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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSRichy Werenski and Stewart Cink, both 2020 winners on the PGA Tour, opened 2021 with solid finishes at the Sentry Tournament of Champions … Cink talks about how he picked up some distance to help him win … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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SOLID WEEKEND AT THE SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Richy Werenski put together the best four-round performance of the 2020-21 season last weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, posting 69-69-70-70 to tie for 24th place with a 14-under-par total of 278. The 2020 Barracuda Championship winner jumped 30 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to No. 139 with his highest finish since tying for 20th at the BMW Championship in last year’s playoffs.

Stewart Cink tied for 31st with an 11-under-par total of 281 after fading to a 74 on Sunday. The 47-year-old Cink, winner of the Safeway Open in October, sits no. 7 in the FedEx Cup points list.

Both players will be in the field this week along with Matt Kuchar as the PGA Tour jumps islands to Oahu for the Sony Open.

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CINK TALKS ABOUT HOW INCREASE IN DISTANCE HAS HELPED HIM

Although competing against players closer to his caddie/son Reagan’s age, Stewart Cink refuses to believe that his best days are behind him. Take, for example, Cink’s response late last summer to his distance dilemma. While he wasn’t ever going to catch up to Bryson DeChambeau or Tony Finau, there were other players, guys he’d once kept up with, who were leaving him behind.

Determined to crack the distance code, he huddled with his coaches. A small change at address gave him an optimized angle of attack and an additional 15 yards of carry. He fine-tuned his equipment specs during a deep dive with Ping, leading to another five-yard gain. Things were looking up.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Sony Open in Hawai’i • January 14-17, 2021 • Waialae Country Club • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Purse: $6,600,00
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  LECOM Suncoast Classic • February 18-21, 2021 • Lakewood National Golf Club • Lakewood Ranch, Fla. • Purse: tba
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai • January 21-23, 2021 • Hualalai Golf Club • Ka’Upulehu-Kona, Hawai’i • Purse: $1,085,000
  • All Pro Tour:  Coke Dr. Pepper Open • March 10-13, 2021 • Oakwood Golf Club/Links of the Bayou • Alexandria, La. • Purse: $162,500
  • G Pro Tour:  TBA • January 26-28, 2020 • TBA • TBA
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST3 Mission Inn Resort & Club • January 12-14, 2021 • Mission Inn Resort & Club • Orlando, Fla.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Emerald Coast Classic
missed cut
75-69--144 (+4)
Points ranking: 61
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
Did not playPoints ranking: 202
YTD earnings: $52,212
Career earnings: $7,463,260
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 24
YTD earnings: $1,720,715
Career earnings: $39,881,856
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Augusta Open
missed cut
69-76--145 (+5)
Points ranking: T-104
(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
Augusta Open
73-WD (+6)
Points ranking: T-175 (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
Korn Ferry Tour
Emerald Coast Classic
missed cut
70-74--144 (+4)
Points ranking: 75
YTD earnings: $91,998
Career earnings (KFT): $153,975
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Valero Texas Open
T-23
73-72-66-73--284 (-4)
Points ranking: 130
YTD earnings: $366,807
Career earnings: $8,451,341
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Emerald Coast Classic
T-5
69-67-68-65--269 (-11)
Points ranking: 29
YTD earnings: $153,111
Career earnings (KFT): $497,882
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Valero Texas Open
T-12
70-70-70-71--281 (-7)
Points ranking: 89
YTD earnings: $1,082,520
Career earnings (PGAT): $52,600,772
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
Did not playPoints 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
Did not playPoints 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Emerald Coast Classic
T-17
70-65-65-74--274 (-6)
KFT Points ranking: 22
YTD earnings: $208,177
Career earnings (KFT): $469,565
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
ST17 Georgia National
5th
69-70-75--214 (+1)
Points Ranking: 21 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $6,572 (GPro)
$1,710 (SwingThought)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Emerald Coast Classic
missed cut
79-68--147 (+7)
KFT Points ranking: 39
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: 151
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
PGA Tour
Valero Texas Open
T-9
66-69-73-72--280 (-8)
Points ranking: 34
YTD earnings: $1,505,962
Career earnings (PGAT): $13,127,013
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
Did not playPoints ranking: 103
YTD earnings: $703,414
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,249,520
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Valero Texas Open
T-34
69-76-70-71--286 (-2)
PGA Tour Points ranking: 136
YTD earnings: $315,279
Career earnings (PGAT): $522,851
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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