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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSPaul Haley II falls in playoff in bid for second career Korn Ferry Tour win, while Ollie Schniederjans earns top-10 finish in Utah … Richy Werenski posts solid finish at Travelers … Three Yellow Jackets in U.S. Open field … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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U.S. OPEN EXEMPTIONS ANNOUNCED

All qualifying tournaments were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so the field for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be played Sept. 17-20 at historic Winged Foot Golf Club, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., will have a different look. The entire 144-player field will be comprised of golfers who earn their spot via a number of exemption categories.

Three Yellow Jackets are currently in the field. Matt Kuchar qualified by reaching the 2019 Tour Championship and on the strength of his World Amateur Golf Ranking (17), while Chesson Hadley earned his trip back after finishing in the top 10 of last year’s championship at Pebble Beach. Recently graduated senior Andy Ogletree earned his spot by winning the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Other exemption categories remain to be filled.

Complete list of exemption categories

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JACKETS AT UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP

Paul Haley II nearly won his first Korn Ferry Tour event in eight years last weekend, vaulting into contention with a Friday 62 and getting into a three-man playoff Sunday at the Utah Championship. The 2011 ACC champion and Tech graduate shot 20-under-par 264 at Oakridge Country Club and battled Kyle Jones and local favorite Daniel Summerhays for the title. Summerhays fell out after one hole, and Jones made birdie on the second playoff hole to secure the title. It was the sixth top-10 finish of Haley’s KFT career and vaulted him to No. 29 on the KFT points list.

Ollie Schniederjans also had a fine weekend, posting weekend rounds of 64-66 to tie for fifth place at 18-under 266. His highest finish this year improved his KFT points position from No. 87 to No. 40 (the top 25 at the end of the season receive PGA Tour cards).

Full leaderboard

Play began Wednesday at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes, where current Yellow Jacket player Connor Howe grabbed one of eight spots available from the tournament qualifying events Monday. Howe, from Ogden, Utah, shot a 64 to tie for fourth at one of the two qualifying sites, then won a playoff for the final spot. Haley and Schniederjans are competing along with J.T. Griffin (74th last week in Utah), Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson.

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JACKETS AT TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Richy Werenski returned to action after a week off and was the only one of three former Yellow Jackets to make the cut last weekend at TPC Cromwell, tying for 46th place at 7-under-par 273. The 2014 Tech graduate has a tie for 58th and a tie for 46th since the Tour resumption and sits at No. 102 on the FedEx Cup points list.

Former Travelers champion Stewart Cink and Cameron Tringale missed the cut.

Full leaderboard

Roberto Castro makes his first post-shutdown start this week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Mich., competing along with Tringale, Werenski, Chesson Hadley and Vincent Whaley. Tringale enjoyed his first trip to Detroit Golf Club last year when shooting 68-67-65-71 to finish in a tie for fifth place, his third-round lap of 7-under the highlight.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  Rocket Mortgage Classic • July 2-5, 2020 • Detroit Golf Club • Detroit, Mich. • Purse: $7,500,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  TPC Colorado Championship • July 1-4, 2020 • TPC Colorado • Berthoud, Colo. • 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:  Victoria Open • July 8-11, 2020 • Victoria Country Club • Victoria, Texas • Purse: $120,000
  • Emerald Coast Tour:  Rocky Bayou • July 26-28, 2020 • Niceville, Fla.
  • G Pro Tour:  Kannapolis Open • July 7-9, 2020 • The Club at Irish Creek • Kannapolis, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  Tanglewood Country Club • July 9-10, 2020 • Winston-Salem, 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: 283
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
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 167
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $210,115
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,736,979
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
American Family Insurance Championship
T-14
69-68-74--211 (-5)
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 51
YTD earnings (Champions): $164,798
Career earnings (Champions): $458,088
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 127
YTD earnings: $463,903
Career earnings: $12,187,963
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
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
missed cut
68-72--140 (-3)
FedEx Cup points: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 192
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,086,525
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-51
70-67-71-69--277 (-8)
KFT points ranking: 174
YTD earnings (KFT): $12,110
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
the Memorial Tournament
T-33
75-71-74-74--294 (+6)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 165
YTD earnings: $197,276
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,955,967
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
Houston
T-42
77-70-70--217 (+1)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,735,750
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,211,000
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
withdrew
70-68--138 (-5)
KFT Points ranking: 132
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
2nd
64-64-73-64--265 (-20)
KFT points ranking: 73
YTD earnings (KFT): $60,549
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $686,576
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
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 112
YTD earnings: $28,830
Career earnings (KFT): $589,540
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: $2,595
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT points ranking: 31
YTD earnings (KFT): $100,793
Career earnings (KFT): $124,914
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
NICHOLAS THOMPSON
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $922,294
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,729,551
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: LIV Golf/Asian Tour
LIV Golf Series
Houston
T-9
70-69-68--207 (-9)
LIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $1,880,925
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,932,775
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-20
67-71-65-68--271 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 191
KFT points ranking: 56
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $518,875
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 160
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $261,124
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,906,933
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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