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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSCameron Tringale better at best ball at Zurich Classic of New Orleans … David Duval rededicates himself to competitive golf … Will Dickson earns another solid finish on the GPro Tour … Tyler Strafaci earns conditional status on PGA Tour Canada … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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TRINGALE LAST MAN STANDING IN NEW ORLEANS

With the entire city buzzing over Jose Alvarado and the Pelicans vs. the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Playoffs, Cameron Tringale was unable to steal any of his fellow alumnus’ thunder last weekend, tying for 10th place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Teamed up with former Oklahoma State All-American Wyndham Clark, Tringale and his partner scored well on best ball rounds (62-65), not so well in alternate shot (67-72) and finished at 22-under-par 266, seven strokes off the lead.

Tringale, who remains Tech’s highest ranked alumnus on the Tour’s FedEx Cup points list at No. 27, was the only former Yellow Jacket to make the cut, as Chesson Hadley, Seth Reeves, Richy Werenski and Vincent Whaley all missed the cut.

Returning to individual stroke play this week, the Tour goes South to Mexico for the Mexico Open, where Reeves, Tringale, Werenski and Whaley are in the field.

PGA Tour Leaderboard

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DUVAL REDEDICATING HIMSELF TO COMPETITIVE GOLF

For most golf fans, the number they quickly associate with David Duval is 59.

As in the 59 Duval shot in the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic — the desert’s PGA event now called the American Express — a round that allowed him to come from seven shots behind to win the title with the best closing round in PGA Tour history.

But these days, the number Duval thinks about most is not 59, but 50. When Duval turned 50 in November, he was automatically the latest rookie to be eligible for the PGA Tour Champions. Duval was on hand Tuesday for the announcement of a new PGA Tour Champions event in the Coachella Valley next spring, and he was happy at the prospect of playing competitive golf in the desert again.

“It’s cool that they are adding a new event, that we are going to have another good spot on the schedule,” Duval said of the event planned for Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. “It’s a good time of year, more than likely perfect weather out there. My wife and I have been looking forward to this and getting back to playing full time. We are just kind of learning the in’s and out’s of it again, having not done it so long.”

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CINK PICKS UP SPONSOR FOR CHARITY EVENT

World Financial Group Insurance Agency, LLC (WFGIA) is continuing its longtime support of pro golfer Stewart Cink and his namesake charity Pro-Am at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on May 2 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia.

The Stewart Cink Monday Pro-Am presented by Transamerica, supports local charities. In the spirit of encouraging active lifestyles and wellness, WFGIA is proud to support Stewart Cink as well as some of the greatest golfers of this generation with our sponsorships of members of the PGA and LPGA. The tournament, which debuted in 2013 and annually features a who’s who of golf legends and fan favorites, will continue to build on the game’s rich tradition. The 54-hole tournament will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals vying for a $1.8 million prize purse and the opportunity to boost their standing in the Charles Schwab Cup points list.

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STRAFACI ATTEMPTS TO QUALIFY FOR PGA TOUR CANADA

Tyler Strafaci, the 2020 U.S. Amateur champion who continues to look for traction as a professional, teed it up in the state of Washington last weekend in an attempt to gain status on the PGA Tour Canada. The Davie, Fla., native tied for 14th place, posting rounds of 72-69-71-72 for a 4-under-par total of 284, earning conditional membership by finishing between the 10th and 30th positions.

Former Tech stars Chris Petefish and Luke Schniederjans have full membership on the Canadian circuit, which begins in June, while Petefish also has conditional membership on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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DICKSON SOLID ON GPRO TOUR

Will Dickson earned another solid finish on the GPro Tour last week with a tie for 12th place at the Huntsville Open. The 2021 graduate closed with rounds of 64-66 to post a 13-under-par total of 200. Owner of a victory earlier in the season, Dickson is eighth on the tour’s points list.

GPro Leaderboard

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Mexico Open • April 28-May 1, 2022 • Vidanta Vallarta • Vallarta, Mexico • Purse: $7,300,000 • FedEx Cup points: 400
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Huntsville Championship • April 28-May 1, 2022 • The Ledges • Huntsville, Ala. • Purse: $750,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Insperity Invitational • April 29-May 1, 2022 • The Woodlands Country Club • The Woodlands, Texas • Purse: $2,300,000
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Q-School Canada • April 26-29, 2022 • Crown Isle Resort & Golf Club • Courtenay, B.C. • Purse: tba
  • All Pro Tour:  Grand Casino Open • May 4-7, 2022 • Shawnee Country Club • Shawnee, Okla. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Nashville Challenge • May 4-5, 2022 • Greystone Golf Club • Dickson, Tenn.
  • 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
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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