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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Matt Kuchar returns to action as one of three former Georgia Tech players in the PGA Championship … Paul Haley II earns season-best tie for fourth finish on Web.com Tour … Five Yellow Jackets advance from U.S. Open local qualifiers … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

Matt Kuchar, who remains No. 1 in the FedEx Cup points race after taking three weeks off following his runner-up finish at the RBC Heritage Classic, returns this week for the second major championship of 2019, the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. Kuchar has a pair of top-10 finishes (2015, 2017) in 10 previous appearances in the event. He missed the cut in two U.S. Opens held at Bethpage’s Black Course (2002, 2009).

Chesson Hadley, currently No. 67 in the FedEx Cup race, also earned a spot in the field this week. Stewart Cink withdrew from the PGA Championship because of back issues that have been bothering him for the last three months. Reports say he is taking time away and hopes to return this summer. Cink’s exit opened a door for Werenski, a third-year PGA Tour pro who is making his second major championship start (2018 U.S. Open).

None of the three played last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson where Cameron Tringale tied for 23rd place at 12-under-par 272. He closed with a 6-under-par 65 by hitting 17 of 18 greens in regulation and missing no putts within 10 feet.

Tringale’s best finishes this year have all come in the Deep South, a tie for fifth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a tie for 17th at the Valero Texas Open, and now his tie for 23rd at the Byron Nelson.

Web.com Tour:  Paul Haley II posted his best finish of 2019, a tie for fourth place last weekend at the KC Golf Classic in Kansas City, Mo., where he shot 67-67 on the weekend and jumped from 99th to 51st in Web.com points. Vincent Whaley held at 14th after tying for 38th. J.T. Griffin missed the cut.

With only three former Yellow Jackets in the field for the PGA Championship, other PGA Tour members like Anders Albertson and Seth Reeves are playing in this weekend’s Knoxville Open along with Haley, Whaley and Nicholas Thompson, back in action after a week off.

Chris Petefish earned a spot for the second time this spring via Monday qualifying.

U.S. Open qualifying: Five Georgia Tech players, two past, two present and one future, have made it through local U.S. Open local qualifiers. Griffin tied for fourth place (67) at Marietta (Ga.) Country Club to advance, current sophomore Noah Norton was the medalist (67) at his qualifier in Chico, Calif., and Tyler Strafaci was co-medalist (66) at his qualifier in Plantation, Fla. Incoming freshman Andy Mao won the local qualifier Thursday at Whitewater Creek in Fayetteville, Ga., while Petefish won the qualifier in Jackson, Tenn.

Elsewhere: Shun Yat Hak tied for 13th in past weekend’s Beijing Championship in the PGA Tour’s China Series, and is 29th in that tour’s order of merit.

 

FedEx Cup Points Update Web.com Points Update
Matt Kuchar (1) Vincent Whaley (14)
Chesson Hadley (67) Paul Haley II (51)
Richy Werenski (95) J.T. Griffin (80)
Roberto Castro (124) Nicholas Thompson (112)
Cameron Tringale (132) Chris Petefish (161)
Anders Albertson (155)  
Ollie Schniederjans (158)  
Stewart Cink (172)  
Seth Reeves (176)  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  PGA Championship • May 16-19, 2019 • Bethpage State Park (Black Course) • Farmingdale, N.Y. • Purse: n/a • FedExCup Points: 600
  • Web.com Tour:  Knoxville Open • May 16-19, 2019 • Fox Den Country Club • Knoxville, Tenn. • Purse: $550,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship • May 23-26, 2019 • Oak Hill Country Club • Rochester, N.Y. • Purse: $3,250,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  Canada Life Open • May 23-26, 2019 • Point Grey Golf and Country Club • Vancouver, British Columbia • Purse: n/a
  • PGA Tour China:  Qinhuangdao Championship • May 16-19, 2019 • Qinhuangdao Poly Golf Club • Qinhuangdao, Hebei
  • All Pro Tour:  Bravado Wireless Real Okie Championship • May 21-24, 2019 • Muscogee Country Club • Muscogee, Okla. • Purse: $125,000
  • SwingThought Tour:  Tega Cay Golf Club • May 15-16, 2019 • Charlotte, N.C.
  • G Pro Tour:  Biggs Classic • May 23-25, 2019 • The Sound Golf Links • Hertford, 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
72-73—145 (+3)
 2018 Money rank
155
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
missed cut
71-82—153 (+11)
 2018 Money Rank
124
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
did not play
n/a
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
169
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: 
$45,435
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
72-75—147 (+3)
  Money rank
80
Earnings
$24,539
 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
67
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
T-13
74-65-72-67—278 (-10)
 2018 Order of Merit
29
Earnings
¥60,059
 PAUL HALEY II
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings (Web.com): 
$318,157
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-4
72-73-67-67—279 (-9)
 Web.com Points Rank
51
Earnings
$42,962
 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
did not play
n/a
 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: 
$12,754,906 (PGA + Champions)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
71
Earnings
$42,497
 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-33 (Web.com)
69-72-72-70—283 (-5)
 2018 Money Rank
T18 (APT)/53 (SWT)/158 (Web)
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
did not play
n/a
 2018Money Rank
64 (SWT)
Earnings
$338
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$258,023
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last week
T-63
66-70-70-72—278 (-6)
 2018 Money rank
176
Earnings
$258,023
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$3,864,033
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-69
68-69-70-73—280 (-4)
  2018 FedEx Cup rank
158
Earnings
$396,062
 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
77-73—150 (+6)
 Web.com Points Rank
105
Earnings
$6,612
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$10,327,365
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-23
69-69-69-65—272 (-12)
 2018 FedEx Cup Rank
132
Earnings
$456,767
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,716,194
 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
95
Earnings
$737,824
VINCENT WHALEY
Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings:
$101,246
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: Web.com Tour
Last Week
T-38
73-71-68-74—286 (-2)
Web.com Points Rank
14
Earnings
$101,246

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