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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
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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