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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Nine former Georgia Tech players competed last weekend on the The PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events as the tours continued their comebacks from the Covid-19 shutdown, and seven of them played weekend golf … Nine Jackets in the fields for this weekend’s events … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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THE LATEST

Daniel Rapaport in Yahoo! Sports writes how “The 2019-’20 FedEx Cup season hardly resembles its usual self. A global pandemic, and the resulting three-month moratorium on PGA Tour events, will have that effect. What was originally a 49-event schedule with four majors and the Olympics sprinkled in has been truncated to 36 events that count only a fan-less PGA Championship in the major department.”  Read more

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JACKETS AT RBC HERITAGE

All three of the Yellow Jacket pros entered in last weekend’s RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C. – Matt Kuchar, Chesson Hadlay and Stewart Cink – made it through to the weekend and played well.

Kuchar, who won this event in 2014, closed out a solid weekend with an 11-under-par total of 273, but finished well back in a tie for 41st place as the Harbour Town Golf Links surrendered cumulative scores of 15-under-par to 21 competitors, including winner Webb Simpson (-22).

Hadley tied for 58th at 8-under 276, while Cink, a two-time winner of the event, tied for 62nd at 6-under 278. Recent graduate Andy Ogletree, again competing as an amateur on a sponsor exemption, narrowly missed the cut for the second straight week, while Cameron Tringale withdrew shortly before the event began.

Cink returns to the site of another of his PGA Tour victories this week with the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., competing along with Tringale and Richy Werenski.

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Kuchar’s caddie, John Wood, talks about the PGA Tour’s return, getting along with his former bosses and his side hobbies in this Golf Digest podcast.

The Orlando Sentinel’s series on central Florida sports history focused Sunday on Kuchar, who was born on that date in 1978.

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JACKETS AT KING & BEAR CLASSIC

Georgia Tech went 6-for-6 in cuts made at the King & Bear Classic, played last weekend at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., but like the RBC Heritage, the scores were so low that none of them were in contention on Sunday.

Ollie Schniederjans, making his first start since before the Covid-19 pandemic shut down pro golf, led the way with a T-32 finish, posting a 16-under-par score of 272. That was 10 shots behind the winning score.

J.T. Griffin (-11) and Vincent Whaley (-10) both reached double digits under par, but finished only T-62 and T-66, while Anders Albertson (T-71) and Richy Werenski (78th) also played the weekend. Nicholas Thompson, 6-under-par through 54 holes, withdrew prior to the final round.

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The Korn Ferry Tour is the first to head to the Western United States with the Utah Championship this weekend, where Albertson, Griffin, Schniederjans and Thompson are competing. Seth Reeves is back after a week off, and Paul Haley II returns to action for the first time since the shutdown.

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ELSEWHERE

Michael Pisciotta was the only other Yellow Jacket in action in the last week, tying for 31st at a SwingThought Tour event in Rocky Mount, N.C.  Full leaderboard

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  Travelers Championship • June 25-28, 2020 • TPC River Highlands • Cromwell, Conn. • Purse: $7,400,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Utah Championship • June 25-28, 2020 • Oakridge Country Club • Farmington, Utah • Purse: $650,000
  • 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:  Cooper Communities NWA Charity Classic • June 24-27, 2020 • Bella Vista Village Country Club • Bella Vista, Ark. • Purse: $120,000
  • Emerald Coast Tour:  Rocky Bayou • July 26-28, 2020 • Niceville, Fla.
  • G Pro Tour:  Mimosa Open • June 23-25, 2020 • Mimosa Hills Country Club • Morganton, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Ravisloe Country Club • June 30-July 1, 2020 • Chicago, Ill.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 49
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
PGA Tour
Puerto Rico Open
T-39
69-73-71-69--282 (-6)
Points ranking: 225
YTD earnings: $10,962
Career earnings: $7,422,010
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 14
YTD earnings: $1,637,765
Career earnings: $39,798,906
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: developmental tours
Did not playPoints 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
Sea Palms Open
missed cut
75-68--143 (+1)
Points ranking: 130 (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: $18,893,931
J.T. GRIFFIN
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
Residence: Marietta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
SwingThought Tour
ST12 Brunswick Golf Club
T-6
68-67--135 (-7)
Points ranking: 78
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: 121
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
WGC
Workday Championship at The Concession
T-44
73-72-69-76--290 (+2)
Points ranking: 171
YTD earnings: $171,195
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,689,447
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: $9,392,206
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour Champions
Cologuard Classic
T-42
75-70-75--220 (+1)
Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $147,670
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 playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: 0
Career earnings (PGAT): 0
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
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
SwingThought Tour
ST12 Brunswick Golf Club
T-40
72-72--144 (+2)
Points 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: 20
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
SwingThought Tour
ST12 Brunswick Golf Club
T-8
67-69--136 (-6)
Points Ranking: 45 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $6,572 (GPro)
$1,160 (SwingThought)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 32
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: 147
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: 34
YTD earnings: $1,115,1066
Career earnings (PGAT): $12,945,982
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 121
YTD earnings: $312,039
Career earnings (PGAT): $4,858,145
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Puerto Rico Open
T-15
72-69-68-68--277 (-11)
PGA Tour Points ranking: 133
YTD earnings: $229,358
Career earnings (PGAT): $436,930
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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