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THE FLATSAndy Ogletree still doesn’t have a contract with LIV Golf or status on the PGA Tour, but he has found his place as a professional … Vincent Whaley, Chris Petefish, Ollie Schniederjans move on in the Korn Ferry Tour finals … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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STILL A LIV GOLF ALTERNATE, OGLETREE HAS FOUND HIS PLACE AS A PRO

Andy Ogletree was the U.S. Amateur champion without a place to play when he took part in the first LIV Golf event last year and was shut off from the PGA Tour. He didn’t have a contract with LIV and still doesn’t.

But he found his place on the Asian Tour, particularly the “International Series,” a series of $2 million events with funding from LIV.

Ogletree shot 64 at Close House in England on Sunday for his third International Series victory, and second this year.

He has earned $887,370 in five International Series events this year. By comparison, Ben Kohles leads the Korn Ferry Tour with $504,828. Ogletree has practically locked up a spot in LIV Golf for 2024 by leading the International Series Order of Merit by a large margin.

“I think the incentive to play well is pretty good. Getting a chance to play LIV Golf is what everyone’s here to do,” Ogletree said. “I want to be out there and feel like that’s where I want to be right now in the next phase of my life. So, I’m doing all I can to secure that spot.”

Without LIV or the International Series, Ogletree would be on the Korn Ferry Tour at best, possibly Latin America or Canada. Now he has learned to build a schedule, to travel, and he’s making a decent living.

Editors note: Ogletree tied for eighth place last weekend at the St. Andrews Bay Championship on the Asian Tour.

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WHALEY EXTENDS RUN IN KORN FERRY TOUR PLAYOFFS

Vince Whaley moved inside the top 144 of the Korn Ferry Tour points list with a strong performance at the Albertsons Boise Open, cementing his spot at the Simmons Bank Open next week (Sept. 14-17). Whaley tied for sixth place with a 20-under-par total of 264, jumping from No. 166 to No. 119.

Chris Petefish tied for 43rd in Boise to remain at No. 53 on the list this week, ensuring his spot in the Simmons Bank Field, and would continue to play through the Korn Ferry Tour Championship if he maintains his position. Ollie Schniederjans, who returned from a long absence due to double hip surgery in the spring, missed the cut but remains alive for the Simmons Bank Open with his No. 133 points ranking.

Those outside the top 144 could still potentially qualify, based on how many eligible players choose not to compete. Ross Steelman, a rookie on the tour following his No. 2 finish in the PGA Tour University standings at the end of the college season, missed the cut in Boise and ranks No. 162, meaning 18 eligible players would need to elect not to play next week for him to be in the field. His PGA Tour University finish affords him exemption into the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, and unlimited sponsor exemptions into PGA Tour events this fall and next year.

The reimagined Korn Ferry Tour Finals format, new in 2023, features elevated point totals, increased purses and a progressive field reduction; the Albertsons Boise Open featured a 156-player field (which extended to No. 173 on the season-long standings, as 17 eligible players elected not to compete), and the second Finals event, the Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation, will feature 144 players.

After that, the field will number the top 120 for the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship (Sept. 21-24), and the top 75 will compete in the season ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship (Oct. 5-8).

Full Korn Ferry Tour points list

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FOUR YELLOW JACKETS DOWN THE STRETCH FOR FORTINET CUP

Luke Schniederjans and Connor Howe remain within reach of greater rewards this weekend when PGA TOUR Canada continued its three-week sprint to the finish line at the CRMC Championship in Brainerd, Minn.

Schniederjans, the only Yellow Jacket to make the cut last weekend at the Manitoba Open, held his position at No. 11, while Howe, who missed the cut, is No. 14. Tyler Strafaci (No. 49) and J.T. Griffin (No. 75) are looking for high finishes to make a late splash.

The winner of the Fortinet Cup will receive a $25,000 bonus and full status on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour. The second- through fifth-place finishers earn conditional Korn Ferry status and all five will be exempt into the final stage of the 2023 PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry.

