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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSJ.T. Griffin and Tyler Strafaci, who just finished their 2022 seasons in Canada, advance to stage 2 of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School … Six Yellow Jackets gathering in Jackson, Miss., for Sanderson Farms Championship this weekend … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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GRIFFIN, STRAFACI ADVANCE IN KORN FERRY Q-SCHOOL

J.T. Griffin and Tyler Strafaci, who spent the 2022 season North of the border playing PGA Tour Canada events, were successful in their first stage of qualifying for the Korn Ferry Tour, both advancing to stage 2 from separate events last week.

Strafaci, finished 49th on the Canadian tour’s order of merit and had four top-20 finishes, tied for sixth place with a 14-under-par score of 270 and was one of 25 players to advance from the Crown Colony Golf Club in Fort Myers, Fla. Griffin, who had a pair of top-10s and finished 45th in the order of merit, tied for 21st at 15-under-par 273 and was one of 26 players to move on from Magnolia Grove-Crossing in Semmes, Ala.

Q-school consists of three stages. Players advancing past the 72-hole first stage, which is conducted at 12 sites around the country in September, compete in another 72-hole competition at one of five sites in October, with the survivors coming together Nov. 4-7 in Savannah, Ga., for the final stage of qualifying.

Luke Schniederjans, who also played on the Canadian circuit this summer, will begin his trek in a stage 1 event this week in Chardon, Ohio.

Recent Tech graduates Will Dickson and Ben Smith both competed in their first stage qualifier two weeks ago in Kannapolis, N.C., neither able to advance.

Korn Ferry Tour qualifying schedule and leaderboards

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SIX JACKETS GATHER AT SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP

Six Yellow Jackets are going to Jackson, Miss., for the resumption of the PGA Tour schedule this weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Korn Ferry Tour graduates Anders Albertson and Paul Haley II are in the field along with veterans Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Richy Werenski and Vincent Whaley. Only Matt Kuchar is not competing this week.

Haley enjoyed a strong start to his second PGA Tour season with a tie for 12th place at the Fortinet Championship two weeks ago in Napa, Calif. Hadley tied for 45th, and Whaley tied for 65th at Sanderson Farms last year, both looking to rebound from missed cuts at the Fortinet event along with Cink and Werenski.

Sanderson Farms Championship coverage

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DUVAL CRUISING THROUGH FIRST PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS SEASON

David Duval turned professional 30 years ago, a tenure during which he’s experienced as much as any golfer. He’s won tournaments from Argentina to Japan. He has been ranked No. 1 in the world and plummeted from consideration. He’s shot 59 and 91 on the PGA Tour.

The current most pertinent number for Duval is 50, his age. The former British Open winner hasn’t won an individual event since his three-shot triumph in 2001 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England. But the PGA Tour Champions circuit has provided another outlet.

Duval will compete in his 19th career event on the circuit for players at least age 50 beginning Friday in the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. He hasn’t played full-time on any tour for nearly a decade.

The 19th annual 54-hole event will feature 78 PGA Tour Champions players, 78 juniors from the First Tee, the national youth development program, and 156 amateurs.

More from the Monterey Herald

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Sanderson Farms Championship • September 29-October 2, 2022 • Country Club of Jackson • Jackson, Miss. • Purse: $7.9M • 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:  Constellation Furyk & Friends • October 7-9, 2022 • Timuquana Country Club • Jacksonville, Fla. • Purse: $2M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  2022 season concluded
  • Asian Tour: International Series Morocco • November 3-6, 2022 • Royal Golf Dar Es Salam • Morocco • Purse: $1.5M
  • LIV Golf Series: LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok • October 7-9, 2022 • Stonehill Golf Club • 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
PGA Tour
Rocket Mortgage Classic
missed cut
73-70--143 (+1)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 231
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
Genesis Scottish Open
T-62
66-67-70-73--276 (-4)
Schwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 169
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $251,719
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,778,583
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
Kaulig Companies Championship
T-44
75-69-73-69--286 (+6)
Schwab Cup Points ranking: 47
YTD earnings (Champions): $251,181
Career earnings (Champions): $545,141
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
ISCO Championship
missed cut
71-66--137 (-7)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 132
YTD earnings: $515,103
Career earnings: $12,239,163
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: 223
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 205
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,090,275
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
68-74--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 159
YTD earnings (KFT): $27,131
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
Rocket Mortgage Classic
T-25
70-68-71-69--278 (-10)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 140
YTD earnings: $550,656
Career earnings (PGAT): $59,309,347
CHRISTO LAMPRECHT
Hometown: George, South Africa
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-24
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
T-5
70-64-72-66--272 (-16)
KFT points ranking: 128
YTD earnings: $32,300
Career earnings (KFT): $32,300
ANDY MAO
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2020-24
Status: developmental tours
Did not playGPro points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
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
Andalucia
T-42
78-70-75--223 (+10)
LIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,864,417
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,829,500
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
73-76--149 (+5)
KFT Points ranking: 154
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
The Ascendant
missed cut
72-70--142 (-2)
KFT points ranking: 32
YTD earnings (KFT): $154,619
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $780,736
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
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
75-73--148 (+4)
KFT Points ranking: 104
YTD earnings: $52,500
Career earnings (KFT): $618,210
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: $4,490
ROSS STEELMAN
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2021-23
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
The Ascendant
missed cut
72-77--149 (+5)
KFT points ranking: 39
YTD earnings (KFT): $119,511
Career earnings (KFT): $143,362
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
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: LIV Golf/Asian Tour
LIV Golf Series
Andalucia
T-27
76-70-73--219 (+6)
LIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $2,048,025
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $9,043,173
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
The Ascendant
T-13
63-73-73-65--274 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 192
KFT points ranking: 50
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $560,426
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
PGA Tour
ISCO Championship
missed cut
73-68--141 (-3)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 166
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $282,284
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,928,093
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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