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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Ollie Schniederjans was in contention at The Players Championship thanks to a third-round 65 … Stewart Cink to receive Wooden Citizen Cup award … Web.com Tour resumes this week … this and more in the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Ollie Schniederjans has worked over the past few months to re-tool his entire golf game, taking on a new coach to help re-build his swing and hiring a new caddie among other things. The effort may have begun to produce results as the former Tech All-American and world No. 1 amateur posted his top finish of the 2018-19 season at The Players. Schniederjans tied for 16th place, putting himself into contention with a third-round 65 (see post-round interview below), and he held a share of the lead for a period of time on the front nine Sunday.

“I realized a year and a half ago that I didn’t have the game I needed to be at the level I wanted to be at,” he told Steve Hummer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following his 65 Saturday. “I was able to put together some good finishes, but these top players in the world are (finishing in the top 10) in half their tournaments and winning three times a year. And I didn’t feel like I was in a place to play any golf course and do that, and ultimately that’s the place I want to be.”

The performance was the best in a standard stroke-play event for Schniederjans, who has missed seven cuts this year, since his third-place finish at the Waste management Phoenix Open in February of 2018 (he finished fifth in the Barracuda Championship, which uses a modified Stableford scoring system).

Matt Kuchar (T-26) and Richy Werenski (T-47) also played on the weekend at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Schniederjans and Werenski travel across the state for this week’s Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, joining Stewart Cink and Chesson Hadley, who both missed the cut at The Players, as well as Roberto Castro, Seth Reeves and Cameron Tringale, who did not play last weekend.

Meanwhile, Cink has been named the professional recipient of the 2019 Wooden Citizen Cup award, which annually recognizes an outstanding role model at all three levels of organized sports – pro, college and high school. Since turning pro, Stewart Cink has established himself as one of the most popular and philanthropic players on the PGA Tour.  In 2017, he was awarded the Payne Stewart Award in recognition of his philanthropic endeavors, his commitment to growing the game, his professionalism, and the distinguished manner in which he embraces the values of golf.

Web.com Tour: By finishing fifth at the LECOM Suncoast Classic in mid-February, J.T. Griffin earned a second start on the Web.com Tour, which resumes in Louisiana this week following a month-long hiatus. Griffin is No. 42 on the Web.com points list, while Vincent Whaley is No. 8 after a strong performance in the early season events. They are both in the field this week at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open along with Paul Haley II and Nicholas Thompson.

FedEx Cup update

  • Matt Kuchar (3)
  • Chesson Hadley (43)
  • Richy Werenski (66)
  • Anders Albertson (108)
  • Roberto Castro (115)
  • Stewart Cink (142)
  • Ollie Schniederjans (158)
  • Seth Reeves (170)
  • Cameron Tringale (179)

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Valspar Championship • March 21-24, 2019 • Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course) • Palm Harbor, Fla. • Purse: $6,700,000 • FedExCup Points: 500

Web.com Tour:  Chitimacha Louisiana Open • March 21-24, 2019 • Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club • Broussard, La. • Purse: $550,000

PGA Tour Champions:  Rapiscan Systems Classic • March 29-31, 2019 • Fallen Oak Golf Club • Biloxi, Miss. • Purse: $1,600,000

Mackenzie Tour:  MacKenzie Tour Q-School – USA West 1 • March 26-29, 2019 • Carlton Oaks Country Club • Santee, Ca. • Purse: n/a

PGA Tour China:  qualifying events in progress

All (formerly Adams) Pro Tour:  Paragon Casino Championship • March 20-23, 2019 • Tamahka Trails Golf Club • Marksville, La. • Purse: $125,000

Swing Thought Tour:  Sapelo Hammock Golf Club • March 27-29, 2019 • Shellman Bluff, Ga.

 PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$362,088
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
77-75—152 (+8)
 2018 Money rank
108
Earnings
$350,808
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,928,986
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
115
Earnings
$335,401
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$37,551,851
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
77-70—147 (+3)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
142
Earnings
$249,338
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: All Pro Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
74-71—145 (+1)
 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
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$42,896
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
42
Earnings
$20,896
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$7,215,509
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
76-70—146 (+2)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
43
Earnings
$1,021,599
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305 (PGA Tour China)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: SwingThought Tour
  Last Week
T-15
70-72—142 (-2)
 2018 Order of Merit
n/a
Earnings
$0
 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 Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Web.com Points Rank
T-96
Earnings
$4,712
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$46,834,285
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-26
69-70-72-70—281 (-7)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
3
Earnings
$3,126,308
 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: 
$12,734,264 (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
61
Earnings
$21,755
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
$4,180
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
 High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
 Status: SwingThought Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2018
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
 High School: Alpharetta
 Status: All Pro Tour
  Last Week
T-23
74-76—150 (+6)
 2018Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
170
Earnings
$200,854
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,757,580
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-16
71-70-65-72—278 (-10)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
158
Earnings
$289,610
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,543,864
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Web.com Points Rank
95
Earnings
$6,612
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,976,267
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
179
Earnings
$105,669
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,620,822
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-47
72-71-68-74—285 (-3)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
66
Earnings
$642,452
VINCENT WHALEY
Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings:
$70,005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
did not play
n/a
Web.com Points Rank
8
Earnings
$86,010

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