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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSAnders Albertson completes a wire-to-wire victory for his second Korn Ferry Tour triumph … Matt Kuchar, Vince Whaley make late challenges at the AT&T Byron Nelson, four of five Jackets make the cut … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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ALBERTSON NOTCHES SECOND CAREER KORN FERRY VICTORY

Anders Albertson returned to the Korn Ferry Tour winner’s circle for the first time since 2018, as he outlasted 2022 regular season points list leader Carl Yuan down the stretch of the Visit Knoxville Open. Albertson two-putted for birdie at the 72nd hole, the par-5 18th at Holston Hills Country Club, and finished one stroke ahead of Yuan, who held the outright lead through 13 holes of Sunday’s final round.

Albertson created two-shot swings with birdies at the par-3 14th and par-4 15th, then stuck an approach pin high and inside of 20 feet at No. 18 as he polished off a 4-under 66 and his third bogey-free scorecard of the week. Albertson’s birdie at the 18th took him to 20-under par for the tournament and secured the $135,000 winner’s check.

Albertson’s only previous Korn Ferry Tour victory came at the 2018 Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, where he birdied two of the final three holes for a two-stroke win.

With the win, Albertson rose from No. 52 to No. 9 on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List, putting him within 186 points (roughly a solo third finish) of the current #TOURBound fail-safe threshold of 900 points. Should Albertson reach the 900-point mark in the coming months, it would secure his second trip to the PGA TOUR, as he previously graduated following the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour season.

Meanwhile, Chris Petefish birdied 17 and 18 to post a tie for 24th place finish and secure a spot in this week’s AdventHealth Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Paul Haley II, who had held the highest position on the Korn Ferry Tour points rankings among the Yellow Jackets on that tour, missed the cut but remains 20th on the list.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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KUCHAR, WHALEY CHALLENGE IN FINAL ROUND AT AT&T BYRON NELSON

Matt Kuchar and Vincent Whaley each made a charge to challenge the leaders Sunday and post strong finishes at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Kuchar used a strong putting round (read round recap) to post an 8-under-par 64 and tie for 12th at 20-under-par 268. Whaley was steady the entire weekend in his hometown event with rounds of 69-69-66-67 for a 17-under-par total of 271 and tie for 25th place in the low-scoring event at TPC Craig Ranch.

Seth Reeves and Chesson Hadley also made the cut and tied for 69th place at 10-under-par 278.

Stewart Cink and Cameron Tringale both took the week off to prep for this week’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., the second major championship of 2022.

PGA Tour Leaderboard

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  PGA Championship • May 19-22, 2022 • Southern Hills Country Club • Tulsa, Okla. • Purse: n/a • FedEx Cup points: 600
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  AdventHealth Championship • May 19-22, 2022 • Blue Hills Country Club • Kansas City, Mo. • Purse: $750,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship • May 26-29, 2022 • Harbor Shores Resort • Benton Harbor, Mich. • Purse: $3,250,000
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Royal Beach Victoria Open • June 2-5, 2022 • Uplands Golf Club • Victoria, B.C. • Purse: $200,000
  • All Pro Tour:  Bella Vista Charity Championship • May 25-28, 2022 • Bella Vista Village • Bella Vista, Ark. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  Biggs Classic • May 19-21, 2022 • Albemarle Plantation • Hertford, N.C.

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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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