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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Matt Kuchar, Larry Mize and Andy Ogletree have prepared for a Masters this week to be played under conditions unlike any other … Cameron Tringale only Jacket to make the cut in Houston … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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THREE JACKETS COMPETING IN THE MASTERS

Matt Kuchar, Larry Mize and Andy Ogletree will represent Georgia Tech this week at Augusta National Golf Club as the 84h playing of the Master Tournament begins Thursday, conducted for the first time in November after the Covid-19 pandemic forced postponement of the event from its traditional second weekend in April.

Other differences this time include no patrons on the grounds, and a split-tee start for rounds 1 and 2. Monday, Masters Tournament officials announced Monday that the 36-hole cut will include the top 50 players and ties, but not players within 10 strokes of the lead. The 10-shot rule was implemented in 1962 and survived when the Masters moved the cut from the top 44 players and ties to the top 50 and ties in 2013.

Official Masters site

Kuchar, competing in his 15th Masters since first appearing in 1998 as an amateur, qualified by finishing in the top 12 of the 2019 Masters, qualifying for the 2019 Tour Championship, and his position among the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of 2019 and as of March 11, 2020). Kuchar has made 10 consecutive cuts and has finished among the top 15 in five of those, including a tie for third in 2012.

Ogletree, making his Masters debut, is one of six amateurs who received invitations to the Masters, having earned his spot after winning the 2019 U.S. Amateur. He joins the field along with John Augenstein, the 2019 U.S. Amateur runner-up, Abel Gallegos of Argentina, Yuxin Lin of China, Lukas Michel of Australia and James Sugrue of Ireland. The Little Rock, Miss., native, who graduated from Tech last May, will play his first two rounds with 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods.

VIDEO: Ogletree – From Georgia Tech to Augusta

Mize won the 1987 Masters when he chipped in from 140 feet on No. 11, the second playoff hole, to outlast Greg Norman and Severiano Ballesteros. The 62-year-old Augusta native is competing for the 37th time, and has made the cut three times in the last six years.

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PGA TOUR UPDATE

Cameron Tringale was the only one of three Yellow jackets to make the cut last weekend at the Vivint Houston Open, tying for 29th place with a 2-under-par score of 278. The former ACC champion played steady golf with rounds of 70-70-69-69 and improved his position 15 spots in the FedEx Cup race to 94th.

It was Tringale’s second-best finish in the early stages of the 2020-21 season (tied for 19th at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open).

Ollie Schniederjans, who made the field on the strength of his T-8 last week in Bermuda, and Stewart Cink, who won the Safeway Open last month, both missed the cut.

PGA Tour leaderboard

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KORN FERRY TOUR UPDATE

The Tour is on hiatus until January. Here is the standing of Georgia Tech players in Korn Ferry Tour points.

  • Seth Reeves – 19
  • Ollie Schniederjans – 35
  • Paul Haley II – 43
  • Anders Albertson – 59
  • T. Griffin – 74
  • Nicholas Thompson – 146

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS UPDATE

Larry Mize finished the 2020 portion of the Schwab Cup race in 64th place following his tie for 60th last weekend after tying for 71st last weekend at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, Ariz.

The 1987 Masters champion will compete in his 37th Masters this week, and still has some goals to reach.

Champions Tour Leaderboard

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LOCALiQ SERIES UPDATE

Chris Petefish sits 35th in the points standings as the LocaliQ Series concludes with the the LocaliQ Series Championship Nov. 17-20 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. Petefish has posted finishes of 23rd, seventh, 47th and 19th in the series this fall.

The LocaliQ Series, the U.S.-based tournament series designed for members of the PGA Tours in Canada, Latino America and China.

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DEVELOPMENTAL TOURS

James Clark (T20), J.T. Griffin (T38) and Michael Pisciotta (T54) all competed in last weekend’s SwingThought.com Tour event in Newnan, Ga.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  The Masters • November 12-15, 2020 • Augusta National Golf Club • Augusta, Ga. • Purse: n/a
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  season resumes in January 2021
  • PGA Tour Champions:  PNC Championship • December 17-20, 2020 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $1,085,000
  • LocaliQ Series:  LocaliQ Series Championship • November 17-20, 2020 • TPC Sugarloaf • Duluth, Ga.
  • All Pro Tour:  Houma Classic • November 11-13, 2020 • Ellendale Country Club • Houma, La. • Purse: $48,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Harbor Classic • November 18-20, 2020 • Club at Savannah Harbor • Savannah, Ga.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST20-Sanctuary Golf Club • November 14-15, 2020 • Sanctuary Golf Club • Waverly, Ga.

 

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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $512,187
Career earnings (KFT): $915,431
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: 17
YTD Earnings (Champions): $152,086
Career earnings (Champions): $620,725
FedEx Cup points ranking: 155
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
Sanctuary Championship
T-10
67-71--138 (-6)
GPro Points ranking: 18
YTD Earnings (GPro): $3,792
Career earnings (GPro): $58,699
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: 79
YTD earnings (Champions): $18,276
Career earnings (Champions): $311,556
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: 114
YTD earnings: $191,297
Career earnings: $11,915,296
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: 202
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 175
YTD earnings: $70,125
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,828,816
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (Champions): $5,154,323
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
NOAH NORTON
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking (GPro): n/a
YTD earnings (GPro): n/a
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: 46
YTD earnings (LIV): $476,625
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
YTD earnings (LIV): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $1,038,250
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 123
YTD earnings (KFT): $5,850
Career earnings (KFT): $328,065
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: 112
YTD earnings: $13,250
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $639,368
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: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $553,500
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: 6
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: 18
YTD earnings: $85,619
Career earnings (KFT): $109,740
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playFortinet Cup points: T-47
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
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: 40
YTD Earnings (LIV): $747,000
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,018,898
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 162
KFT points ranking: 21
YTD earnings (KFT): $56,680
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $508,233
Career earnings (PGAT): $6,756,075
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: 139
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $102,780
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,748,589
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 119
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,415
Career earnings (KFT): $263,392

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