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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Former winner Stewart Cink leads a full complement of Yellow Jackets in the season-opening PGA Tour event in wine country, the Fortinet Championship … Trio of Yellow Jackets competing in the season-ending Fortinet Cup Championship on PGA Tour Canada … Will Dickson, Ben Smith tee it up in first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School  … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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FULL JACKET CONTINGENT TEEING IT UP IN NAPA

All seven of Georgia Tech’s PGA Tour members are in the field this week as the Tour begins its 2022-23 season at the Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif. The Silverado Resort is the site of Stewart Cink’s return to the winner’s circle two years ago (known then as the Safeway Open), which was the first of two Tour wins in 2020-21.

Former Tech All-Americans Troy Matteson (2009) and Bryce Molder (2011) also have won this event during its 15-year history.

Paul Haley II, who finished third in the Korn Ferry Tour regular-season standings, returns to PGA Tour competition for the first time since 2013 after posting six top-10 finishes and a victory in the Memorial Health Championship during the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season. Anders Albertson, who won the Visit Knoxville Open and finished 25th on the Korn Ferry Tour points list in 2022, is back for the first time since 2018.

Cink, Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar, Richy Werenski and Vincent Whaley are also in the field for the season-opening event.

Five things to know about the 2022-23 season

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SCHNIEDERJANS, GRIFFIN, STRAFACI CLOSE OUT CANADIAN TOUR SEASON

Luke Schniederjans, J.T. Griffin and Tyler Strafaci are among the top 60 players in the Fortinet Cup standings who qualified to play in the Fortinet Cup Championship, which takes place this weekend at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Kitchener, Ontario. With an increased purse of $225,000 and additional Fortinet Cup points available—600 to the winner vs. the traditional 500—much remains on the line as the PGA TOUR Canada season comes to a conclusion. Here are thumbnail looks at the Yellow Jackets who qualified for the season-ending tournament.

Luke Schniederjans

  • Fortinet Cup Position: 25
  • Tournaments Played: 9
  • Cuts Made: 8
  • Best Finish: Sixth (GolfBC Championship)
  • Season Highlight: He used four rounds in the 60s at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club in Kelowna, British Columbia, to finish alone in sixth for his first top-10 of the season.

J.T. Griffin

  • Fortinet Cup Position: 40
  • Tournaments Played: 8
  • Cuts Made: 4
  • Best Finish: T5 (Osprey Valley Open presented by Votorantim Cimentos – CBM Aggregates)
  • Season Highlight: His second top-10 of the season came when he shot a final-round, 8-under 63 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in late-July to tie for fifth. It was his low round of the season.

Tyler Strafaci

  • Fortinet Cup Position: 59
  • Tournaments Played: 9
  • Cuts Made: 4
  • Best Finish: T11 (GolfBC Championship)
  • Season Highlight: By virtue of his tie for 11th, after a 65-66-67 final 54 holes, he moved from 86th in the Fortinet Cup standings to snag the second-to-last playing spot in the Fortinet Cup Championship.

A look at the full field – PGATour.com

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DICKSON TUNES UP FOR KORN FERRY Q-SCHOOL

Will Dickson tuned up for his first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School last week by finishing third at the Augusta Open, a G Pro Tour event in which he posted an 18-under-par score of 198. Dickson won the G Pro Tour Championship in the 2022 season, his first as a professional, winning two events on the circuit.

Dickson and fellow 2021 Tech graduate Ben Smith are in the field for the first stage even in the Korn Ferry Q-school this week at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C.

GPro Tour leaderboard

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Fortinet Championship • September 15-18, 2022 • Silverado Resort and Spa • Napa, Calif. • Purse: $8M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament • November 4-7, 2022 • Landings Club-Marshwood Course • Savannah, Ga. • Purse: $480,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Sanford Invitational • September 16-18, 2022 • Minnehaha Country Club • Sioux Falls, S.D. • Purse: $2M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Fortinet Cup Championship • September 15-18, 2022 • Deer Ridge Golf Club • Kitchener, Ontario • Purse: $225,000
  • Asian Tour: International Series Morocco • November 3-6, 2022 • Royal Golf Dar Es Salam • Morocco • Purse: $1.5M
  • LIV Golf Series: LIV Golf Invitational Chicago • September 16-18, 2022 • Rich Harvest Farms • Purse: $20M
  • G Pro Tour:  Colonial Classic • October 4-6, 2022 • Colonial Country Club • Thomasville, N.C. • Purse: $66,525

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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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $512,187
Career earnings (KFT): $915,431
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: 5
YTD Earnings (Champions): $93,000
Career earnings (Champions): $561,639
FedEx Cup points ranking: 114
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: n/a
YTD Earnings (GPro): $n/a
Career earnings (GPro): $56,010
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
Chubb Classic
withdrew
80-WD
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 49
YTD earnings (Champions): $17,000
Career earnings (Champions): $310,290
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: 110
YTD earnings: $85,667
Career earnings: $11,809,726
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 playKFT points ranking: 119
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $828,193
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 playFortinet 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
Genesis Invitational
missed cut
72-72--144 (+2)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 135
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,758,691
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (Champions): $5,154,323
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
NOAH NORTON
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2021
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Status: Developmental tours
Did not playPoints ranking (GPro): n/a
YTD earnings (GPro): n/a
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: 50
YTD earnings (LIV): $182,250
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): n/a
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
YTD earnings (LIV): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $873,250
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 92
YTD earnings (KFT): $5,850
Career earnings (KFT): $328,065
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: 133
YTD earnings: $4,050
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $630,168
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: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): $553,500
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: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
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: 9
YTD earnings: $85,619
Career earnings (KFT): $109,740
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not playFortinet Cup points: n/a
YTD earnings (Canada): n/a
Career earnings (Canada): $24,570
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 playYTD Earnings (LIV): $397,800
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $6,872,648
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 playKFT points ranking: 21
YTD earnings: $56,680
Career earnings (KFT): $508,233
Career earnings (PGAT): $6,699,075
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: 130
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $45,780
Career earnings (PGAT): $2,691,589
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 119
YTD earnings (KFT): $20,415
Career earnings (KFT): $263,392

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