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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Paul Haley and Vincent Whaley earn playing privileges on the Web.com Tour for 2019 via the finals of Q-School last week … Georgia Tech well represented at this week’s PNC Father-Son Challenge … This and more in the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Georgia Tech will have two alumni competing on the Web.com Tour in 2019 after Paul Haley and Vincent Whaley finished among the top 45 competitors after 72 holes at the finals of the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament in Chandler, Ariz. They replace the class of 2018, in which three Yellow Jackets – Anders Albertson, Roberto Castro and Seth Reeves – earned their PGA Tour cards for 2018-19.

Haley, a 2011 Tech graduate who won the ACC Championship as a senior, tied for 16th place, closing with a 64 in the final round to finish at 21-under-par 267 at the Whirlwind Golf Club. Whaley, a 2017 Tech graduate, shot 67-67-67-68 to tie for 25th place at 19-under-par 269. Under the qualifying rules, both players are guaranteed eight starts in the 2019 season, which begins in January.

For Haley, his performance puts him back on the Web.com Tour for the first time since 2015. He has played 48 events all-time, earning more than $275,000, and captured the title in the 2012 Chile Classic.

Whaley is fourth in earnings with nearly $50,000 on the Adams Pro Tour in 2018, finishing runner-up twice and posting four other top-10 finishes in 12 starts, while Haley ranks 27th with $20,000 and five top-20 finishes.

J.T. Griffin, also class of 2011, who had nine starts last year on the Web.com Tour, making six cuts, was Tech’s third competitor in the finals, but will have only conditional status on the tour in 2019 after tying for 74th place (14-under 274).

PGA Tour: Matt Kuchar and his father, Peter, are in the field for this week’s PNC Father-Son Challenge, Dec. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. Georgia Tech’s two Open champions – Stewart Cink and David Duval – are also in the field, each having won a title in the event’s history. Cink will play with his son Connor, while Duval will compete with his son Brady.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Sentry Tournament of Champions • January 3-6, 2019 • Plantation Course at Kapalua • Kapalua, Maui, Hawai’i • Purse: $6,500,000 • FedExCup Points: 500

Web.com Tour:  The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic • January 13-16, 2019 • Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club • Great Exuma, Bahamas • Purse: $600,000

PGA Tour Champions:  PNC Father-Son Challenge • December 14-16, 2018 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $1,085,000

Mackenzie Tour:  Aruba Cup • December 13-15, 2018 • Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf • Noord, Aruba • Purse: $120,000

PGA Tour China:  season over

Adams Pro Tour:  season over

G Pro Tour:  season over

Former Tech player Michael Hines (left), who caddies for PGA Tour rookie and teammate Anders Albertson, was on the bag for Vincent Whaley (right) in the Web.com Qualifying Tournament.

PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$332,293
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Etowah
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
50
Earnings
$321,013
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2007
Career earnings: 
$6,805,978
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
High School: Milton
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
88
Earnings
$212,593
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
1995
Career earnings: 
$37,441,778
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
109
Earnings
$139,265
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: home schooled
Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
29 (G Pro)
Earnings
$9,832
 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
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings: 
$31,798
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Fike
Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-74
67-69-67-71—274 (-14)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro:
2010
Career earnings: 
$6,950,703
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
17
Earnings
$756,793
 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
did not play
n/a
 2018 Order of Merit
37
Earnings
¥170,385
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings (Web.com): 
$348,201
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Highland Park
Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
T-16
69-68-66-64—267 (-21)
 2018 Money Rank
27 (Adams Pro Tour)
Earnings
$20,101
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$45,019,237
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
7
Earnings
$1,311,260
 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
 2018 FedEx cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro:
1980
Career earnings: 
$12,683,811 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Schwab Cup Rank
65
Earnings
$209,455
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$4,180
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
30 (G Pro)
Earnings
$9,834
 MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Alpharetta
Status: G Pro Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018Money Rank
154
Earnings
$700
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$200,854
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Status: PGA Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
93
Earnings
$200,854
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$3,507,215
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
179
Earnings
$39,244
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro:
2005
Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,537,666
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
High School: Stoneman Douglas
Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro:
2009
Career earnings: 
$9,898,427
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a/td>
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
172
Earnings
$27,829
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$2,593,178
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
n/a
n/a
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
21
Earnings
$614,848
 VINCENT WHALEY
 Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings: 
$38,025
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Adams Pro Tour/Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-25
67-67-67-68—269 (-19)
 Money Rank
4 (Adams)
Earnings
$49,526

 

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