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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Hole-in-one from Stewart Cink highlights Masters week … Larry Mize believes 2023 Masters will be his last … Cink defends title this week at RBC Heritage … Paul Haley II gets a home game on the Korn Ferry Tour … Will Dickson looks for GPro victory No. 2 … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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CINK’S HOLE-IN-ONE HIGHLIGHTS MASTERS WEEK

Neither Stewart Cink nor 1987 champion Larry Mize were able to advance to weekend play last weekend at The Masters, but Cink was able to generate a memorable moment for himself by scoring a hole-in-one at the famed 16th hole on Friday afternoon.

Watch the shot and Cink’s reaction after the ball drops.

https://youtu.be/0xLJQ9ehZCM

It was the 24th in Masters history at 16. He shot rounds of 76-75 Thursday and Friday, but wasn’t able to make the cut. Mize shot 77-78.

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STEWART AND REAGAN STILL WORKING TOGETHER

At some point, Reagan Cink will move on to pursue his own career path.

But right now, he’s just having too much fun working alongside his father.

Stewart Cink, 48, had a remarkable PGA Tour season last year, advancing all the way to the Tour Championship. He did so with his son as his caddie. The year included a tie for 21st at the Masters, and a return invitation to the major championship, and a four-shot victory at Hilton Head the following week.

“At some point, I have to get on with my life, but I’m having so much fun,” Reagan said Thursday after the first round of the Masters. Cink opened with a round of 4-over 76 on a windy and muddy day at Augusta National Golf Club.

More from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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MIZE EXPECTS 2023 MASTERS TO BE HIS LAST

Larry Mize says his rounds in the Masters Tournament are numbered.

The 1987 Masters champion said this week that he expects the 2023 Masters to be his final one. It would give him 40 consecutive appearances.

“I definitely won’t go past next year,” said Mize, who is the lone Augusta native to win the Masters. “I don’t think so.”

In addition to winning at Augusta National Golf Club in 1987 – which earned Mize a lifetime exemption to the Masters – he finished third here in 1994 and tied for sixth in 1992. His last made cut came in 2017.

“It’s time,” Mize said. “I’ll be 64 next year and I’m fine with that. It’s been an unbelievable ride.”

More from the Augusta Chronicle

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VIRAL PATRONS AT NO. 16 INCLUDE FORMER KUCHAR TEAMMATE AT TECH

The Masters is the home of traditions. From the Champions Dinner to honorary starters to the par-3 contest, these traditions help time stand still on the grounds of Augusta National. The more things change outside these gates, the more they stay the same within. For the Brown family, a tradition lives on behind the 16th tee box that makes them one of the most televised Masters patrons.

On Friday, Lindsay and Laurie Brown could be seen celebrating Stewart Cink’s ace on No. 16. It’s hard to miss their floral get-ups. Did those faces look familiar? Because they should.

In 2019, the golf world was introduced to Lindsay and the Brown family and they didn’t even know it. Remember when Tiger Woods stuck his tee shot on No. 16 to help secure his Masters victory with Michael Phelps in the background? Leaning over the ropes to intently track the ball flight. Well, seen just to the right are Lindsay and her husband, Chip Brown.

Full story from Golf Digest

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CINK DEFENDS TITLE AT RBC HERITAGE

Stewart Cink returns to Hilton Head Island this week to defend his 2021 title at the RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links. Cink won the event for the third time last year (also won in 2000 and 2004), scoring a four-stroke victory over Emiliano Grillo and Harold Varner, Jr.

The 1995 Tech graduate and eight-time winner on the PGA Tour is looking for a boost in the FedEx Cup standings, where he sits No. 141 following his best result of the 2021-22 season, a tie for seventh at the Valspar Championship.

He is joined in the field by Chesson Hadley (No. 209), 2014 RBC Heritage champion Matt Kuchar (No. 46 after his runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open), Cameron Tringale (No. 26) and Richy Werenski (No. 192).

PGA Tour Leaderboard

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HALEY GETS A HOME GAME ON THE KORN FERRY TOUR

After taking a break for The Masters, the Korn Ferry Tour resumes action this week in the Dallas, Texas area for the Veritex Bank Championship, which will be a home game for former ACC Champion Paul Haley II, who ranks No. 15 in the points standings to lead the Yellow Jacket contingent on the tour and is in position to earn a PGA Tour card if he can maintain his position at the end of the regular season. He has a runner-up finish and a tie for 14th to his credit this season, but has missed the cut in the last two events.

Haley hails from the Dallas area and attended the same high school as the newly-minted Master champion, Scottie Scheffler. The school also has produced a World Series champion in Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and the current Super Bowl champion and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Anders Albertson, No. 56 on the Korn Ferry points list, and J.T. Griffin are also in the field this week.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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DICKSON BACK IN ACTION AS GPRO TOUR RESUMES

Will Dickson, who made his first Korn Ferry Tour start two weeks ago and has a victory this year on the GPro Tour, goes in search of victory No. 2 this week when the GPro Tour resumes with the Sanctuary Open in Waverly, Ga.

Dickson, who resides in Atlanta, is playing his first full season as a professional golfer, having made history in Rhode Island by winning four consecutive high school state titles before coming to Georgia Tech.

GPro Tour leaderboard

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  RBC Heritage • April 14-17, 2022 • Harbor Town Golf Links • Hilton Head, S.C. • Purse: $8,000,000 • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Veritex Bank Championship • April 13-16, 2022 • Texas Rangers Golf Club • Arlington, Texas • Purse: $750,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Clubcorp Classic • April 22-24, 2022 • Los Colinas Country Club • Irving, Texas • Purse: $2,000,000
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Q-School USA West 3 • April 19-22, 2022 • The Home Course • Dupont, Wash. • Purse: tba
  • All Pro Tour:  Gateway Buick GMC Classic • April 12-15, 2022 • Bridges at Firewheel • Garland, Texas • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Sanctuary Open • April 12-14, 2022 • Sanctuary Golf Club • Waverly, Ga.
  • SwingThought Tour:  ST4 Three Ridges Golf Club • May 11-13, 2022 • Three Ridges Golf Club • Knoxville, Tenn.

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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: 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
PGA Tour
Valspar Championship
T-33
69-67-76-70--282 (-2)
Schwab 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
Did not playGPro Points ranking: 18
YTD Earnings (GPro): $1,232
Career earnings (GPro): $56,010
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
Hoag Classic
T-62
74-71-71--216 (+3)
Schwab 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
PGA Tour Americas
Bupa Championship
missed cut
77-75--152 (+8)
Fortinet 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
Valspar Championship
missed cut
71-75--146 (+2)
FedEx 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
PGA Tour
Valspar Championship
T-49
75-67-70-72--284 (even
FedEx 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
PGA Tour Americas
Bupa Championship
missed cut
72-78--150 (+6)
Fortinet 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
PGA Tour Americas
Bupa Championship
T-47
79-70-76-72--297 (+9)
Fortinet 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
PGA Tour
Valspar Championship
missed cut
73-74--147 (+3)
FedEx 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
PGA Tour
Valspar Championship
T-54
70-72-71-72--285 (+1)
FedEx 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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