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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSStewart Cink follows up his victory at the Safeway Open with a strong performance at the Sanderson Farms Championship … Current senior Noah Norton makes the cut in his second Korn Ferry Tour start, along with four other Yellow Jackets … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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PGA TOUR UPDATE

Making his second start of the 2020-21 PGA Tour season, Stewart Cink followed up his season-opening victory at the Safeway Open with a tie for 12th place last weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss. With his son Reagan still on his bag, Cink shot rounds of 69-69-72-65 for a 13-under-par total of 275 and remains No. 2 on the FedEx Cup points list.

The event will be Reagan’s last looping for his father, however, after Cink announced Sunday he will return to his regular caddie, Kip Henley, for this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Reagan, a recent Georgia Tech graduate, will return to his regular job at Delta Air Lines.

Three other Yellow Jackets made it through to the weekend, with Cameron Tringale tying for 37th place, Richy Werenski tying for 59th and Vincent Whaley finishing 64th. Whaley, in his second season on Tour, sits No. 49 in the current FedEx Cup standings, while Chesson Hadley, who missed the cut, is No. 61.

Cink, Hadley, Tringale and Weresnki are heading to Las Vegas for this week’s event along with Matt Kuchar, making his first start since the U.S. Open.

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KORN FERRY TOUR UPDATE

J.T. Griffin posted his strongest finish in several weeks, tying for 22nd last weekend at the Savannah Golf Championship as seven current and former Yellow Jackets competed. Griffin shot 14-under-par 274 at The Landings Club, breaking a string of three missed cuts and earning his highest finish since early July at TPC Colorado.

Seth Reeves, a winner on the tour this year with a second-place finish also on his resume, made the cut along with Tech senior Noah Norton and Nicholas Thompson. Paul Haley II, Anders Albertson and Ollie Schniederjans missed the cut.

All six of the Yellow Jackets on the KFT will tee it up one more time – at the Orange County National Championship in Winter Garden, Fla. – before the tour takes a winter break.

Korn Ferry leaderboard

Norton made the most of his two starts on the Korn Ferry Tour, making the cut in both and fashioning a top-10 finish. Norton, a two-time all-ACC performer in his Yellow Jacket career, tied for 66th place last weekend at the Savannah Golf Championship with a 6-under-par total of 282. Norton had tied for eighth place the previous week at the Wichita Open, for which he had received an exemption into the event as a winner of the Patriot All-American Invitational last winter. The Chico, Calif., earned the start in Savannah by virtue of his top-10 finish.

“I know when I get out of school I’ll be ready to go,” said Norton, who shot 68-68-73-73 at Savannah. “I know what I need to work on and what I need to tighten up.”

Read more in the Savannah Morning News

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LOCALiQ SERIES UPDATE

Chris Petefish who tied for 23rd, seventh, 47th and 19th in four event, but has not played in the series’ first two Florida events and sits 28th in the points standings. He is in the field for this week’s Classic at the Club at Weston Hills, the final Florida event in the series, after competing last weekend in a SwingThough Tour event in Florida (T5, 142, -2).

The LocaliQ Series, the U.S.-based tournament series designed for members of the PGA Tours in Canada, Latino America and China, culminates in the LocaliQ Series Championship at Nassau, Bahamas the last weekend in October.

LocaliQ Series Leaderboard

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS UPDATE

Former Master champion Larry Mize sits at 57th in Schwab Cup points following his tie for 49th place at the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links (219, +3) three weeks ago. The senior circuit resumes this week after two weeks off with the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.

Champions Tour Leaderboard

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Former Jackets James Clark and Drew Czuchry picked up paychecks at last weekend’s Challenge at The Creek, tying for eighth and 18th, respectively. Clark finished two strokes off the lead, posting an 8-under-par 205 at The Club at Irish Creek, while Czuchry finished the 54 holes in 4-under 209.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (subject to change)

  • PGA Tour:  Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open • October 8-11, 2020 • TPC Summerlin • Las Vegas, Nev. • Purse: $7,000,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Orange County National Championship • October 8-11, 2020 • Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge • Winter Garden, Fla. • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  SAS Championship • October 9-11, 2020 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2,100,000
  • LocaliQ Series:  The Classic at the Club at Weston Hills • October 7-9, 2020 • The Club at Weston Hills • Weston, Fla.
  • All Pro Tour:  Crown Colony Challenge • October 12-14, 2020 • Crown Colony Country Club • Lufkin, Texas • Purse: $84,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Mimosa Challenge • October 13-15, 2020 • Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club • Morganton, N.C.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST18-Three Ridges Golf Course • October 13-15, 2020 • Three Ridges Golf Club • Knoxville, Tenn.

 

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Myrtle Beach Classic
T-63
68-71-72-72--283 (-1)
FedEx 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
PGA Tour Champions
Regions Tradition
T-3
70-68-70-66--274 (-14)
Schwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 169
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $67,645
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,526,864
WILL DICKSON
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
GPro Tour
Forest Oaks Classic
74-65-71--210 (-6)
GPro 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
Regions Tradition
T-52
74-71-73-73--291 (+3)
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 84
YTD earnings (Champions): $38,506
Career earnings (Champions): $331,796
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
Myrtle Beach Classic
T-10
69-67-67-67--270 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 122
YTD earnings: $441,312
Career earnings: $12,165,371
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: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 119
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,078,795
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Did not playKFT points ranking: 146
YTD earnings (KFT): $4,050
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
Wells Fargo Championship
T-34
69-72-75-71--287 (+3)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 180
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
Did not playLIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,608,000
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,083,250
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 111
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
Did not playKFT points ranking: 96
YTD earnings: $29,750
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $655,868
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: 72
YTD earnings (Canada): $2,576
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: 104
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
GPro Tour
Forest Oaks Classic
missed cut
72-70--142 (-2)
GPro 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: 24
YTD earnings: $95,633
Career earnings (KFT): $119,754
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
Did not playLIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $1,484,050
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,535,898
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
PGA Tour
Myrtle Beach Classic
missed cut
69-72--142 (+1)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 191
KFT points ranking: 48
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $512,403
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: 154
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $206,369
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,852,178
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 119
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,415
Career earnings (KFT): $263,392

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