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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATSChris Petefish ties for 14th in the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School this week … PGA Tour veterans Stewart Cink, David Duval and Matt Kuchar compete with their sons this week in Orlando … Andy Ogletree added to Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers team in LIV Golf … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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NO JACKETS EARN PGA TOUR CARDS THROUGH Q-SCHOOL

None of the six Yellow Jackets who participated in the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School this past weekend finished among the top five and ties to earn membership for 2024. Chris Petefish and Ross Steelman, both of whom played full-time on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023, cemented their status on that tour for next season.

Petefish stood one stroke out of the top five through 54 holes, but was unable to post a good enough round in Monday’s final round and tied for 14th place at 4-under-par 276, four strokes out of the top five. Steelman tied for 28th place at 2-under-par 278.

Paul Haley II, who benefitted from Jon Rahm’s exit from the PGA Tour to sign with LIV Golf and stood No. 150 entering the final stage, attempted to enhance his status but tied for 72nd, leaving him with conditional status on the PGA Tour for 2024. Richy Werenski, who finished outside the top 150 in the FedEx Cup rankings on the PGA Tour in 2023, tied for 54th place, while Connor Howe tied for 107th and Shun Yat Hak finished 137th.

Howe and Hak will hold status on the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR Americas.

 

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OGLETREE JOINS HY-FLYERS TEAM IN LIV GOLF

The journey included thousands upon thousands of air miles and a good bit of ridicule, too.

This was never Andy Ogletree’s intended path, but it worked out pretty well for him as he has turned the tough times into a deal with the LIV Golf League and Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers.

Ogletree, 25, the 2019 U.S. Amateur champion who played at Georgia Tech, earned a spot in the 2024 LIV Golf League because he won the Asian Tour’s International Series Order of Merit.

But due to Ogletree’s play in limited LIV Golf starts in 2023, the opportunity to play for LIV Golf was already afforded to him early, as he played in two events as a reserve and earned enough points to be in LIV’s “open zone” as a non-relegated player.

That allowed him to negotiate with LIV teams and not wait for the draft of players who made it through the Promotions event two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi.

Ogletree said he spent a good bit of time practicing with Mickelson in recent weeks in Southern California and has gotten to know his other teammates, Brendan Steele and former Tech All-American Cameron Tringale.

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TEAM KUCHAR NEARLY SETS PNC CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD

Matt Kuchar and his son Cameron put on a show Saturday morning at the PNC Championship. The duo fired a 15-under 57 to lead the field by three shots.

While Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods were the talk all week leading up to the first round, it was the Kuchar duo who stole the show.

They were one stroke away from tying the 18-hole scoring record. Davis Love III and Dru Love carded a 56 in the second round of the 2018 PNC Championship en route to winning with a 26-under overall score.

With inclement weather, the tournament was forced to utilize split tees. So, the Kuchars started on the back nine. They were the first team off, and it was beneficial. The weather worsened as the day passed, leaving the Kuchars on the right end of the draw.

“We got pretty lucky,” Matt Kuchar said. “This weather right now is worse than we played in. We had a light drizzle. I brought an umbrella out for all of two minutes. Having a cart was a bonus. That 7:30 tee time, first off, wind wasn’t bad so conditions were fairly soft. I think we got lucky with the best of it.”

Team Kuchar took advantage of every opportunity Saturday. Through their first five holes, they went 5-under. They made the turn in 29 strokes after adding two more birdies on the par-4 16th and par-5 18th.

“To get off to a good start was an awfully good feeling, and then we kept it going,” Matt Kuchar said. “I think between his great play, his great putting, and we kind of just really ham-and-egged it well out there today.”

The Kuchars and Team Stewart (and Reagan) Cink wound up in a tie for fifth place after Sunday’s final round, while David Duval and his stepson Nick Karavitas finished second to Bernhard Langer and his son Stefan.

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  • PGA Tour: The Sentry Tournament of Champions • January 4-7, 2024 • Plantation Course at Kapalua • Kapalua, Maui, Hawai’i. • Purse: TBD • FedEx Cup points: 700
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic • January 14-17, 2024 • Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club • Great Exuma, Bahamas • Purse: $1.85M
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalei • January 18-20, 2023 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $2M
  • PGA Tour Americas: Bupa Championship • March 21-24, 2024 • PGA Riviera Maya • Tulum, Mexico • Purse: $225K • Fortinet Cup points: n/a
  • Asian Tour/International Series: Season concluded
  • LIV Golf Series: Mayakoba • February 2-4, 2024 • El Camaleon Golf Club • Mayakoba, Mexico • Purse: $20M

#PROJACKETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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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