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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSStewart Cink, Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale enjoy competitive weekends at PG Championship … Paul Haley II and Chris Petefish post solid finishes on Korn Ferry Tour … Tyler Strafaci picks up a check at GPro event … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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ALL THREE JACKETS PLAY THE WEEKEND AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

All three Yellow Jackets in the field for the PGA Championship advanced to the weekend and had solid performances at the year’s second major championship. All three players stood inside the top 25 after 36 holes.

Stewart Cink, returning to Southern Hills Country Club where he nearly won the 2001 U.S. Open, started the championship with rounds of 69-68, added a 71 on Saturday when weather conditions made life difficult for the entire field, but faded to a 74 on Sunday and tied for 23rd place at 282 (+2).

Matt Kuchar opened with a 3-under-par 67 and shot 71 on Friday, but scored 73-73 over the weekend and tied for 34th at 284 (+4). Cameron Tringale tied for 41st at 285 (+5).

Cink and Tringale are both in the field for this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Vincent Whaley returns to action, and Tyler Strafaci also is in the field on a sponsor’s exemption, making his ninth PGA Tour start.

PGA Championship Leaderboard

Kuchar on what makes 18th hole so difficult: “Members must dread 18”

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NO REPEAT FOR OLD GUARD AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There would be no repeat celebration for golf’s old guard Sunday.

Stewart Cink was the elder statesman on the PGA Championship leaderboard when the 49-year-old started the final round at Southern Hills tied for seventh and hoping to follow up Phil Mickelson’s stunning win at 50 last year.

A victory to match Mickelson would have made Cink the second-oldest major champion in history. It was not to be.

Cink shot a 1-over 71 in tough conditions Saturday on his birthday and entered the final round seven shots behind leader Mito Pereira. The 2009 British Open champion said he felt “as physically capable as ever” and able to keep up with the length of the younger generation. He won the RBC Heritage last year at age 47.

Cink needed a fast start to have any chance, but two bogeys on his first three holes, including a second shot that flew the green on the third, all but ended his chase for a second major. He closed with a 4-over 74.

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CINK BUILDS GOOD MEMORIES AT SOUTHERN HILLS WITH CADDY/SON

Stewart Cink had an excellent Saturday.

He celebrated his 49th birthday walking the Southern Hills golf course with his son/caddy, Reagan. He shot a 71 and is tied for seventh to remain in contention for the PGA Championship. And then he joined his family for a steak dinner before aiming for a Sunday charge.

“We have a blast,” Reagan Cink explained after the loop. “It’s really great out there. We have the same interests, humor and all of that. We crack up at the same stupid jokes.

More from the Tulsa World (with video)

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HALEY, PETEFISH PLAY THE WEEKEND ON THE KORN FERRY TOUR

Paul Haley II and Chris Petefish both made it through to the weekend and tied for 31st at least weekend’s AdventHealth Championship in Kansas City, posting identical 4-under-par scores of 284 (-4).

Haley remains inside the top 25 on the Korn Ferry Tour points list at No. 22, giving two former Yellow Jackets a shot at earning PGA Tour cards at the end of the regular season. Anders Albertson, who won the Visit Knoxville Open two weeks ago, is No. 11.

Both players are in the field this week in Illinois for the NV5 Invitational along with J.T. Griffin, who missed the cut last week. Albertson is taking the weekend off.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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STRAFACI EARNS CHECK ON GPRO TOUR

Tyler Strafaci picked up a $1,504 check last weekend when he tied for 11th place at the Biggs Classic on the GPro Tour. The 2020 U.S. Amateur champion shot a 10-under-par score of 206 at Albermarle Plantation in Hertford, N.C., located on the other side of Badin Lake from there Strafaci played all four ACC Championship tournaments with the Yellow Jackets.

Strafaci has received a sponsor exemption to play in this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour.

GPro Tour leaderboard

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KUCHAR, HALEY FAIL TO QUALIFY FOR U.S. OPEN

Matt Kuchar and Paul Haley II traveled directly from Tulsa and Kansas City, respectively, to play on Monday’s 36-hole final qualifier for the 2022 U.S. Open in Dallas, Texas. Neither former Yellow Jacket was able to grab one of the 13 available spots in the field of 98 players, who competed at Lakewood Country Club and Royal Oaks Country Club.

It was the second of 13 final qualifying tournaments for the national championship, which will be played June 16-19 at the Country Club of Brookline in Brookline, Mass. The remaining 11 final qualifiers will be held on June 6.

Kuchar shot rounds of 72-67 to finish at 3-under-par, while Haley shot 71-?? to finish at 1-over. The cut fell at 7-par. Unless he finds his way into the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking by June 6 (he is No. 80 currently) or wins a PGA Tour event in the next four weeks, Kuchar will miss the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007.

Leaderboard

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Charles Schwab Challenge • May 26-29, 2022 • Colonial Country Club • Fort Worth, Texas • Purse: $8.4M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  NV5 Invitational • May 26-29, 2022 • The Glen Club • Glenview, Ill. • 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:  Empact Open • May 24-26, 2022 • Red Wing Golf Club • Virginia Beach, Va.

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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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