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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSStewart Cink and his caddie/son Reagan went wire-to-wire for their second victory together last weekend at the RBC Heritage … Seth Reeves holds position on the Korn Ferry Tour with solid performance in Las Vegas … Former Tech teammates Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale teaming up in Zurich Classic this week … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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CINK FAMILY AFFAIR NETS ANOTHER VICTORY

Stewart Cink has seen a lot, but at 47 he doesn’t always remember it, something he readily jokes about on Twitter.

At the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, he shot the fur off the course (a favorite Cink-ism) with twin 63s and then hung on over the weekend. His final-round 70, on a day when no one got closer than three strokes, got him to 19 under par and left him four clear of runners-up Emiliano Grillo (68) and Harold Varner III (66).

What made this, his eighth win, stand out?

“The fact that it happened at my age,” he said.

But also, he added, the friends and family who were there to celebrate with him.

Cink, who is the second two-time winner on TOUR this season after Bryson DeChambeau and moves from 26th to third in the FedExCup standings, celebrated the win with wife Lisa and their sons, Connor and Reagan (also Cink’s caddie), plus Connor’s fiancé and several friends.

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AT 47, CINK WINNING AGAIN AND ENJOYING IT MORE

Creeping up on five-oh, with nest emptying, Stewart Cink is trading in his big Duluth golf club manse for something more condensed in downtown Atlanta. The movers will be knocking on the door Monday morning, early.

Got to wonder in the light of certain big events if there is going to be room in the new place for another oversized trophy. And maybe a few more to come seeing how Cink is so full of second wind now.

“We’re going to be condo people. We just have lived in the suburbs for a long time, and now feels like the right time for us to change the scenery a little bit,” Cink said.

More from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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PGA TOUR NOTES ON CINK’S VICTORY

  • Stewart Cink’s 1-under 70 in the final round was good for a four-stroke victory at 19-under 265; made a total of 32’ 4” of putts in the final round
  • Four strokes marks the largest margin of victory on TOUR since Matt Jones won 2021 The Honda Classic by five
  • Claims eighth career PGA TOUR win in his 610th official PGA TOUR start at the age of 47 years, 10 months, 28 days
  • With the win, earns 500 FedExCup points and moves to No. 3 in the standings; projected to move from No. 115 to inside the top 45 in the Official World Golf Ranking
  • Wins 21 years, 2 days after his 2000 RBC Heritage title and 16 years, 11 months, 30 days after winning in 2004
  • Becomes the third player with three or more victories at the RBC Heritage (Davis Love III/5, Hale Irwin/3)
  • Becomes the second-oldest winner of the RBC Heritage (Hale Irwin/1994/48-10-14)
  • Becomes the fourth player (fifth instance) age 47 or older to win multiple times in a season on TOUR since 1960, joining Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Kenny Perry (twice; most recently in 2009)
  • Becomes the seventh player to go 21 years or longer between his first and most recent victory at the same event on TOUR (1st RBC Heritage victory was on April 16th, 2000)
  • Becomes the 10th different player to win on TOUR after making 600+ starts in official events (Mark Calcavecchia achieved the feat twice)
  • Joins Hale Irwin (621 starts) as players to win the RBC Heritage after making 600+ starts in official events
  • Set the lowest 36- and 54-hole score at the RBC Heritage of 126 and 195, respectively
  • Set his best opening 36-hole score on TOUR on the strength of back-to-back 8-under 63s and equaled his best opening 54-hole score
  • Converts a 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR for the third time in 13 attempts (2004 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, 2008 Travelers Championship, 2021 RBC Heritage)
  • Becomes the fourth 54-hole leader/co-leader to win the RBC Heritage since 2010, joining Webb Simpson/2020, Carl Pettersson/2012 and Jim Furyk/2010
  • Only other occasion to hold a 54-hole lead at the RBC Heritage resulted in a T10 finish in 2003
  • Becomes the 13th 54-hole leader/co-leader to win in 2020-21 (most recent: Hideki Matsuyama/Masters Tournament)
  • Joins Bryson DeChambeau as multiple winners on TOUR this season (2020 Fortinet Championship)
  • Second occasion to win more than once in a TOUR season (2004: RBC Heritage, WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational)

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YELLOW JACKETS TEAMMATES TEAMING UP IN NEW ORLEANS

Former Georgia Tech teammates Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale teaming up to compete in this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a two-man team event that is unique on the PGA Tour. They are two of five former Jackets in the field. Chesson Hadley is pairing with former Clemson star Ben Martin, while Richy Werenski is competing with Peter Uhlein, who won last weekend’s Korn Ferry Tour event, and Vincent Whaley is partnering with Michael Glicic.

Hadley and Werenski both played last weekend at the RBC Heritage, but missed the cut.

Team format explained

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KORN FERRY TOUR RESUMES IN LAS VEGAS

Seth Reeves was the only one of four Yellow jackets to make the cut last weekend at the MGM Resorts Championship. The 2013 graduate had a strong start with rounds of 71-67, but settled back to a tie for 47th place after weekend rounds of 74-74. Reeves remains No. 22 in Korn Ferry Tour points, within the top 25 that will earn PGA Tour cards at the end of the regular season. J.T Griffin (No. 75), Paul Haley II (No. 20) and Ollie Schniederjans (No. 39) failed to advance to the weekend.

Anders Albertson and Nicholas Thompson rejoin the group this week as the Tour plays a new event, the Veritex Bank Championship in Arlington, Texas.

Leaderboard

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ELSEWHERE

Larry Mize tied for 60th place at the Chubb Classic in Naples, Fla., on the PGA Tour Champions … Chris Petefish made a start last weekend in the SwingThought Tour’s ST19 in Monroe, N.C., tying for 15th place at 1-over-par 211

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Zurich Classic of New Orleans • April 22-25, 2021 • TPC Louisiana • Avondale, La. • Purse: $7,400,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Veritex Bank Championship • April 22-25, 2021 • Texas Rangers Golf Club • Arlington, Texas • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Insperity Invitational • April 30-May 2, 2021 • The Woodlands Country Club • The Woodlands, Texas • Purse: $2,250,000
  • MacKenzie Tour:  PGA Tour Canada Q-School USA West 3 • June 8-11, 2021 • The Home Course • Dupont, Wash.
  • All Pro Tour:  Shawnee Championship • May 12-15, 2021 • Shawnee Country Club • Shawnee, Okla. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Huntsville Open • April 21-23, 2021 • Huntsville Country Club • Huntsville, Ala. • Purse: $72,100
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 20 Sanctuary Golf • April 23-24, 2021 • 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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