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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Four Yellow Jackets competing in the 124th U.S. Open this week in Pinehurst … Stewart Cink named assistant captain for 2024 President’s Cup … David Duval has another strong showing on the senior circuit … Cameron Tringale posts top-10 in LIV Golf … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.


YELLOW JACKETS WELL-REPRESENTED AT U.S. OPEN

Thanks to some successful final qualifying efforts, Georgia Tech will have four representatives in the 156-player field for the 124th United States Open Championship this week in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Veteran PGA Tour pros Matt Kuchar and Chesson Hadley qualified last week, as did second-year Korn Ferry Tour pro Chris Petefish. They join rising Tech junior Hiroshi Tai, who earned an exemption by winning the NCAA Championship.

Kuchar was the medalist at Bear’s Best in Jupiter, Fla., and will compete in his 21st U.S. Open. Hadley tied for fourth at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C., to earn a spot in his home state, his fourth U.S. Open.

Petefish, 29, in his second full season on the Korn Ferry Tour, took advantage of being able to play Tech’s home course, the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, in final qualifying and came away with medalist honors to punch his first ticket to the U.S. Open.

Tai became the first player to earn an exemption by winning the NCAA Championship, which he did by one stroke two weeks ago in Carlsbad, Calif.

Kuchar, 46, has made 11 cuts in 20 U.S. Open starts, finishing in the top 20 in seven of those, including s best tie for sixth place in 2010 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Hadley, 36, tied for ninth in 2019, also at Pebble Beach, for his best performance.

U.S. Open official site


CINK NAMED CAPTAIN’S ASSISTANT FOR 2024 PRESIDENTS CUP

U.S. Team Captain Jim Furyk announced Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Kevin Kisner as captain’s assistants for the 2024 Presidents Cup, which will be played at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 24-29. Furyk has the option to name up to two additional assistants prior to the competition.

“I am excited to announce Stewart, Justin and Kevin as my captain’s assistants for the 2024 Presidents Cup in Montreal,” said Furyk. “The three of them have a tremendous history with this event, but more importantly, they will be trusted voices in the team room and on the course for our guys. I look forward to working with them closely as we build a 12-man U.S. Team that is ready to compete at Royal Montreal this fall.”

Cink, an eight-time PGA TOUR winner, has appeared in four Presidents Cups (2000, 2005, 2007, 2009), compiling a 9-7-2 record in four U.S. Team victories, including a 4-0-0 performance in his debut in 2000. The only time Cink and Furyk were paired together in Presidents Cup competition was in 2007 at Royal Montreal, where they notched a 2-up victory over Angel Cabrera and K.J. Choi during Saturday’s fourball matches. The 51-year-old will be making his first appearance as a captain’s assistant in 2024.

“Jim is a longtime friend and it’s an honor to be named as a captain’s assistant for the 2024 Presidents Cup. This event has meant so much to my career and it’s a thrill to get to return to Montreal, where I have such great memories from 2007,” said Cink.

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COMPETITION ROUND-UP

PGA Tour

Matt Kuchar got a chance last weekend to return to the site of one of his nine PGA Tour victories, tying for 33rd place at the Memorial Tournament on Dublin, Ohio. One of the tour’s signature events, Kuchar won the title in 2023. Last weekend, the 46-year-old held his own against some of the world’s top players and shot 75-71-74-74 at Muirfield Village, good prep for this week’s U.S. Open, where he is one of four Yellow Jackets in the field.

PGA Tour leaderboard

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Korn Ferry Tour

Seth Reeves is making a run at winning back his PGA Tour card. The 2014 Tech graduate turned in a runner-up finish last weekend at the BMW Charity Pro-Am with a 20-under-par score of 265. The left-hander took the 36-hole lead by carding back-to-back 64s, but fell back with a 73 on Saturday, leaving him too far back to win despite another 64 on Sunday.

Reeves has one win on the Korn Ferry Tour and 10 top-5 finishes. This was his best finish of 2024 and moved him to No. 26 on the Korn Ferry points list.

Meanwhile, Richy Werenski tied for 21st at 14-under-par 271, and Connor Howe tied for 51st at 8-under-par 277.

Christo Lamprecht makes his Korn Ferry Tour debut this week in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita, Open, competing alongside Werenski, Paul Haley II and Ollie Schniederjans, as well as former Tech teammates Howe and Ross Steelman.

Korn Ferry Tour leaderboard

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PGA Tour Champions

David Duval followed up his highest finish of his PGA Tour Champions career – a tie for third place at the Principal Charity Classic – with a tie for 14th place at last weekend’s American Family Championship in Madison, Wis. The 13-time PGA Tour winner was looking at another top-5 finish after 36 holes with rounds of 69-68, and was 1-under for his front nine Sunday before running into trouble on the back nine to post a 74.

PGA Tour Champions leaderboard

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LIV Golf Series

Cameron Tringale delivered his best finish of the 2024 LIV Golf Series, tying for ninth place last weekend at the Golf Club of Houston. The third-year member of the circuit posted a 9-under-par score of 207. Andy Ogletree stumbled in the opening round with a 77, but finished strong (70-70) to tie for 42nd).

The series moves to Nashville in two weeks.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour: S. Open • June 13-16, 2024 • Pinehurst Resort and Country Club • Village of Pinehurst, N.C. • Purse: tba • FedEx Cup points: 750
  • Korn Ferry Tour:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open • June 13-16, 2024 • Crestview Country Club • Wichita, Kan. • Purse: $1M • KFT points: 500
  • PGA Tour Champions: DICK’S Open • June 21-23, 2024 • En-Joie Golf Club • Endicott, N.Y. • Purse: $2.1M
  • PGA Tour Americas: The Beachlands Victoria Open • June 20-23, 2024 • Uplands Golf Club • Victoria, British Colombia • Purse: $225K • Fortinet Cup points: 500
  • Asian Tour/International Series: Kolon Korea Open Golf • June 20-23, 2024 • Woo Jeong Hills Country Club • Korea • Purse: $1.4M KSW
  • LIV Golf Series: Houston • June 21-23, 2024 • The Grove • Nashville, Tenn. • Purse: $25M
  • GPro Tour: Colonial Classic • June 11-13, 2024 • Colonial Country Club • Thomasville, N.C. • Purse: $68,125

 

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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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