Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Nicholas Thompson tied for second at the first Web.com event of 2017.
Jan. 24, 2017

THE FLATS - Richy Werenski posted the best finish of his career to date on the PGA Tour, tying for ninth place last weekend at the CareerBuilder Challenge at LaQuinta, Calif., the first stop on the Tour’s West Coast swing.

The 2014 Tech graduate was solid all weekend, firing rounds of 69-67-68-70 to finish at 14-under-par 274, six shots out of the lead. His performance lifted him to 79th in FedEx Cup points as he pushes to make the playoffs in his rookie season on Tour.

He was one of four former Yellow Jackets to make the 54-hole cut – the event uses three golf courses – with Roberto Castro and Bryce Molder tying for 50th place (281, -7) and Ollie Schniederjans tying for 58th (282, -6). Stewart Cink missed his first cut of the 2016-17 season, and Cameron Tringale did likewise in his first event of 2017.

All six of the former Jackets are back in action this weekend at one of the nation’s classic golf venues, Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., for the Farmers Insurance Open.

Cink was officially inducted into the Georgia State Golf Association Hall of Fame Saturday night, though he wasn’t able to personally accept due to the CareerBuilder Challenge. Cink was inducted along with Joe Inman, Jr., Jeff Knox and Jim Stamps. You can check out highlights of the evening here.

Web.com Tour: Nicholas Thompson, who began his 2017 Web.com Tour season nearly pulling off a victory at the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in Emerald Bay, is back in the Bahamas along with Anders Albertson, Chesson Hadley and Seth Reeves for the second event of the Web.com Tour season, the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic which began Sunday and runs through Wednesday.

PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Bo Andrews tied for 22nd place at the PTLA Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Fla., Jan. 10-13 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 in February.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Farmers Insurance Open • January 26-29, 2017 • Torrey Pines Golf Club • La Jolla, Calif. • Purse: $6,700,000 • 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: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: Allianz Championship • February 10-12, 2017 • The old Course at Broken Sound • Boca Raton, Fla. • Purse: $1,750,000
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: Southern Hills Plantation • February 7-10, 2017 • Brooksville, Fla.

  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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,840,886
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-50
70-68-70-73—281 (-7)
 FedEx/Money Rank
127
Earnings
$120,019
 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
missed cut
70-71-71—212 (-4)
 FedEx Rank
46
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
did not play
n/a
 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
132
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: 
$12,167,249
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-37 (rain-shortened)
72-70—142 (-2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
T-37
Earnings
$10,500
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,663,961
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-50
69-68-70-74—281 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
167
Earnings
$41,933
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$756,613
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-58
71-70-69-72—282 (-6)
  Money rank
70
Earnings
$245,936
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
missed cut
74-76-69—219 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
110
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: 
$640,091
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-9
69-67-68-70—274 (-14)
  Money rank
79
Earnings
$219,410
 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