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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar secures his spot in the 2020 Masters … Several Jackets return to action this week at Hilton Head … Champions Tour, Web.com Tour resume this week … this and more in the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Former RBC Heritage champions Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar, both of whom competed in the Masters Tournament, headline a group of five Yellow Jackets in the field for this week’s stop at Harbor Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C., joining Chesson Hadley, Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski.

Kuchar won the Heritage in 2014, while Cink captured the title in 2000 and 2004.

Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale, neither of whom played in the Masters, return to action next week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where they will compete as partners in the two-man, best ball event.

Kuchar, meanwhile, continued his excellent performance in 2018-19 with a tie for 12th place at the Masters, securing his spot in next year’s field regardless of his position in the FedEx Cup, which is currently No. 1, or Official World Golf Ranking, which is currently No. 16. A two-time winner in the PGA Tour this season, Kuchar posted rounds of 71-69-68-72 to post an 8-under-par total of 280 at Augusta National.

Matt Kuchar at the Masters

Kuchar’s tournament summary

Late flurry powers Kuchar as Mickelson stalls –Masters.com, Saturday

That place never gets old – Masters.com, April 8

Kuchar’s round 4 in under 3 minutes (video)

Kuchar’s round 3 in under 3 minutes (video)

Kuchar’s round 2 in under 3 minutes (video)

Kuchar’s round 1 in under 3 minutes (video)

 

Web.com Tour:  Following a three-week hiatus, Paul Haley II, Nicholas Thompson and Vincent Whaley return to action this week in Prattville, Ala., at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship. Whaley, a rookie on the tour, has posted a pair of top-10 finishes and ranks 11th in Web.com Tour points. The top 25 at the end of the regular season earn PGA Tour cards for 2019-20.

Champions Tour:  Larry Mize, who missed the cut at the Masters with scores of 77-74, will be in the field this weekend at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Mackenzie Tour: James Clark, a fifth-year senior on Georgia Tech’s current team, will attempt to qualify for the Canadian Tour next week at its USA East 2 qualifier at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course) in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Clark, not in the lineup for the Jackets at this week’s ACC Championship, is using this week to prepare for the April 23-26 tournament. Chris Petefish, who has played some SwingThought.com Tour events in 2019, finished 18th at the Canadian Tour’s USA West Q-school event in Litchfield Park, Ariz., falling short of qualification. The Mackenzie Tour schedule begins May 23-26.

Elsewhere: Petefish, a 2018 Tech graduate who had some status on the Canadian Tour last summer, playing in four events, picked up a $2,115 check with a tie for 16th place last weekend at the Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Golf Classic in Houma, La.

 

FedEx Cup Points Update Web.com Points Update
Matt Kuchar (1)Vincent Whaley (11)
Chesson Hadley (56)J.T. Griffin (61)
Richy Werenski (82)Nicholas Thompson (78)
Anders Albertson (128)Paul Haley II (101)
Roberto Castro (136)
Ollie Schniederjans (161)
Cameron Tringale (163)
Stewart Cink (164)
Seth Reeves (171)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour:  RBC Heritage • April 18-21, 2019 • Harbor Town Golf Links • Hilton head, S.C.. • Purse: $6,900,000 • 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 East 2 • April 23-26, 2019 • TPC Sawgrass-Dye’s Valley Course • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • Purse: n/a

PGA Tour China:  qualifying events in progress

All (formerly Adams) Pro Tour:  Business First Bank Classic • April 17-20, 2019 • Beau Chene Country Club • Mandeville, La. • Purse: $125,000

SwingThought Tour:  Greystone Country Club • April 17-18, 2019 • Dickson, Tenn.

 

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
n/a
 2018 Money rank
128
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
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money Rank
136
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
76-72—148 (+4)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
164
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
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: 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
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
56
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
did not play
n/a
 Web.com Points Rank
92
Earnings
$7,930
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$48,357,721
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-12
71-69-68-72—280 (-8)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
1
Earnings
$4,649,744
 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: 
$12,736,804 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
missed cut (Masters)
77-74—151 (+7)
 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
T-16 (All Pro)
71-71-70-72—284 (-4)
 2018 Money Rank
T54 (APT)/53 (SWT)
Earnings
$3,160
 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
missed cut (All Pro)
76-73—149 (+5)
 2018Money Rank
64 (SWT)
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
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
171
Earnings
$241,354
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$3,792,143
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
161
Earnings
$324,172
 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
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
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
163
Earnings
$225,095
 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
82
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
did not play
n/a
Web.com Points Rank<br/ >9
Earnings
$88,155

 

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