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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

THE FLATS – Five Yellow Jackets play the weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship … Werenski, Tringale off to fast starts … Two former Jackets make it out of pre-qualifying events for the Korn Ferry Tour … more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

After finishing two points out of the top 125 in FedEx Cup points for the 2018-19 season, Richy Werenski has been a man on a mission. Forced to play the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to regain full-time status on the PGA Tour, he did just that, finishing 24th (top 25 earn Tour cards for 2019-20). The 2014 Management graduate has gotten off to a fast start with a third-place finish at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, and tied for 18th last weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship and sits No. 8 so far on the FedEx Cup list.

Cameron Tringale went the same route as Werenski following the 2016-17 and 2017-18 PGA Tour seasons, regaining his PGA Tour status through the Korn Ferry Finals. He left nothing to chance in 2018-19, playing excellent golf during the latter half of the schedule to finish No. 95 at the end of the regular season and reach the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016. He sits No. 26 after two events in the 2019-20 calendar with a tie for 16th at the Sanderson Farms and a tie for 36th at Greenbrier.

Stewart Cink, who struggled with back problems much of the 2018-19 season, is working his way back and tied for 28th last weekend, while rookie Vincent Whaley tied for 45th and Roberto Castro tied for 52nd.

Only Tringale and Whaley are in the field as of Monday for the Safeway Open this week in Napa, Calif., but Cink and Werenski are alternates.

Elsewhere:  Shun Yat Hak missed the cut at the Zhuzhou Classic and sits No. 56 on the PGA Tour China Order of Merit … Larry Mize tied for 49th place at the Sanford International on PGA Tour Champions and is No. 80 in Charles Schwab Cup points

Korn Ferry Tour qualifying:  James Clark tied for 14th place and was among the 40 players advancing out of a Korn Ferry Tour pre-qualifying event in Brunswick, Ga. … Kevin Larsen, a 2007, Tech graduate, finished 19th and advanced from a pre-qualifying event in Woodland, Calif. … First stage qualifying events for the Korn Ferry Tour take place this weekend (Sept. 24-27) at six sites around the nation, Oct. 1-4 at four more sites, and Oct. 8-11 at two more sites. Those advancing from first stage sites will compete at one of five sites for the second stage, and the final stage is set for Dec. 12-15 in Winter Garden, Fla.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PGA Tour:  Safeway Open • September 26-29, 2019 • Silverado Resort and Spa • Napa, Calif. • FedEx Cup points: 500
  • Web.com Tour:  Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Final Stage • December 12-15, 2019 • Orange County National • Winter Garden, Fla. • Purse: $1,000,000
  • PGA Tour Champions:  Pure Insurance Championship • September 27-29, 2019 • Pebble Beach Golf Links • Pebble beach, Calif. • Purse: $2,100,000
  • Mackenzie Tour:  no events scheduled
  • PGA Tour China:  tba
  • All Pro Tour:  season ended
  • SwingThought Tour:  Belle Meade Country Club • October 1-2, 2019 • Thomson, Ga.
  • G Pro Tour:  South Carolina Open • September 24-26, 2019 • Columbia Country Club • Columbia, S.C.
PLAYERLAST WEEKSEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$460,506
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Etowah
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro:
2007
Career earnings: 
$7,300,823
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
High School: Milton
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-52
72-69-72-70—283 (-5)
 Points Ranking
93
Earnings
$32,988
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
1995
Career earnings: 
$37,712,884
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-28
72-66-71-70—279 (-9)
 Points Ranking
T-49
Earnings
$42,364
 JAMES CLARK
 Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro:
2019
Career earnings: 
n/a
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
High School: Brookstone
Status: Korn Ferry qualifying
  Last Week
T-14 (pre-Q)
72-70-69—211 (+1)
 Money ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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 ranking
58 (GPro)
Earnings
$4,425
 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
 Points ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings: 
$61,978
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Fike
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro:
2010
Career earnings: 
$7,599,542
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
73-73—146 (+2)
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
  Last Week
missed cut
73-72—145 (+1)
 Order of Merit ranking
56
Earnings
¥113,512
 PAUL HALEY II
 Dallas, Texas
Turned pro:
2011
Career earnings (Korn Ferry): 
$344,771
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
High School: Highland Park
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro:
2000
Career earnings: 
$50,554,334
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro:
1980
Career earnings: 
$12,809,047 (PGA + Champions)
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
High School: unknown
Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-49
75-71-68—214 (+4)
 Schwab Cup Rank
80
Earnings
$96,638
 CHRIS PETEFISH
 Danville, Calif.
Turned pro:
2018
Career earnings: 
$15,549 (MT)
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
High School: Scottsdale [Ariz.] Christian Academy
Status: Developmental tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Ranking
180 (KFT)/58 (MT)/42 (APT)
Earnings
$11,550 (MT)
 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
 Money Ranking
64 (SWT)/171 (APT)
Earnings
$1,243
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$309,588
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro:
2015
Career earnings: 
$3,879,653
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
High School: Harrison
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro:
2005
Career earnings (PGA+Korn Ferry): 
$6,591,415
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
High School: Stoneman Douglas
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Points Ranking
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro:
2009
Career earnings: 
$11,061,413
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
High School: Mission Viejo
Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-16
70-68-69-69—276 (-12)
 Points Ranking
26
Earnings
$141,709
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro:
2014
Career earnings: 
$3,283,244
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-18
69-68-70-70—277 (-11)
 Points Ranking
8
Earnings
$453,544
 VINCENT WHALEY
 Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro:
2017
Career earnings: 
$18,829
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
High School: McKinney Boyd
Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-45
69-71-70-72—282 (-6)
 Points Ranking
T-97
Earnings
$18,829

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