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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSMatt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale enjoy competitive weekends at Memorial Tournament … Paul Haley II and Anders Albertson sit in solid top-25 position on Korn Ferry Tour … Luke Schniederjans and Tyler Strafaci begin Canadian Tour season … Will Dickson and Noah Norton perform well on GPro Tour … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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KUCHAR, TRINGALE PLAY WEEKEND AT JACK’S PLACE

Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale enjoyed solid performances last weekend at the Memorial Tournament, the event hosted by Jack Nicklaus at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Both players advanced to the weekend and finished tied for 45th and 48th, respectively, and a golf course that yielded only one double-digit, under-par finishing score, 13-under by the winner, Billy Horschel.

Kuchar (40th) and Tringale (29th) are solidly inside the top 70 of the FedEx Cup points list which would advance them to the second weekend of the FedEx Cup playoffs later in August.

Stewart Cink missed the cut and sits just outside the top 125 (129th), but the 48-year-old eight-time winner is exempt next year anyway as a result of his two victories during the 2020-21 season.

The tour moves North of the border this week for the RBC Canadian Open, with Seth Reeves and Vincent Whaley the only Yellow Jackets in the field. Kuchar, who is an RBC-sponsored player, is not in the field due to current Canadian travel restrictions related to COVID-19.

PGA Tour Leaderboard

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HALEY EARNS THIRD TOP-10 KORN FERRY FINISH

Two Yellow Jackets remain in solid position to earn PGA Tour cards with eight regular-season events remaining on the Korn Ferry Tour schedule.

Paul Haley II made a move to solidify his top-25 standing on the tour last weekend, tying for sixth place at the REX Hospital Open. The 2011 ACC Champion posted a 13-under-par total of 271, anchored by a second-round 65, and moved up to No. 17 on the points list for the tour. Haley has three top-10 finishes and six top-25s in 14 events this year.

Anders Albertson, who won the Visit Knoxville Open two weeks ago to position himself for a top-25 points finish, tied for 52nd in his first action since then, and sits No. 13 on the points list.

Chris Petefish and J.T. Griffin, each of whom have conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour, missed the cut. Petefish sits No. 69 on the points list and had a third-place finish two weeks ago at the NV5 Invitational.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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SCHNIEDERJANS, STRAFACI KICK OFF CANADIAN TOUR SEASON

Four-year Georgia Tech teammates Tyler Strafaci and Luke Schniederjans began their 2022 seasons on PGA Tour Canada last weekend in Victoria, British Columbia by both earning checks at the Royal Beach Victoria Open, the first event on the tour in Canada since 2019. Alternate schedules have been played the last two years in the United States due to travel restrictions brought on by COVID-19.

Schniederjans, who has also played some events on the Korn Ferry Tour this year while awaiting the start of the Canadian tour schedule, tied for 31st place with a 6-under-par t6otal of 274. Strafaci, who played the Charles Schwab Challenge on a sponsor exemption, tied for 56th place.

The 11-event schedule resumes June 16-19 with the ATB Classic in Alberta.

PGA Tour Canada leaderboard

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SIX PROJACKETS ATTEMPT TO QUALIFY FOR THE U.S. OPEN

Six former Yellow Jackets in the professional ranks competed Monday in golf’s longest day, final qualifying for the 122nd U.S. Open Championship, which will be played next week, June 16-19 at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Final qualifying, which are 36-hole events, will take place Monday at nine different sites around the United States, with 871 golfers competing to fill out the 156-player field. Already in the field are Stewart Cink, who is exempt after qualifying for the 2021 Tour Championship, and Cameron Tringale, who is in as one of the top 60 players in the official World Golf Ranking.

PGA Tour pros Roberto Castro, Seth Reeves, Richy Werenski and Vincent Whaley were among the 84 players attempting to gain one of the four spots available at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga. Tyler Strafaci, the 2020 U.S. Amateur champion currently competing on PGA Tour Canada, is attempting to earn his way into his third U.S. Open in San Francisco, while another Tech alum, Nicholas Thompson, is attempting to qualify at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.

See complete qualifying results

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OGLETREE IN FIELD FOR FIRST LIV GOLF EVENT

Former Georgia Tech star Andy Ogletree was on the list of 42 players announced last week for the first LIV Golf Tour event to be played this week in London, England. Dustin Johnson and several other PGA Tour standouts are among the players listed and drew the most attention. The field includes six major champions and 27 of the current top-150 players in the world, and they will compete for a portion of the $25 million purse.

Ogletree, the 2019 U.S. Amateur champion who became the low amateur at the 2020 Masters before turning pro, has played in two PGA Tour events in 2021-22 on sponsor exemptions He has played in six PGA Tour events since turning pro and 11 overall, making three cuts.

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DICKSON POSTS TOP-10, NORTON DEBUTS ON GPRO TOUR

First-year pro Will Dickson posted another strong finish on the GPro Tour last weekend, tying for sixth place at the Kannapolis Open in North Carolina, going 14-under-par 199 at the Club at Irish Creek.

Fellow 2021 Tech graduate Noah Norton made his 2022 debut on the developmental circuit last weekend, tying for 14th place with a 10-under-par total of 203 last weekend at the Kannapolis Open.

GPro Tour Leaderboard

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  RBC Canadian Open • June 9-12, 2022 • St. George’s Golf & Country Club • Toronto, Ontario • Purse: $8.7M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  BMW Charity Pro-Am • June 9-12, 2022 • Thornblade Club • Greer, S.C. • Purse: $750,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  American Family Insurance Championship • June 10-12, 2022 • University Ridge Golf Club • Madison, Wis. • Purse: $2.4M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  ATB Classic • June 16-19, 2022 • Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club • Edmonton, Alberta • Purse: $225,000
  • All Pro Tour:  United Way Classic • June 8-11, 2022 • Hardscrabble Country Club • Fort Smith, Ark. • Purse: $130,000
  • G Pro Tour:  High Point Open • June 14-16, 2022 • High Point Golf Club • High Point, 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
Did not playFedEx 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
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 167
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $210,115
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,736,979
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
PGA Tour Champions
American Family Insurance Championship
T-14
69-68-74--211 (-5)
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 51
YTD earnings (Champions): $164,798
Career earnings (Champions): $458,088
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: 127
YTD earnings: $463,903
Career earnings: $12,187,963
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
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
missed cut
68-72--140 (-3)
FedEx Cup points: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 192
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,086,525
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-51
70-67-71-69--277 (-8)
KFT points ranking: 174
YTD earnings (KFT): $12,110
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
the Memorial Tournament
T-33
75-71-74-74--294 (+6)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 165
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
LIV Golf Series
Houston
T-42
77-70-70--217 (+1)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,735,750
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,211,000
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
withdrew
70-68--138 (-5)
KFT Points ranking: 132
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
2nd
64-64-73-64--265 (-20)
KFT points ranking: 73
YTD earnings (KFT): $60,549
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $686,576
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
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 112
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
Did not playGPro 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: 31
YTD earnings (KFT): $100,793
Career earnings (KFT): $124,914
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
LIV Golf Series
Houston
T-9
70-69-68--207 (-9)
LIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $1,880,925
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,932,775
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-20
67-71-65-68--271 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 191
KFT points ranking: 56
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $518,875
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: 160
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $261,124
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,906,933
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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