Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Nicholas Thompson tied for second at last weekend's Web.com event.
Jan. 17, 2017

THE FLATS - Georgia Tech alumni were out in force on the first big weekend on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tours, with eight players competing and seven cuts made. All four former Yellow Jackets – Ollie Schniederjans, Stewart Cink, Richy Werenski and Bryce Molder – who were in the field made the cut at the Sony Open in Hawai’i.

Schniederjans picked up where he left off in a strong finish the fall portion of the schedule, tying for 27th place with a 72-hole total of 269 (-11) and moved up to 62nd in FedEx Cup points. Stewart Cink also continued his resurgence from the fall, tying for 36th place, just a shot behind Schniederjans, and is 39th on the FedEx Cup points list. Richy Werenski and Bryce Molder, who carded a second-round 61, tied for 49th place.

All four of those Jackets move to the mainland United States along with Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale for this week’s Career Builder Challenge. All six former Tech stars are among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points as the West Coast swing begins in LaQuinta, Calif.


In the second round of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii, Ollie Schniederjans finds the cup from long distance for a 43-foot birdie putt on the par-4 12th hole.

 

 


Following a second-round 61, Bryce Molder reflects on his play in the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii with Bill Rosinski from PGA TOUR Radio.

Web.com Tour: Nicholas Thompson began his 2017 Web.com Tour season in fine fashion, nearly pulling off a victory at the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in Emerald Bay. Thompson shot an even-par 288 to tie for second, two shots behind his namesake, Kyle Thompson. Thompson was one of four Yellow Jackets in the field, where Chesson Hadley tied for 11th (294) and Anders Albertson tied for 32nd (300) on the difficult Sandals Emerald Bay Course. Web.com Tour rookie Seth Reeves missed the cut. The tour remains on the Bahamas for the Great Abaco Classic next weekend.

PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Bo Andrews tied for 22nd place at the PTLA Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Fla., to earn status on the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica for 2017. The 2013 Tech graduate shot a 72-hole total of 284 (-4). The event is one of four PTLA qualifying tournaments being conducted this month before the 2017 season begins.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Career Builder Challenge • January 19-22, 2017 • PGA West TPC Stadium Course • Kapalua, , LaQuinta, Calif. • Purse: $5,800,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic • January 22-25, 2017 • The Abaco Club on Winding Bay • Great Abaco, Bahamas • Purse: $600,000a
PGA Tour Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai • January 19-21, 2017 • Hualalai Golf Club • Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawai’i • Purse: $1,800,000
MacKenzie Tour: MacKenzie Tour Q-School • five sessions between Mar. 14-May 5 • various sites
PGA Tour China: schedule to be announced
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: PTLA Qualifying Tournaments • four sessions between Jan. 10-27 • various sites
SwingThought.com Tour: season over

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$82,9455
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-32
72-77-78-73--300
 Money rank
T-32
Earnings
$3,510
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
T-22 (advanced)
71-75-70-68—284 (-4)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,827,203
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
107
Earnings
$$106,316
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,573,158
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-36
66-70-68-66—270 (-10)
 FedEx Rank
39
Earnings
$367,140
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  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
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,903,895
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-11
76-71-74-73—294 (+6)
 FedEx Rank
T-11
Earnings
$14,400
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
17
Earnings
¥251,305
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,132,997
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
101
Earnings
$88,000
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,059,890
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,156,749
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,650,258
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-49
72-61-72-67—272 (-8)
 FedEx Rank
172
Earnings
$28,230
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$15,966
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
missed cut
83-81—164 (+20)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$743,729
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-27
66-67-66-70—269 (-11)
  Money rank
62
Earnings
$233,350
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,729,979
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-2
75-67-75-71—288 (E)
 FedEx Rank
T-2
Earnings
$52,800
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,033,866
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$113,843
 MINGHAO WANG
 Xian, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-13
 High School: Celebration Academy
 Status: PGA Tour China
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$1,635,583
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$486,541
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-49
65-69-69-69—272 (-8)
  Money rank
144
Earnings
$62,810
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a