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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar came up a stroke shy of another victory at the RBC Heritage … Jackets teaming up this week in two-man event in New Orleans … James Clark, Drew Czuchry qualifying for Canadian Tour … this and more in the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report.

Kuchar played steady golf the entire weekend at the RBC Heritage, an event he won in 2014, by posting four rounds in the 60s on the par-71 Harbor Town Golf Links. He briefly held a share of the lead Sunday with eventual winner C.T. Pan, but finished one stroke behind at 11-under-par 273 after his closing 67.

Already atop the FedEx Cup points list for the last few weeks, Kuchar strengthened his hold on the No. 1 position, expanding his lead to 468 points over Xander Schauffele.

Kuchar posted his sixth top-10 finish this season, and his second runner-up performance to go with his victories at the Mayakoba Classic and the Sony Open. The nine-time winner on tour has 104 top-10 finishes in his career and 12 runner-up finishes, and is less than $900,000 short of $50 million in career earnings (ninth all-time).

Of the five Yellow Jackets in the field, Richy Werenski was the only other to make the cut, finishing in a tie for 58th place.

Kuchar takes this week off, but several Yellow Jackets will be in the field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a two-man event featuring foursomes and four-ball play in which some former Jackets are teaming up. Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale make up one team, while Anders Albertson and Seth Reeves also will be playing partners. For the second straight year, David Duval and Jim Furyk will make up a team of former major champions, while Chesson Hadley (Brice Garnett) and Richy Werenski (Nicholas Lendheim) keep their 2018 teammates, and Ollie Schniederjans is paired up with Sam Ryder.

Hadley and Garnett tied for fourth place last year.

Web.com Tour:  Paul Haley II, Nicholas Thompson and Vincent Whaley returned to action last week in Prattville, Ala., at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship. Whaley, a rookie on the tour, tied for 35th place (-3) and stands 13th in points on the tour, while Haley tied for 57th place (+3) and stands 106th. The top 25 at the end of the regular season earn PGA Tour cards for 2019-20.

The trio moves to San Antonio, Texas, this week for the Dormie Network Classic, where J.T. Griffin joins them in his third start of 2019. Griffin finished fifth at the LECOM Suncoast Classic in February.

Mackenzie Tour: James Clark, a fifth-year senior on Georgia Tech’s current team, and 2015 graduate Drew Czuchry will attempt to qualify for the Canadian Tour this week (Tuesday-Friday) 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 last week’s ACC Championship, used the time to prepare for the qualifie and is competing as an amateur. Czuchry has played in developmental tours since his graduation. 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, who has played events on the Canadian Tour and the G Pro Tour since his 2018 graduation, entered his second All Pro Tour event of 2019 last week and tied for fourth place, three strokes off the lead, at the Business First Bank Classic in Mandeville, La., earning $4,278 with a 13-under-par score of 275.

 

FedEx Cup Points Update Web.com Points Update
Matt Kuchar (1)Vincent Whaley (13)
Chesson Hadley (58)J.T. Griffin (70)
Richy Werenski (85)Nicholas Thompson (87)
Anders Albertson (132)Paul Haley II (106)
Roberto Castro (138)
Ollie Schniederjans (164)
Cameron Tringale (166)
Stewart Cink (167)
Seth Reeves (173)

 

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:  Dormie Network Classic • April 25-28, 2019 • Briggs Ranch Golf Club • San Antonio, Texas • Purse: $550,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf • April 26-28, 2019 • Top of the Rock • Ridgedale, Mo. • 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:  Sand Creek Station Classic • May 8-11, 2019 • Sand Creek Station Golf Club • Newton, Kan. • Purse: $125,000
  • SwingThought Tour:  3 Ridges Golf Club • May 10-11, 2019 • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • G Pro Tour: Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club • May 1-2, 2019 • Denver, 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
did not play
n/a
 2018 Money rank
132
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
71-72—143 (+1)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
167
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
70
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
missed cut
71-72—143 (+1)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
58
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): 
$284,565
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Highland Park
Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-57
72-69-75-75—291 (+3)
 Web.com Points Rank
106
Earnings
$9,371
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$49,102,921
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
2
69-69-68-67—273 (-11)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
1
Earnings
$5,394,944
 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: 
$12,738,076 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-72
82-76-73—231 (+15)
 Schwab Cup Rank
74
Earnings
$25,667
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$8,458
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: Developmental tours
  Last Week
T-4 (All Pro)
63-73-73-63—275 (-13)
 2018 Money Rank
T18 (APT)/53 (SWT)
Earnings
$6,393
 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)
73-77—150 (+6)
 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
missed cut (Web.com)
72-74—146 (+2)
 2018 Money rank
173
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
disqualified
73-77–150 (+8)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
164
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
Withdrew
n/a
 Web.com Points Rank
87
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
166
Earnings
$225,095
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$2,683,804
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-58
74-68-71-71—287 (+3)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
85
Earnings
$704,434
VINCENT WHALEY
Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings:
$91,166
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
T-35
68-76-70-71—285 (-3)
Web.com Points Rank<br/ >13
Earnings
$91,166

 

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