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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Five Yellow Jackets head to Las Vegas in an attempt to secure their PGA Tour status for 2024 … Chris Petefish secures Korn Ferry Tour status for 2024 … Andy Ogletree moves closes to winning the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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FIVE YELLOW JACKETS CONTINUE BATTLE FOR 2024 PGA TOUR STATUS

Five former Yellow Jackets continue their battle for spots in the FedEx Cup top 125 in points, which will ensure their exempts status for 2024, at the Shriners Children’s Open this weekend in Las Vegas. Five events remain on the FedEx Fall Schedule, which concludes with the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga., in November.

Chesson Hadley (No. 127), the only one of the four inside the top 125 prior to last weekend’s Sanderson Farms Championship, tied for 35th place and slipped down despite an opening-round 64. Paul Haley II (No. 140) missed the cut, while Richy Werenski (No. 147) tied for 65th and Vincent Whaley (No. 200) tied for 28th.

Stewart Cink (No. 172), who did not play the Sanderson Farms last weekend rejoins the effort this week in Las Vegas. He also sits No. 40 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings and is in position to qualify for the PGA Tour Champions playoff series.

Ross Steelman, who finished fourth on the PGA TOUR U ranking, tied for 65th while playing on a sponsor exemption, his third Tour start of 2023 and first made cut. The 2023 Tech All-American played eight Korn Ferry Tour events this summer and is exempt into the final stage of the PGA Tour Q-School.

Matt Kuchar is across the pond this weekend to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which is contested over Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland.

Sanderson Farms Leaderboard

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PETEFISH LOCKS DOWN 2024 STATUS ON KORN FERRY TOUR

With a tie for 46th at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Chris Petefish held his position and finished No. 45 in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings and assured himself of full Korn Ferry Tour status for 2024 and a pass to Final Stage of PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry.

Petefish posted a pair of runner-up finishes, a third-place finish and two other top-5s in 39 events during the 2023 season.

The final stage of the Q-school will take place December 14-17 at Dye’s Valley and Sawgrass golf clubs in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

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OGLETREE GETS CLOSER TO ORDER OF MERIT TITLE

American Andy Ogletree took another step closer to securing both the Asian Tour and International Series Order of Merits by closing with a 69, which featured a hole-in-one on the par-three fourth, to finish in a tie for third with Thailand’s Poom Saksansin, in with a 68. The 2019 U.S. Amateur champion shot rounds of 68-71-68-69 to surpass the $1 million mark in earnings and hold on to a substantial lead in both races.

Ogletree’s ace was the result of a magnificent five iron from 230 yards that flew straight into the cup.

He said: “Yeah, it was crazy. I didn’t see it. I just had a really bad hole on three and was trying to decide between a four and a five. I said let’s hit the five and give it a chance, and it flew in. Crazy. We heard it hit the pin, but we didn’t know where it went. We got up there, and there it was in the hole.”

It was his ninth hole in one and he also chipped in on the next hole for a birdie.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour: Shriners Children’s Open • October 12-15, 2023 • TPC Summerlin • Las Vegas, Nev. • Purse: $8.4M • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  season concluded
  • PGA Tour Champions:  SAS Championship • October 13-15, 2023 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2.1M
  • PGA Tour Canada: season concluded
  • Asian Tour/International Series: Volvo China Open • November 2-5, 2023 • Hidden Grace Golf Club • China • Purse: $1.5M
  • LIV Golf Series: Jeddah • October 13-15, 2023 • Royal Greens Golf and Country Club • Saudi Arabia • Purse: $25M
  • G Pro Tour: Cardinal Classic • October 10-12, 2023 • The Cardinal by Pete Dye • Greensboro, 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: 283
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
PGA Tour Champions
American Family Insurance Championship
T-14
69-68-74--211 (-5)
Schwab 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
Did not playFedEx Cup points ranking: 127
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
missed cut
68-72--140 (-3)
FedEx Cup points: 221
YTD earnings (PGA Tour): $9,160
KFT points ranking: 192
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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-51
70-67-71-69--277 (-8)
KFT points ranking: 174
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
PGA Tour
the Memorial Tournament
T-33
75-71-74-74--294 (+6)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 165
YTD earnings: $197,276
Career earnings (PGAT): $58,955,967
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
Houston
T-42
77-70-70--217 (+1)
LIV 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
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
withdrew
70-68--138 (-5)
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
Korn Ferry Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am
2nd
64-64-73-64--265 (-20)
KFT 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
Did not playKFT Points ranking: 112
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
Did not playGPro points ranking: 36
YTD earnings: $2,595
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: 31
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
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
LIV Golf Series
Houston
T-9
70-69-68--207 (-9)
LIV 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
BMW Charity Pro-Am
T-20
67-71-65-68--271 (-14)
FedEx Cup points ranking: 191
KFT points ranking: 56
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: 160
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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