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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSConnor Howe posts second straight top-10 finish in Canada … Ollie Schniederjans earns high finish in Korn Ferry Tour event … Chesson Hadley continues climb up FedEx Cup list … Andy Ogletree and Cameron Tringale participating in final qualifying for The Open Championship Tuesday … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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HOWE POSTS ANOTHER TOP-10 FINISH IN CANADA

Continuing a strong start to his professional career, Connor Howe posted a second-straight top-10 finish last weekend with a tie for ninth place at the ATB Classic in Alberta. The 2023 All-American posted an 11-under-par score of 277 for 72 holes after briefly holding a share of the lead in round 3 in Saturday.

On Saturday, Howe birdied six consecutive holes to gain a share of the lead before a weather delay halted play. After resumption of play, he made double-bogey on his next hole and bogeyed another on the way home to finish with a 5-under-par round of 67. He closed with an even-par 72 Sunday.

In three PGA Tour Canada events to date, Howe has finished T33, T2 and T9 and holds fifth position in the Fortinet Cup standings. The top five at the end of the season, which has seven events to play, earned Korn Ferry Tour status for 2024.

Tyler Strafaci also made the cut last weekend in Alberta, tying for 40th place overall at 4-under-par 284, and sits No. 75 in the Fortinet Cup points list.

PGA Tour Canada leaderboard

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HADLEY WORKING HIS WAY UP THE LADDER

Continuing to take small, but solid steps up the ladder, Chesson Hadley tied for 33rd last weekend at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The PGA Tour veteran posted a 12-under-par 276 with three rounds in the 60s and moved ahead to No. 138 on the FedEx Cup points list after making three straight cuts.

The top 125 in points retain their Tour cards for 2024, while the top 70 advance to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin in six weeks.

Meanwhile, Vincent Whaley has made three straight cuts since returning from a wrist injury in May, and tied for 40th last weekend in Detroit with an 11-under-par total of 277. Paul Haley II tied for 83rd and sits at No. 128 in FedEx Cup points.

Richy Werenski (No. 136) and Ross Steelman, making his first PGA Tour start, missed the cut.

All five players plus Matt Kuchar will be in the field for this week’s John Deere Classic in Silvia, Ill.

PGA Tour Leaderboard

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OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS LOOKS LIKE HE’S BACK

Struggling to get starts on the Korn Ferry Tour since working his way back from surgery on both hips, Ollie Schniederjans got the high finish he needed to earn another start with a tie for 17th place last weekend at the Memorial Health Championship in Springfield, Ill.

Schniederjans, who missed the entire 2023 year, returned to the course in March but has only been able to get into the field of three events on his medical exemption. He missed the cut in the Club Car Championship in Savannah in March and the Wichita Open two weeks ago. On the course again last weekend, he shot 19-under-par 265 with a closing round of 64, getting himself another start when the tour resumes in two weeks.

Korn Ferry Tour Leaderboard

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TWO FORMER JACKETS ATTEMPTING TO QUALIFY FOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Andy Ogletree and Cameron Tringale are across the pond this week attempting to qualify for the Open Championship, July 20-23 at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

The final stage of Open qualifying will take place this week across four courses, West Lancashire, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports and Royal Porthcrawl. Across the four events, 17 LIV players will be bidding for a place, and here is a look at each.

Ogletree first made a name for himself when becoming the U.S. Amateur champion back in 2019, before going on to finish last in LIV Golf’s first ever event at Centurion last June. Since then he has taken on the role of reserve player on the breakaway circuit in 2023, where he has made two appearances so far, and has won two International Series events on the Asian Tour. The American will be out to secure his first ever Open Championship spot when he tees it up at Dundonald next week.

LIV competitor Tringale is in the field at the Welsh-based qualifier. During his playing career Tringale has competed for the Claret Jug on four occasions with his performance coming when he broke into the top 30 back in 2021. He tied for eighth place last weekend at the LIV Golf event in Andalucia, Spain, and has an average finish of 11.6 in eight events in the series this year.

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HALEY CONFIDENT DURING SECOND CHANCE ON PGA TOUR

For Paul Haley II, the long and winding road back to competing alongside the best golfers in the world might finally be paying off.

The former Highland Park standout is back as a regular on the PGA Tour after a decade of ups and downs on the Korn Ferry Tour and smaller regional circuits.

At age 35, Haley returned to the AT&T Byron Nelson — where he made his first professional start in 2012 — for the first time since his rookie season.

Two weeks later, he bounced back from a string of rough results with a fifth-place showing at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. His first top-10 finish earned him $356,700 in prize money, more than his previous 19 events combined.

“I feel like I’m playing pretty good,” Haley said in mid-May at the Byron Nelson, where he missed the cut alongside a gallery of family and friends during both of his rounds at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. “I’ve been playing better than how I’ve been scoring.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  John Deere Classic • July 6-9, 2023 • TPC Deere Run • Silvis, Ill. • Purse: $7.4M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  The Ascendant • June 13-16, 2023 • TPC Colorado • Berthoud, Colo. • Purse: $1M
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Kaulig Companies Championship • July 13-16, 2023 • Firestone Country Club • Akron, Ohio • Purse: $3.5M
  • PGA Tour Canada:  Quebec Open • July 13-16, 2023 • Golf Chateau-Bromont • Bromont, Quebec • Purse: $200,000
  • Asian Tour:  International Series England • August 17-20, 2023 • Colt House • United Kingdom • Purse: $2M
  • LIV Golf Series: London • July 7-9, 2023 • Centurion Club • Hertfordshire, England • Purse: $25M
  • G Pro Tour:  Greenville Open • August 9-11, 2023 • Brook Valley Country Club • Greenville, 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: 132
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
Did not playSchwab 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
PGA Tour
Mexico Open at Vidanta
69-67-69-70--275 (-9)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 99
YTD earnings: $147,362
Career earnings: $11,871,421
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 146
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
PGA Tour
Mexico Open at Vidanta
missed cut
71-72--143 (+1)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 144
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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