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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

The PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour returned to action last weekend, successfully conducting large-field events without fans, with eight former Yellow Jackets competing in those events to mixed result … Chris Petefish earned his second victory in less than 10 days … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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THE LATEST

The general consensus is that the PGA Tour made a safe and triumphant return last weekend after a 13-week hiatus, with the Charles Schwab Challenge played with no fans in attendance and decided in a dramatic final nine holes and a playoff at Colonial Country Club.

From Golfweek magazine: “Its reward after more than 90 intense days of discussion that produced safety protocols and a detailed plan to produce a “bubble” of protection aimed to reduce the risk of the coronavirus was a stacked leaderboard and a Sunday stampede unfortunately played out in front of no spectators. But players made the noise, and eight held at least a share of the lead during the final round before Berger and Collin Morikawa survived the heated battle on a sunlit day and headed to extra holes.  Read more

From Golf.com: A roundtable of discussion including some of the magazine’s writers and John Wood, caddie for former Yellow Jacket Matt Kuchar. Interesting comments from him. Read more

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HOW THE JACKETS FARED

Four former Jackets were in the field – Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar, Richy Werenski and amateur Andy Ogletree – were in the field, with Hadley and Werenski making the cut. Hadley played himself into possible contention with a Saturday 64, but wound up in a tie for 23rd place at 8-under-par 272. Werenski tied for 58th place at even-par 280.

Ogletree, a two-time All-American who graduated from Tech in May and remains an amateur, played in his inaugural PGA Tour event on a sponsor exemption, posting rounds of 73-69 to miss the cut. Kuchar also missed the cut after rounds of 71-68.

Ogletree also has a sponsor exemption into this week’s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, S.C., which has a strong 155-player field with 114 former Tour winners. Stewart Cink, a two-time champion at Hilton Head (2000, 2004) and Kuchar, the 2014 champion, also are in the field along with Hadley and Cameron Tringale.

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KORN FERRY TOUR

Four Yellow Jackets competed at the Korn Ferry Challenge, the first event in the resumption of the Korn Ferry Tour schedule last weekend in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Anders Albertson, a former winner on the Korn Ferry Tour who played last season on the PGA Tour, tied for 52nd place, while Vincent Whaley, a PGA Tour rookie whose priority has not allowed him into the fields of the first three PGA Tour events, tied for 56th. Albertson has fully exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour as a former winner, while Whaley is in the field for the first three Korn Ferry events in the schedule resumption.

J.T. Griffin, who has the highest points ranking (No. 25) of any Jacket on the Korn Ferry Tour, and Seth Reeves missed the cut. Four other Jackets – Chris Petefish, Ollie Schniederjans, Luke Schniederjans and Nicholas Thompson – attempted to Monday qualify for the event but fell short.

Albertson, Griffin, Ollie Schniederjans, Thompson, Werenski and Whaley are in the field this week for the King & Bear Classic at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.

Full leaderboard

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ELSEWHERE

Chris Petefish (right in photo at top) picked up his second first-place check in a week when he shared the title at the rain-shortened SwingThought Tour event at Disney Palm in Orlando, Fla. He and longtime friend Gregor Main shot 9-under-par 63, and Petefish had the lead to himself in round 2 before weather forced cancellation. I week earlier, Petefish had won the Tallahassee Open Pro-Am Classic, and also fell short in a Monday qualifier for the Korn Ferry Challenge.

After missing out on Monday qualifying for the Korn Ferry Challenge, Ollie and Luke Schniederjans competed in an event on the Unbridled Tour that was taking place at Flemings Island Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla. The event drew some competitors with PGA Tour experience and carried a $10,000 first prize. Ollie tied for eighth place at 14-under-par 199, while Luke tied for 14th place at 13-under 2000.

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KUCHAR TO STAR IN VIDEO GAME

Matt Kuchar has joined fellow PGA Tour stars Kevin Kisner and Bryson DeChambeau as featured players in the new PGATour2K21 video game. The company promoted the stars in a rollout of the game last week. Read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  RBC Heritage • June 18-21, 2020 • Harbour Town Golf Links • Hilton Head, S.C. • Purse: $7,100,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  The King & Bear Classic at World Golf Village • June 18-21, 2020 • The King & Bear Golf Club • St. Augustine, 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:  Dancing Rabbit Golf Club • June 20-22, 2020 • Choctaw, Miss.
  • G Pro Tour:  Mimosa Open • June 23-25, 2020 • Mimosa Hills Country Club • Morganton, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Belmont Lake Golf Club • June 17-18, 2020 • Rocky Mount, N.C.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playFedEx 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
The Open Championship
missed cut
76-77--153 (+11)
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
Did not playSchwab 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
Barracuda Championship
T-24
8-5-13-9--35
FedEx Cup points ranking: 127
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
75-68--143 (-1)
Fortinet 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
73-73--146 (+2)
FedEx 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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
70-69--139 (-5)
KFT points ranking: 162
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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
72-66-68-70--276 (-12)
KFT points ranking: 129
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
PGA Tour
The Open Championship
79th
75-72-79-77--303 (+19)
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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
74-73--147 (+3)
KFT Points ranking: 156
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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
70-73--143 (-1)
KFT points ranking: 35
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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
74-71--145 (+1)
KFT Points ranking: 110
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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
69-73--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 44
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
Did not playLIV 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
Price Cutter Charity Championship
T-15
63-69-69-69--270 (-18)
FedEx Cup points ranking: n/a
KFT points ranking: 41
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
Barracuda Championship
2nd
13-9-16-9--47
FedEx Cup points ranking: 117
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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