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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSRichy Werenski comes up with his highest finish on the PGA Tour in 2022-23 … Cameron Tringale continued to play well in LIV Golf Series, gets PGA Championship endorsement from teammate Phil Mickelson … Matt Kuchar is Tech’s only representative in PGA Championship this week … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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WERENSKI POSTS BEST 2022-23 FINISH AT AT&T BYRON NELSON

Continuing to compete this season on his two-year exemption for having won the 2020 Barracuda Championship, Richy Werenski had missed 16 cuts in 21 events this season, including five in his last six events coming into this weekend’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

But something clicked last weekend as the 8th-year PGA Tour pro tied for 11th at TPC Craig Ranch, posting an 18-under-par total of 266 and staying near the lead all weekend. It was Werenski’s highest finish of the 2022-23 season, surpassing his tie for 20th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February and lifting him to 127th on the FedEx Cup points list.

He was one of four Yellow Jackets to make the at the Byron Nelson event, as Stewart Cink tied for 34th (-13), Matt Kuchar tied for 43rd (-12) and Vincent Whaley tied for 79th (-4). Cink recorded his best finish since a tie or 21st at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, while Whaley played for the first time since early October and made a solid showing in his hometown.

Kuchar remains Tech’s top player on the FedEx Cup points list (45th) and is the only Yellow Jacket in the field for this week’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on Rochester, N.Y.

AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard

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TRINGALE CONTINUES TO PLAY SOLIDLY IN LIV SERIES

Continuing to play solid golf on his new tour, Cameron Tringale tied for 18th place last weekend in the LIV Golf Series event in Tulsa, Okla., posting an 8-under-par 202 with a closing 65. Tringale has finished in the top third of the field in all five events this year and has earned more than $2 million.

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TRINGALE GETS ENDORSEMENT FOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH

Former Masters champion Phil Mickelson, who will compete in the PGA competition from May 18-21, recently stated that Cameron Tringale deserves to be invited to the major competition. He stated:

“Cameron Tringale is not only my teammate, he’s one of the best putters in the game, has a short game I can’t beat, worked hard in the off season and gained 6-8 mph’s with the driver, and is ready to take his game to new levels. I hope he gets in next week. He deserves it.”

Cameron Tringale has a tremendous record on the LIV golf circuit this season, and based on his achievements, he deserves an invitation to the major championship. However, he plays LIV Golf, a 54-hole format game, which changes people’s perspectives on him competing in the PGA Championship. Moreover, he has not won any of the PGA Tour events in his career.

Tringale kicked off the new year with the Mayakoba event, which took place from February 24 to 26 at the El Cameleon Golf Course and saw him finish 20th. He finished 13th in the LIV Golf Tuscon before travelling to Orlando.

Editor’s note: Tringale did not qualify for a spot in the field this week.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  PGA Championship • May 18-21, 2023 • Oak Hill Country Club • Rochester, N.Y. • Purse: $15M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  AdventHealth Championship • May 18-21, 2023 • Blue Hills Country Club • Kansas City, Mo. • Purse: $1M
  • PGA Tour Champions:  KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship • May 25-28, 2023 • Fields Ranch East • Frisco, Texas • Purse: $3.5M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Qualifying Tournament USA Canada • June 6-9, 2023 • Crown Isle Resort & Golf Club • Courtenay, British Columbia
  • Asian Tour:  Kolon Korea Open • May 22-25, 2023 • Woo Jeong Hills Country Club • Korea • Purse: $n/a
  • LIV Golf Series: Washington, D.C. • May 26-28, 2023 • Trump National Golf Club • Washington, D.C. • Purse: $25M
  • G Pro Tour:  Empact Championship • May 25-27, 2023 • Albemarle Plantation • Hertford, N.C. • Purse: $109,225

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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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