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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSVincent Whaley cards his third career top-10 finish on the PGA Tour … J.T. Griffin, Andy Ogletree and Chris Petefish competing in finals of the KFT Q-School this week … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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WHALEY FINISHES IN TOP 10 AT BERMUDA

Vincent Whaley posted the third top-10 finish of his career and moved past $1 million in career earnings last weekend when he tied for seventh place at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. The second-year PGA Tour pro had or shared the lead during the first two rounds of the event, and wound up at 11-under-par 273, four shots off the pace of winner Lucas Herbert.

Whaley, who has made three starts and made two cuts in the 2021-22 season, moved up to 63rd in FedEx Cup points.

Meanwhile, Seth Reeves was the only other Yellow Jacket in the field and tied for 57th place at 1-under-par 283, and sits at No. 60 in FedEx Cup points.

The PGA Tour moves to Mexico this week for the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, an event won by Matt Kuchar in 2019. Kuchar is back in the field this year, joining Whaley, Cameron Tringale, Richy Werenski.

Full leaderboard

 


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OGLETREE, PETEFISH, GRIFFIN IN KORN FERRY Q-SCHOOL FINALS

Andy Ogletree and Chris Petefish, who earned at least partial status on the Korn Ferry Tour for 2022 by advancing to the Korn Ferry Tour Q-School Finals, will compete for full status this week when the finals are held Thursday through Sunday in Savannah, Ga.

Ogletree finished second at the second-stage event at Dothan, Ala., with a 16-under-par total of 272, one stroke shy of winning the event. The 2019 U.S. Amateur champion, Ogletree has played in 10 PGA Tour events but hadn’t made a start in a KFT event having spent the last five months in 2021 recovering after undergoing hip surgery in April. The Little Rock, Miss., native returned at the Sanderson Farms Championship on another sponsor’s invite and made the cut.

Petefish, a California native who now lives in Cumming, Ga., was one of 19 players to advanced from the second-stage event in Murrieta, Calif., tying for eighth place at 10-under-par 278. The Danville, Calif., native spent last season on the Forme Tour.

J.T. Griffin, who didn’t finish in the top 75 in Korn Ferry Tour points this past season, is also looking to regain status in the finals.

Tech’s only holdovers on the Korn Ferry Tour from 2020-21 with full status are Anders Albertson are Ollie Schniederjans.

Q-School finals Leaderboard

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THIS AND THAT

Matt Kuchar will team up once again with former Georgia All-American Harris English in an attempt to win their third title together at the QBE Shootout, an unofficial PGA Tour event which will be held Dec. 8-12 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. The duo won the event in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and finished second in 2015.

Kuchar, Stewart Cink and David Duval are all entered in the field for the annual PNC Father-Son championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Cink and Duval (and their sons) have both won this event.

Cameron Tringale, who finished runner-up at the ZOZO Championship two weeks ago in Japan, is the first PGA Tour golfer to collect more than $15 million in career earnings without winning a tournament. He has earned more than $1 million this year in just four starts. Another former Tech star, Briny Baird, who won more than $13 million on tour, also is one of 10 tour golfers to earn more than $10 million in their careers without a victory.

Tyler Strafaci, who played in a GPro Tour event last week in Savannah, has committed to play in the Big Money Golf Classic, December 15-17 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla. The organizers have also announced a Big Money Tour, 15 events to begin in March of 2022 with a first prize of $50,000.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  World Wide Championship at Mayakoba • November 4-7, 2021 • El Camaleon Golf Club • Riviera Maya, Mexico • Purse: $7,200,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Korn Ferry Tour qualifying, finals • November 4-7, 2021 • The Landings – Marsh Course • Savannah, Ga.
  • PGA Tour Champions:  TimberTech Championship • November 5-7, 2021 • The Old Course at Broken Sound • Boca Raton, Fla. • Purse: $2,000,000
  • Forme Tour:  2021 schedule completed
  • All Pro Tour:  Garland Classic • November 3-5, 2021 • Bridges at Firewheel • Garland, Texas • Purse: $48,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Savannah Quarters Open • October 26-28, 2021 • Savannah Quarters Golf Club • Pooler, Ga.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST 49 Jekyll Island • November 6-7, 2021 • Pine Lakes Course • Jekyll Island, Ga.

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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: 231
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
The Open Championship
missed cut
76-77--153 (+11)
Schwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 169
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $251,719
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,778,583
WILL DICKSON
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playGPro 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
Did not playSchwab Cup Points ranking: 47
YTD earnings (Champions): $251,181
Career earnings (Champions): $545,141
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
Barracuda Championship
T-24
8-5-13-9--35
FedEx Cup points ranking: 127
YTD earnings: $515,103
Career earnings: $12,239,163
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
75-68--143 (-1)
Fortinet 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
73-73--146 (+2)
FedEx Cup points: 223
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 205
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,090,275
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
70-69--139 (-5)
KFT points ranking: 162
YTD earnings (KFT): $27,131
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
Rocket Mortgage Classic
T-25
70-68-71-69--278 (-10)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 140
YTD earnings: $550,656
Career earnings (PGAT): $59,309,347
CHRISTO LAMPRECHT
Hometown: George, South Africa
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-24
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
72-66-68-70--276 (-12)
KFT points ranking: 129
YTD earnings: $32,300
Career earnings (KFT): $32,300
ANDY MAO
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2020-24
Status: developmental tours
Did not playGPro points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
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
PGA Tour
The Open Championship
79th
75-72-79-77--303 (+19)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,864,417
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,829,500
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
74-73--147 (+3)
KFT Points ranking: 156
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
70-73--143 (-1)
KFT points ranking: 35
YTD earnings (KFT): $154,619
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $780,736
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: 65
YTD earnings (Americas): $4,736
Career earnings (Canada): $46,844
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
74-71--145 (+1)
KFT Points ranking: 110
YTD earnings: $52,500
Career earnings (KFT): $618,210
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: 36
YTD earnings: $4,490
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
missed cut
69-73--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 44
YTD earnings (KFT): $119,511
Career earnings (KFT): $143,362
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
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): $2,048,025
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $9,043,173
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Price Cutter Charity Championship
T-15
63-69-69-69--270 (-18)
FedEx Cup points ranking: n/a
KFT points ranking: 41
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $560,426
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
PGA Tour
Barracuda Championship
2nd
13-9-16-9--47
FedEx Cup points ranking: 117
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $282,284
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,928,093
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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