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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Five Yellow Jackets have qualified to compete in the FedEx Cup Playoffs that begin this week … Anders Albertson poised to regain PGA Tour card, while Chris Petefish shoots for a Korn Ferry Tour Finals spot … Andy Ogletree teeing it up in Singapore … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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FIVE JACKETS QUALIFY FOR FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS

Five of the seven Yellow Jackets competing on the PGA Tour this season have advanced to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin this week with the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Cameron Tringale (No. 26), Matt Kuchar (No. 54), Vincent Whaley (No. 96), Chesson Hadley (No. 106) and Stewart Cink (No. 115) all finished well within the top 125 in FedEx Cup points needed to qualify. A top-125 finish also means they retain their PGA Tour status for the 2022-23 season, although Cink remains exempt for next season due to his winning the 2021 RBC Heritage.

The top 70 in points following this week’s stop in Memphis will advance to the second stage of the playoffs next week, the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del., and the top 30 in points following that event come to Atlanta for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Tringale and Kuchar, virtually assured of moving on to the BMW Championship next week, did not compete in last weekend’s regular-season finale in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship.

Hadley, whose final round 62 last year allowed him to grab the 125th position for the playoffs and keep his tour card, had a much less stressful weekend this time. Entering the Wyndham at No. 121, the Raleigh, N.C., native tied for eighth place with an 11-under-par total of 269, which included a closing 64. After struggling through the early part of the Tour schedule in 2022, Hadley posted three top-10 finishes and made the cut in seven of his last eight events to rise more than 100 spots in the standings.

Cink also closed with a 64 for an 8-under-par total of 272 and tied for 27th, while Whaley missed the cut, not severely damaging his position.

The final outcome was not so pleasant for Richy Werenski and Seth Reeves, who finished No. 161 and No. 166, respectively, in the FedEx Cup standings. Werenski, who won the 2020 Barracuda Championship and finished No. 39 and No. 120 in FedEx Cup points the last two years, has struggled in his sixth year as a full-time member, making just eight cuts in 26 events. He made a valiant effort in Greensboro, tying for 13th place. Reeves, in his second chance as a full-time member of the Tour, made nine cuts in 26 events, and missed the cut in Greensboro. Both players are headed to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in an attempt to retain their status.

PGA Tour leaderboard

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PETEFISH LOOKING FOR SPOT IN KORN FERRY TOUR FINALS

The Korn Ferry Tour wraps up its 2022 regular season at the Pinnacle Bank Championship this week. Paul Haley II has already guaranteed his return to the PGA Tour for 2022-23, while Anders Albertson is in position to do so if he can remain among the top 25 in points. Each player has won a tournament this season. Both players missed the cut last weekend at the Utah Championship, but Albertson remains seemingly solid, falling only two spots to No. 21.

Meanwhile, Chris Petefish will look for a strong finish this weekend to get into the top 75 in points and thereby qualify to compete in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, a three-event series that also awards PGA Tour cards to the top 25 earners in those three tournaments.

Petefish tied for 54th last weekend at the Utah Championship, dropping from No. 81 to No. 87 in the points standings. In 13 starts this season, Petefish had made six cuts and finished in the top 25 three times, including a tie for third in the NV5 Invitational in May.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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SCHNIEDERJANS MAKES WEEKEND IN CANADA

Luke Schniederjans remains the most consistent of the three Yellow Jackets competing on the PGA Tour Canada. Last weekend, the two-time collegiate champion tied for 31st at the Quebec Open with a 6-under-par score of 282, and sits No. 35 on the tour’s points list.

J.T. Griffin, who ranks No. 31 in points, and Tyler Strafaci, who is No. 122, both missed the cut.

Four events remain on the 2022 schedule, beginning with the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open next week after a week off.

PGA Tour Canada leaderboard

 

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OGLETREE IN FIELD FOR ASIAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SERIES

As part of his agreement to play in the very first LIV Golf Series event, which was held in June in London, 2019 U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree received a two-year exemption to compete on the Asian Tour. His participation continues this week at the International Series event in Singapore, where he will play alongside several other golfers who participated in LIV events, such as former South Florida All-American Chase Koepka, Clemson star Turk Pettit, 2021 U.S. Amateur champion James Piot, and Oklahoma State All-American Peter Uihlein.

Ogletree missed the cut by one stroke in the first International Series event that took place in England in early June.

Yellow Jacket freshman Hiroshi Tai, a Singapore native, is one of six amateurs to receive spots in the field.

International Series Singapore field

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  FedEx St. Jude Championship • August 11-14, 2022 • TPC Southwind • Memphis, Tenn. • Purse: $15M • FedEx Cup points: 2,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Pinnacle Bank Championship • August 11-14, 2022 • The Club at Indian Creek • Omaha, Neb. • Purse: $850,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Boeing Classic • August 12-14, 2022 • The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge • Snoqualmie, Wash. • Purse: $2.2M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open • August 18-21, 2022 • Southwood Golf & Country Club • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Purse: $200,000
  • Asian Tour: International Series Singapore • August 11-14, 2022 • Tanah Merah Country Club • Singapore • Purse: $1.5M
  • G Pro Tour:  Greenville Open • August 10-12, 2022 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, 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: 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
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
Did not playSchwab 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
Did not playFedEx 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
78th
68-68-74-75--285 (-3)
FedEx Cup points: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 183
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
Advent Health Championship
T-53
73-65-71-71--280 (-8)
KFT points ranking: 167
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
Did not playFedEx 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
PGA of America
PGA Championship
missed cut
73-75--148 (+6)
LIV 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
missed cut
74-71--145 (+1)
KFT Points ranking: 122
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
Advent Health Championship
T-10
69-69-68-67--273 (-15)
KFT points ranking: 66
YTD earnings (KFT): $51,880
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $677,998
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
Inter Rapidismo Championship
T-23
73-67-69-70--279 (-9)
Fortinet 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
missed cut
72-72--144 (even)
KFT 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
T-36
68-72-68-70--278 (-10)
KFT points ranking: 27
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
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
Did not playFedEx 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
Korn Ferry Tour
Advent Health Championship
T-4
65-72-66-68--271 (-17)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 154
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $206,369
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,852,178
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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