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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar gets all the way to the championship match at the World Golf Championships match play event, jumps to lead in FedEx Cup points … Seth Reeves tied for 18th at Savannah Golf Championship … Chris Petefish in Q-school for Mackenzie Tour … this and more in the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Bidding to capture his second title in the match play event, Kuchar went 2-0-1 in his group, defeating J.B. Holmes and Si Woo Kim before halving his third match against Jon Rahm. In the knockout rounds, he downed Tyrell Hatton (4 and 3), Sergio Garcia (2 up) and Lucas Bjerregaard (1 up) to reach the championship match.

Kuchar led or was tied for 52 consecutive holes when he hooked up with Kevin Kisner in the championship match, but he trailed from the start after Kisner birdied the first hole and lost 3 and 2.

He came up just shy of what would have been his third victory of the 2018-19 season and 10th of his career. But his performance was good enough to vault him past Rory McIlroy into first place in the FedEx Cup points race.

Finishing the PGA Tour regular season in the top 10 – branded the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 – carries with it a share of a $10 million bonus, which is split among the 10 players who earn the most FedEx Cup points through the Wyndham Championship, the final event of the regular season.

Meanwhile, Seth Reeves posted his best finish as a rookie on the PGA Tour since the Sanderson Farms Championship with a tie for 18th place at last weekend’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club championship. Reeves posted three rounds in the 60s and finished the tournament with an 11-under-par total of 277. Cameron Tringale also made the cut in the Dominican Republic event, tying for 52nd.

Eight of the nine Yellow Jackets on tour are in the field for this weekend’s Valero Texas Open, including Kuchar, Reeves and Tringale. Anders Albertson, who missed the cut in the Dominican, Roberto Castro, Chesson Hadley, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski, all of whom took last week off, are competing.

Web.com Tour:  Nicholas Thompson posted his top finish of 2019, a tie for 12th, last weekend at the Savannah Golf Championship, posting a 9-under-par total of 279. Thompson elevated himself from No. 110 to No. 78 in the Web.com Tour points standings. Vincent Whaley, a tour rookie who is No. 11 in points, missed the cut along with Paul Haley II (No. 101).

Champions Tour:  Larry Mize tied for 60th place at the Raspican Systems Classic, his third start of the year.

Mackenzie Tour: Chris Petefish, who has played some SwingThought.com Tour events in 2019, is in the field for this week’s USA West Q-school event that begins Tuesday in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Petefish, a 2018 Tech graduate, had some status on the Canadian Tour last summer after finishing 21st in his qualifier, and played in four events.

 

FedEx Cup Points Update Web.com Points Update
Matt Kuchar (1)Vincent Whaley (11)
Chesson Hadley (50)J.T. Griffin (61)
Richy Werenski (77)Nicholas Thompson (78)
Anders Albertson (121)Paul Haley II (101)
Roberto Castro (132)
Stewart Cink (157)
Seth Reeves (164)
Ollie Schniederjans (170)
Cameron Tringale (185)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  Valero Texas Open • April 4-7, 2019 • TPC San Antonio • San Antonio, Texas • Purse: $7,500,000 • FedExCup Points: 500

Web.com Tour:  Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship • April 18-21, 2019 • The Senator Course • Prattville, Ala. • Purse: $550,000

PGA Tour Champions:  Mitsubishi Electric Classic • April 19-21, 2019 • TPC Sugarloaf • Duluth, Ga. • Purse: $1,800,000

Mackenzie Tour:  MacKenzie Tour Q-School – USA West 2 • April 2-5, 2019 • Wigwam Golf Club • Litchfield Park, Ariz. • Purse: n/a

PGA Tour China:  qualifying events in progress

All (formerly Adams) Pro Tour:  Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Golf Classic • April 10-13, 2019 • Ellendale Country Club • Houma, La. • Purse: $125,000

SwingThought Tour:  Gate Four Country Club • April 9-11, 2019 • Fayetteville, N.C.

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
missed cut
76-71—147 (+3)
 2018 Money rank
121
Earnings
$350,808
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2007
Career earnings: 
$6,942,587
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
High School: Milton
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-68
68-71-73-81—293 (+9)
 2018 Money Rank
121
Earnings
$369,002
 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
70-74—144 (+2)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
147
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: Developmental tours
  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
withdrew
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: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
61
Earnings
$20,896
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro:
2010
Career earnings: 
$7,229,445
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-65
74-69-70-77—290 (+6)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
44
Earnings
$1,035,535
 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: PGA Tour China/Developmental
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Order of Merit
n/a
Earnings
$0
 PAUL HALEY II
 Dallas, Texas
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings (Web.com): 
$283,124
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Highland Park
Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-32
64-73-66-70—273 (-11)
 Web.com Points Rank
92
Earnings
$7,930
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$47,929,285
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
Runner-up
Lost to Kisner, 3&2
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
1
Earnings
$4,221,308
 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
withdrew
n/a
 2018 FedEx cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro:
1980
Career earnings: 
$12,736,804 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-60
73-79-76—228 (+12)
 2018 Schwab Cup Rank
68
Earnings
$24,395
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$4,180
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: Developmental tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
53 (SW Tour)
Earnings
$1,045
 MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Alpharetta
Status: Developmental tours
  Last Week
T-19
71-70-73—214 (-2)
 2018Money Rank
64 (SW Tour)
Earnings
$338
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$241,354
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Status: PGA Tour
 Last week
T-18
69-71-68-69—277 (-11)
 2018 Money rank
164
Earnings
$241,354
 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
missed cut
70-74—144 (+2)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
166
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
missed cut
74-69—143 (+1)
 Web.com Points Rank
110
Earnings
$6,612
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro:
2009
Career earnings: 
$9,983,193
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-52
72-69-70-72—283 (-5)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
185
Earnings
$112,595
 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
did not play
n/a
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
72
Earnings
$642,452
VINCENT WHALEY
Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings:
$88,155
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
T-41
70-70-67-68—275 (-9)
Web.com Points Rank<br/ >9
Earnings
$88,155

 

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