PGA Tour Canada leaderboard

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour: Fortinet Championship • September 14-17, 2023 • Silverado Resort (North Course) • Napa, Calif. • Purse: $8.4M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour: Simmons Bank Open • September 14-17, 2023 • The Grove • College Grove, Tenn. • Purse: $1.5M
  • PGA Tour Champions: Ascension Charity Classic • September 8-10, 2023 • Norwood Hills Country Club • St. Louis, Mo. • Purse: $2M
  • PGA Tour Canada: CRMC Championship • August 31-September 3, 2023 • Craguns Legacy Course • Brainerd, Minn. • Purse: $200,000
  • Asian Tour: Shinhan Donghae Open • September 7-10, 2023 • Ocean Course at Club72 • Korea • Purse: $1.4M
  • LIV Golf Series: Chicago • September 22-24, 2023 • Rich Harvest Farms • Sugar Grove, Ill. • Purse: $25M
  • G Pro Tour: Columbia Open • August 29-31, 2023 • Columbia Country Club • Blythewood, S.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: 228
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
Did not playSchwab Cup points ranking: 24
YTD Earnings (Champions): $144,315
Career earnings (Champions): $787,185
FedEx Cup points ranking: 167
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $210,115
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $43,736,979
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
Did not playSchwab Cup Points ranking: 51
YTD earnings (Champions): $164,798
Career earnings (Champions): $458,088
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
USGA
U.S. Open
missed cut
75-73--148 (+8)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 129
YTD earnings: $463,903
Career earnings: $12,187,963
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
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-77
71-66-72-70--279 (-1)
FedEx Cup points: 223
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 198
YTD earnings (KFT): $9,160
Career earnings (PGAT): $837,353
Career earnings (KFT): $1,086,525
CONNOR HOWE
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2023
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-23
Status: PGA Tour Canada
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
T-17
69-66-68-66--269 (-11)
KFT points ranking: 147
YTD earnings (KFT): $12,110
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
USGA
U.S. Open
T-50
72-71-75-71--289 (+9)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 149
YTD earnings: $197,276
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,955,967
CHRISTO LAMPRECHT
Hometown: George, South Africa
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-24
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Wichita Open
missed cut
78-63--141 (+1)
KFT points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings (KFT): n/a
ANDY MAO
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Turned pro: 2024
Years at Georgia Tech: 2020-24
Status: developmental tours
GPro Tour
Colonial Classic
missed cut
72-67--139 (-3)
GPro 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
Did not playLIV standings: 28
YTD earnings (LIV): $1,735,750
Order of Merit (Asian Tour): 52
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): $20,300
Career earnings (LIV): $2,211,000
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
USGA
U.S. Open
missed cut
77-72--149 (+9)
KFT Points ranking: 132
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
Did not playKFT points ranking: 73
YTD earnings (KFT): $60,549
Career earnings (PGAT): $649,622
Career earnings (KFT): $686,576
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
Wichita Open
T-54
71-66-65-71--273 (-7)
KFT Points ranking: 126
YTD earnings: $28,830
Career earnings (KFT): $589,540
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
GPro Tour
Colonial Classic
T-12
69-67-66--202 (-11)
GPro 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
Wichita Open
T-17
66-65-68-70--269 (-11)
KFT points ranking: 35
YTD earnings (KFT): $100,793
Career earnings (KFT): $124,914
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
Did not playLIV standings: 32
YTD Earnings (LIV): $1,880,925
YTD earnings (Asian Tour): n/a
Career earnings (LIV): $7,932,775
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
Wichita Open
missed cut
73-65--148 (+8)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 192
KFT points ranking: 55
YTD earnings (KFT): $65,960
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $57,000
Career earnings (KFT): $518,875
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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 161
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $261,124
Career earnings (PGA Tour): $2,906,933
Korn Ferry Tour points ranking: 81
YTD earnings (KFT): $206,369
Career earnings (KFT): $350,642

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