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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSStewart Cink and Richy Werenski survive the Ocean Course to post solid finishes at the PGA Championship … Seth Reeves holds top-20 position on Korn Ferry Tour … More below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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WERENSKI, CINK POST SOLID FINISHES AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

If not for one round that got away, which was a common experience last weekend on the Ocean Course, Stewart Cink and Richy Werenski may have both competed for the title at the second major championship of 2021. Cink, who had a second-round 76 but still made the cut, tied for 30th place after closing with a 69, while Werenski stood in the top 15 after 54 holes but shot 75 on Sunday to tie for 38th place.

The performances helped both players in their FedEx Cup playoff aspirations, Cink moving ahead one position to No. 6, while Werenski moved up four spots to No. 89. Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale, who both missed the cut at the PGA Championship, weren’t hurt significantly. Kuchar dropped two spots to No. 89, while Tringale went from No. 38 to 39.

Kuchar, Tringale and Werenski continue on this weekend as the PGA Tour returns to Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth along with Werenski and Vincent Whaley, who get another start in his home state of Texas.

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REEVES, THOMPSON MAKE CUT ON KORN FERRY TOUR

Seth Reeves posted a solid finish and Nicholas Thompson advanced to the weekend for the first time in a while at the AdventHealth Championship, last weekend in Kansas City, Miss.

Reeves tied for 43rd and held his position at No. 19 in Korn Ferry points, while Thompson finished 67th after making his first cut since last October.

The Tour moves to Illinois this week where Anders Albertson and J.T. Griffin return to action after a week off, joining Schniederjans and Thompson, for the Evan Scholars Invitational in Glenview. Haley, who is No. 20 in Korn Ferry points, and Reeves are taking the week off.

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KUCHAR EARNS U.S. OPEN EXEMPTION THROUGH OWGR RANKING

Matt Kuchar earned an exemption into the 121st U.S. Open through his lace among the top 60 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, the United States Golf Association announced Monday. Kuchar is among 24 players who were granted exemptions as top-60 players, one of the criteria for earning a spot in the national championship.

Kuchar, ranked No. 51 as of Monday, joins Stewart Cink, who is ranked No. 45 and has won twice this season on the PGA Tour, and newly-minted pro Tyler Strafaci in the field for the U.S. Open, set for June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Club in LaJolla, Calif. Kuchar will play in the championship for the 19th time, including the last 13 years. Cink will play for the 21st time. Strafaci is in the field by winning the 2020 U.S. Amateur championship.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Charles Schwab Challenge • May 20-23, 2021 • Colonial Country Club • Fort Worth, Texas • Purse: $7,500,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Evans Scholars Invitational • May 27-30, 2021 • The Glen Club • Glenview, Ill. • Purse: $600,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship • May 27-30, 2021 • Southern Hills Country Club • Tulsa, Okla. • Purse: $3,500,000
  • Forme Tour:  PGA Tour Canada Q-School USA West 3 • June 8-11, 2021 • The Home Course • Dupont, Wash.
  • All Pro Tour:  Real Okie Championship • May 26-29, 2021 • Muskogee Country Club • Muskogee, Okla. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Biggs Classic • May 27-29, 2021 • Albemarle Plantation • Hertford, N.C. • Purse: $100,675
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 27 Belmont Lake • June 8-9, 2021 • Belmont Lake Golf Club • Rocky Mount, N.C.

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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