year.

Vincent Whaley, who has competed as a rookie on the PGA Tour but does not have a spot in the early events of the restart, leads a Jacket contingent at the Korn Ferry Challenge that also includes Anders Albertson, who is exempt into Korn Ferry Tour events as a 2018 winner (Lincoln Land Championship). J.T. Griffin and Seth Reeves, both of whom have partial status on the Korn Ferry Tour, will play this week after finishing in the top 25 of the most recent event, the El Bosque Mexico Championship at the end of February. Griffin tied for ninth place, while Reeves tied for 24th. Griffin stands No. 21 on the Korn Ferry Points list.

MONDAY QUALIFYING DRAWS A CROWD

Because of the number of players with PGA Tour status in the field for the Korn Ferry Challenge, the Monday qualifier for this week’s event in St. Augustine has maxed out at 264 players, whereas 80 to 100 is the normal number for a Korn Ferry Monday qualifier. The top eight finishers will be offered spots in the 156-player field at Dye’s Valley Club.

Tech’s Vincent Whaley, a PGA Tour rookie who is unable to tee it up this week in Fort Worth, is in the field for the Korn Ferry Tour events each of the next three weeks. Ollie Schniederjans, who has partial Korn Ferry Tour status, is among several notable names who attempted to qualify Monday for one of the eight spots. J.T. Griffin, who is in the field this week at Dye’s Valley, has Monday-qualified for spots on several occasions in the last two years.

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PETEFISH PICKS UP VICTORY IN TALLAHASSEE

Chris Petefish started fast in the Tallahassee (Fla.) Pro-Am Classic, an event on the Emerald Coast Tour, last weekend the Capital City Country Club. His opening 63 put him in a great position for the tournament, and he went wire-to-wire with rounds of 63-67-66-196 to get the win and $6,000.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  Charles Schwab Challenge • June 11-14, 2020 • Colonial Country Club • Fort Worth, Texas • Purse: $7,500,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Korn Ferry Challenge • June 11-14, 2020 • TPC Sawgrass-Dye’s Valley Course • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Bridgestone Senior Players Championship • July 9-12, 2020 • Firestone Country Club • Akron, Ohio • Purse: $2,800,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  remainder of 2020 season cancelled
  • PGA Tour Series – China:  tba
  • PGA Tour LatinoAmerica:  all events postponed
  • All Pro Tour:  Supreme Lending Classic • June 17-20, 2020 • Indian Springs Country Club – River Course • Broken Arrow, Okla. • Purse: $140,000
  • Emerald Coast Tour:  Arrowhead Country Club • June 10-12, 2020 • Arrowhead Country Club • Mongtomery, Ala.
  • G Pro Tour:  Mimosa Open • June 23-25, 2020 • Mimosa Hills Country Club • Morganton, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Disney’s St. Palm • June 10-11, 2020 • Orlando, Fla.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Rocket Mortgage Classic
missed cut
73-70--143 (+1)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 231
YTD earnings: $8,760
KFT points ranking: 126
YTD earnings (KFT): $14,525
Career earnings (PGAT): $556,905
Career earnings (KFT): $929,956
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour/PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour
Genesis Scottish Open
T-62
66-67-70-73--276 (-4)
Schwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 169
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $251,719
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,778,583
WILL DICKSON
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playGPro Points ranking: 20
YTD Earnings (GPro): $4,797
Career earnings (GPro): $59,704
Points ranking (KFT): 193
YTD earnings (KFT): $4,538
Points ranking (FET): 154
YTD earnings (FET): $2,571
DAVID DUVAL
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
Status: PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour Champions
Kaulig Companies Championship
T-44
75-69-73-69--286 (+6)
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 47
YTD earnings (Champions): $251,181
Career earnings (Champions): $545,141
Career earnings (PGAT): $18,983,931
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 playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
Career earnings (Canada): $29,836
Career earnings (KFT): $187,056
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
ISCO Championship
missed cut
71-66--137 (-7)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 132
YTD earnings: $515,103
Career earnings: $12,239,163
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Did not playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: ¥251,305
PAUL HALEY II
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playFedEx Cup points: 223
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 205
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,090,275
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
68-74--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 159
YTD earnings (KFT): $27,131
Fortinet Cup points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): $n/a
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Rocket Mortgage Classic
T-25
70-68-71-69--278 (-10)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 140
YTD earnings: $550,656
Career earnings (PGAT): $59,309,347
CHRISTO LAMPRECHT
Hometown: George, South Africa
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-24
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
T-5
70-64-72-66--272 (-16)
KFT points ranking: 128
YTD earnings: $32,300
Career earnings (KFT): $32,300
ANDY MAO
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2020-24
Status: developmental tours
Did not playGPro points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 112
YTD earnings: $10,863
Career earnings (Champions): $5,166,866
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: Asian Tour
LIV Golf Series
Andalucia
T-42
78-70-75--223 (+10)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,864,417
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,829,500
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
73-76--149 (+5)
KFT Points ranking: 154
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,239
Career earnings (KFT): $342,455
Career earnings (PGA Tour Canada): $21,118
SETH REEVES
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
72-70--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 32
YTD earnings (KFT): $154,619
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $780,736
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: MacKenzie Tour/Forme Tour
Did not playFortinet Cup points: 65
YTD earnings (Americas): $4,736
Career earnings (Canada): $46,844
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
75-73--148 (+4)
KFT Points ranking: 104
YTD earnings: $52,500
Career earnings (KFT): $618,210
Career earnings (PGAT): $3,879,653
BEN SMITH
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2022
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-22
Status: developmental tours
Did not playGPro points ranking: 36
YTD earnings: $4,490
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
72-77--149 (+5)
KFT points ranking: 39
YTD earnings (KFT): $119,511
Career earnings (KFT): $143,362
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playFortinet Cup points: 114
YTD earnings (Canada): $789
Career earnings (PGAT Americas): $45,681
YTD earnings (GPro Tour): $1,112
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $21,111
Career earnings (Canada): $12,970
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: LIV Golf/Asian Tour
LIV Golf Series
Andalucia
T-27
76-70-73--219 (+6)
LIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $2,048,025
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $9,043,173
Career earnings (PGAT): $17,310,004
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
T-13
63-73-73-65--274 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 192
KFT points ranking: 50
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $560,426
Career earnings (PGAT): $6,765,035
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
ISCO Championship
missed cut
73-68--141 (-3)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 166
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $282,284
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,928,093
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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