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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Matt Kuchar won the 2013 Memorial and has five top-five finishes at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

THE FLATS – The Yellow Jacket contingent rebounds from a rough weekend in Dallas by going 5-for-5 in made cuts at the Fort Worth Invitational … Kuchar in friendly territory at The Memorial … U.S. Open sectional qualifying coming up next Monday … This and more in this week’s edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski all made the cut last weekend in the Fort Worth Invitational, the annual stop at venerable Colonial Country Club. Hadley led the way with a strong weekend of 65-67 to tie for 20th place at 274 (-6). He has risen from 25th to 13th in the FedEx Cup standings, his highest position since mid-January, over his last five events (T20 at Valero Texas Open, T4 at Zurich Classic, T16 at Wells Fargo, T11 at The Players, T20 at Fort Worth).

The rest of the Tech contingent slipped a little in the FedEx Cup standings despite taking home paychecks. Kuchar (65th in FedEx Cup points), who became one of only five Tour members to play in all five Texas stops this year, also shot 65 on Saturday and wound up tied for 32nd place at 275 (-5). Cink tied for 58th place at 278 (-2) and dropped to 129th in points, while Schniederjans (No. 72) and Werenski (No. 143) tied for 74th place.

Kuchar moves to more friendly territory this week at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Though he has not finished in the top 15 in seven straight starts, he ranks third in all-time earnings at Muirfield Village with a win (2013) and another four top fives among seven top 10s. He is joined at Jack Nicklaus’ invitational event by Cink, Hadley and Schniederjans.

Web.com Tour: Anders Albertson and Seth Reeves are back in action this week at the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C., an event won previously by Chesson Hadley. J.T. Griffin, a North Carolina native who has played in a PGA Tour event and a Web.com event this year as a Monday qualifier, is in the field on a sponsor’s exemption. All four of Tech’s Web.com regulars, including Albertson, Reeves, Roberto Castro and Nicholas Thompson, skipped last weekend’s Nashville Golf Open, but Bo Andrews missed the cut after earning a spot via Monday qualifying.

U.S. Open: Only two former Yellow Jackets are currently exempt into the 118th U.S. Open – Matt Kuchar and Chesson Hadley. Kuchar qualifies via his Official World golf Ranking (23rd) and by having advanced to last year’s Tour Championship, while Hadley earned a spot last week by moving into the top 60 of the world ranking.

Several more will attempt to make the field through sectional qualifying next Monday, when 10 sites will hold 36-hole events. Roberto Castro will be among 43 players attempting to qualify at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek course in Roswell, Ga., while J.T. Griffin is entered at Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway and Colonial Country Clubs). Nicholas Thompson is in a 53-player field at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., while Cameron Tringale will attempt to beat out 47 other players at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla.

Stewart Cink, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski will no doubt be among tour pros competing either in Columbus, Ohio (Brookside and Lakes Golf and Country Clubs) or Springfield, Ohio (Springfield Country Club), which are close to this week’s PGA Tour stop in Dublin, Ohio, or Memphis, Tenn., where next week’s Tour stop is being held. At press time those fields had not been listed.

The other sites holding sectional qualifiers are: Lake Merced Golf Club & The Olympic Club (Ocean Course), Daly City, Calif.; Canoe Brook Country Club (North and South Courses), Summit, N.J.; Portland (Ore.) Golf Club and Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Richmond, Texas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Memorial Tournament • May 31-June 3, 2018 • Muirfield Village Golf Club • Dublin, Ohio • Purse: $8,900,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Rex Hospital Open • May 31-June 3, 2018 • TPC Wakefield Plantation • Raleigh, N.C. • Purse: $650,000
PGA Tour Champions: Principal Charity Classic • June 8-10, 2018 • Wakonda Club • Des Moines, Iowa • Purse: $1,750,000
Mackenzie Tour:Freedom 55 Financial Open • May 31-June 3, 2018 • Point Grey Golf and Country Club • Vancouver, British Columbia • Purse: $200,000
PGA Tour China:Guilin Championship • June 7-10, 2018 • Guilin Landscape Golf Club • Kinming, China • Purse: ???
Adams Pro Tour:Cooper Communities NWA Charity Classic • June 6-9, 2018 • Bella Vista Village • Bella Vista, Ark. • Purse: $145,000

 PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
Anders Albertson
Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Career earnings: $232,854
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Etowah
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
T-8
71-66-68-69—274 (-10)
Money rank
49
Earnings
$42,344
Bo Andrews
Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2014
Career earnings: n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Fike
Status: no status
Last Week
n/a
n/a
Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
Roberto Castro
Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2007
Career earnings: $7,232,187 (PGA + Web)
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
High School: Milton
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
T-8
68-68-70-68—274 (-10)
FedEx Cup Rank
11
Earnings
$122,812
STEWART CINK
Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Career earnings: $35,850,784
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
missed cut
75-72—147 (+5)
FedEx Cup Rank
122
Earnings
$443,479
Drew Czuchry
Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Career earnings: n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: home schooled
Status: MacKenzie Tour qualifying
Last Week
did not play
n/a
Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
DAVID DUVAL
Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Career earnings: $19,196,243
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
Status: no status
Last Week
did not play
n/a
FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
J.T. Griffin
Wilson, N.C.
Turned pro: 2011
Career earnings: $52,151
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Fike
Status: Web.com (conditional)
Last Week
missed cut
72-75—147 (+5)
Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
Chesson Hadley
Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Career earnings: $5,827,972
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
T-11
66-69-75-67—277 (-11)
Money Rank
17
Earnings
$2,402,927
Shun Yat Hak
Hong Kong, China
Turned pro: 2013
Career earnings: ¥251,305
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
Status: PGA Tour China
Last Week
T-51
74-74-77—225 (+9)
Money rank
13
Earnings
¥119,925
Paul Haley
Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Career earnings: $348,201
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Highland Park
Status: Adams Pro Tour
Last Week
n/a
n/a
Money Rank
67
Earnings
$2,995
MATT KUCHAR
Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Career earnings: $43,137,791
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
T-17
66-71-71-70—278 (-10)
FedEx Cup Rank
61
Earnings
$1,149,911
Troy Matteson
Austin, Texas
Turned pro: 2003
Career earnings: $10,111,266 (PGA+Web)
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
High School: L.C. Anderson
Status: no status
Last Week
did not play
n/a
FedEx/Money Rank
206
Earnings
$39,000
LARRY MIZE
Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Career earnings: $12,546,389 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Last Week
did not play
n/a
Schwab Cup Rank
72
Earnings
$49,068
Seth Reeves
Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Career earnings: $116,649
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Status: Web.com Tour
Last week
T-32
68-71-68-72—279 (-5)
Money rank
71
Earnings
$25,664
Ollie Schniederjans
Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Career earnings: $3,152,784
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
MDF
68-71-79—218 (+2)
FedEx Cup rank
65
Earnings
$1,009,213
Nicholas Thompson
Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): $6,537,666 (PGA + Web)
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
High School: Stoneman Douglas
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
did not play
n/a
FedEx Cup rank
65
Earnings
$1,009,213
Cameron Tringale
Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Career earnings: $9,856,598
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
did not play
n/a
FedEx Cup Rank
176
Earnings
$165,459
Richy Werenski
South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Career earnings: $1,286,146
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Status: PGA Tour
Last Week
T-23
70-71-68-70—279 (-9)
FedEx Cup rank
131
Earnings
$389,059
Vincent Whaley
Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Career earnings: n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Adams Pro Tour
Last Week
T-19
71-70-70-67—278 (-10)
Money Rank
30
Earnings
$6,857

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