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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSAnders Albertson and Paul Haley II are headed back to the PGA Tour … Cameron Tringale and Matt Kuchar advance to the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this week in Delaware … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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HALEY II, ALBERTSON HEADED BACK TO THE PGA TOUR

Paul Haley II and Anders Albertson are making return trips to the PGA Tour after both finishing among the top 25 in points during the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season just concluded on Sunday. Though both players missed the cut at the season finale, the Pinnacle Bank Championship, Haley stood No. 3 on the points list and Albertson grabbed the 25th and final spot.

Both players will be making a second foray into the top level of professional golf. Albertson was a full member in the 2018-19 season, while Haley returns for the first time since 2013.

No. 3 Paul Haley II: A decade after earning his first PGA TOUR card via the 2012 Korn Ferry Tour regular season, the Georgia Tech alum completed the arc, rebounding from a mini-tour stint in his mid-20s and earning a Tour return with a win and runner-up this season. Haley, 34, won the Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS in mid-July, exactly 3,780 days since his maiden victory at the 2012 Chile Classic. The Dallas, Texas native has worked with famed instructor Randy Smith, also known for his work with Justin Leonard and Scottie Scheffler, since age 8, and was a youth baseball teammate of Clayton Kershaw and Matthew Stafford.

“I feel amazing,” said Haley on returning to the PGA Tour. “I’ll be playing at the highest level, so what else could you ask for? This is what you dream about. I’m so excited.”

No. 25 Anders Albertson: Previously graduated via the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour regular season, the 29-year-old earned his second career win at the Visit Knoxville Open. He held on to one of the last available PGA Tour cards despite a missed cut at the regular season finale, spending much of Sunday’s final round of the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna doing yardwork at home while awaiting the results. Albertson, a native of Woodstock, Ga., has three other top-12 finishes this season.

“Leaving the TOUR in 2019, it went so poorly in spring and summer, and after playing this game for 20 years, I wanted to have another chance to play where I felt I could be myself and be calm and believe that I can do it,” said Albertson reflecting on his return to the PGA TOUR.”It was my goal to be able to get back to experience that again.”

The 25 TOUR card recipients will carry over points to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where positions will be finalized for the priority ranking used to set TOUR fields each week. An additional 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded following the conclusion of the three-event Finals.

The second set of 25 cards will be based on points earned solely in the Finals, which begin this week. The Yellow Jackets’ Richy Werenski, who finished No. 161 on the FedEx Cup points list in 2021-22, and Seth Reeves (No. 166), will attempt to regain their PGA Tour cards via the Finals.

  • August 18-21 — Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron (Boise, Idaho)
  • August 25-28 — Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (Columbus, Ohio)
  • September 1-4 — Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance (Newburgh, Indiana)

Meanwhile, Chris Petefish was unable to make it into the top 75 in Korn Ferry Tour points and will not compete in the Finals. He has conditional status for 2023 and is exempt into the second stage of qualifying school.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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TRINGALE, KUCHAR ADVANCE TO SECOND LEG OF FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS

Cameron Tringale and Matt Kuchar have advanced to the second event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and will compete this week in the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del.

Both did so despite missing the cut last weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis. Tringale fell to 39th place in the points standings, outside the top-30 position needed to compete in the season-ending Tour Championship next week at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Kuchar slid to No. 63.

Vincent Whaley (No. 103), Chesson Hadley (No. 113) and Stewart Cink (No. 117) all saw their 2021-22 season come to a close after missing the cut in Memphis, but all have retained their PGA Tour status for 2022-23.

PGA Tour leaderboard

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OGLETREE MAKES CUT IN 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 continued last week at the International Series event in Singapore, where he tied for 57th place with a 3-under-par score of 285. playing 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 is in the field for this week’s International Series event in Korea.

Yellow Jacket freshman Hiroshi Tai, a Singapore native, and one of six amateurs to receive spots in the field last week, tied for 44th at 5-under-par 283.

International Series Singapore leaderboard

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  BMW Championship • August 18-21, 2022 • Wilmington Country Club • Wilmington, Del. • Purse: $15M • FedEx Cup points: 2,000
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Albertson’s Boise Open • August 18-21, 2022 • Hillcrest Country Club • Boise, Idaho • Purse: $1M
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Dick’s Sporting Goods Open • August 19-21, 2022 • En-Joie Golf Club • Endicott, N.Y. • Purse: $2.1M
  • 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 Korea • August 18-21, 2022 • Lotte Skyhill Country Club • Jeju Korea • Purse: $1.5M
  • G Pro Tour:  Chatmoss Classic • August 16-18, 2022 • Chatmoss Country Club • Martinsville, Va. • Purse: $71,525

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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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