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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSStewart Cink contends at the Sony Open in Hawai’i, ties for 19th … PGA Tour West Coast swing begins this weekend with four Yellow Jackets in the field … Luke Schniederjans makes a SwingThought Tour appearance … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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CINK ENJOYS WEEK 2 IN HAWAI’I

On the shorter, tighter Waialae Country Club last weekend, Stewart Cink used his knack for hitting greens in regulation to put himself in contention at the Sony Open in Honolulu, firing rounds of 67-63-65 to sit tied for fourth headed into the final round. Unable to sustain, Cink shot 70 on Sunday and tied for 19th at 15-under-par 265.

The 47-year-old, seven-time Tour winner moved up a spot to No. 6 in the FedEx Cup points standings and is No. 14 in official earnings for 2020-21. His success has come from a strong percentage of hitting greens in regulation (75.6 percent), which ranks eighth on Tour. He has four top-20 finishes in eight events.

His fellow Yellow Jackets alumni didn’t fare as well last weekend, as both Matt Kuchar and Richy Werenski missed the cut.

Only Werenski continues on this week when the Tour begins its West Coast swing at The American Express at LaQuinta, Calif., where Chesson Hadley, Cameron Tringale and Vincent Whaley all make their first starts of calendar year 2021.

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CINK WITH SON ON BAG NO LONGER A NOVELTY

Last summer, Cink’s son Reagan told his dad that he’d like to caddie for him in a tournament. He’d been living at home during the COVID-19 pandemic after graduating from Georgia Tech to save money for his wedding. His dad suggested the Safeway Open. Cink went on to win, shooting a final-round 65 to win by two. Afterward, he credited Reagan as a calming influence.

Read more on GolfDigest.com

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KUCHAR RECALLS THE BUNKER SHOT THAT WON HIM THE 2014 RBC HERITAGE

VIDEO: Matt Kuchar takes us through his dramatic hole-out bunker shot on the final hole of the 2014 RBC Heritage.

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LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS PLAYS SWINGTHOUGHT

Luke Schniederjans, who turned pro in the fall and played in one PGA Tour event, tied for fifth last week in a SwingThought Tour event in Oceanside, Calif., posting a 7-under-par score of 135 and earning $450.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  The American Express • January 21-24, 2021 • PGA West (Stadium course) • LaQuinta, Calif. • Purse: $6,700,000
  • 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:  Daytona Open • January 26-28, 2020 • LPGA International (Hills Course) • Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 6 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club • January 12-14, 2021 • Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club • Ormond Beach, Fla.

PLAYERPLAYERLAST WEEKDATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-7
68-67-68-71--274 (-10)
Points 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
Did not playPoints ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: $0
Career earnings: $7,411,048
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
missed cut
73-70--143 (+1)
Points 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
Did not playPoints ranking: 121 (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
LECOM Suncoast Classic
missed cut
70-71--141 (-1)
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
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-43
68-69-73-71--281 (-3)
Points 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
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
missed cut
71-72--143 (+1)
Points ranking: 172
YTD earnings: $122,695
Career earnings (PGAT): $51,640,947
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: $10,500
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
LECOM Suncoast Classic
missed cut
70-72--142 (even)
KFT 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
ST 11 Mission Inn Resort
missed cut (24th place)
74-73--147 (+3)
Points Ranking: 45 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $6,572 (GPro)
$450 (SwingThought)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
T-14
68-67-67-74--276 (-8)
KFT 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
Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Suncoast Classic
70-73--143 (+1)
Points 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
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
T-26
69-71-73-69--282 (-2)
Points 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
PGA Tour
Genesis Invitational
T-57
70-71-76-70--287 (+3)
Points 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
Did not playPGA Tour Points ranking: 135
YTD earnings: $183,608
Career earnings (PGAT): $391,180
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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