Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Kuchar (left) and Castro both picked up some extra FedEx Cup points last weekend in Mexico.
March 7, 2017

THE FLATS - It was a lean week for action on the professional tours, but Roberto Castro and Matt Kuchar, riding their top 30 finishes in last year’s FedEx Cup race, were in the field for the Mexico Championship in the first event in this year’s World Golf Championship series.

Kuchar tied for 20th place with a 5-under-par total of 279 and picked up a significant chunk of points to move up from 91st to 73rd in the FedEx Cup standings. Castro tied for 45th at 285 (+1), moving up five spots to 131rd.

Five former Tech golfers currently stand among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points, which is the cutoff to participate in the first round of the playoffs that begin in August. Ollie Schniederjans is 43rd, Stewart Cink is 50th, Cameron Tringale is 99th and Richy Werenski is 100th. None of those three played last weekend, but will be back this week when the Tour resumes the Florida swing at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor along with Kuchar and Bryce Molder.


In the final round of the 2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, Matt Kuchar pours a speedy putt for birdie from 39 feet on the par-4 4th hole.


In the opening round of the 2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, Roberto Castro makes a 16-footer for birdie on the par-4 2nd hole.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Valspar Championship • March 9-12, 2017 • Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead course) • Palm Harbor, Fla. • Purse: $6,300,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Chitimacha Louisiana Open • March 23-26, 2017 • Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club • Broussard, La. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: Tucson Conquistadores Classic • March 17-19, 2017 • Omni Tuscon National • Tucson, Ariz. • Purse: $1,700,000
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: Molino Canuelas Championship • March 9-12, 2017 • Canuelas Golf Club • Buenos Aires, Argentina • Purse: $175,000
Swing Thought Tour: Golf Club at Fleming Island • March 8-11, 2017 • Orange Park, Fla.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$102,162
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
65
Earnings
$7,936
 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: 
$6,450,802
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-45
69-68-74-74—285 (+1)
 FedEx/Money Rank
131
Earnings
$224,579
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,489,907
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
50
Earnings
$538,524
 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: 
$3,925,855
 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
33
Earnings
$21,960
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,130,608
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-20
68-71-67-73—279 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
73
Earnings
$425,217
 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: 
$12,211,099
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
30
Earnings
$54,350
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,684,774
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
174
Earnings
$64,746
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$27,963
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
66
Earnings
$21,960
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$911,220
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
43
Earnings
$682,528
 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
9
Earnings
$61,570
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,241,605
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
99
Earnings
$343,281
 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: 
$726,639
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
100
Earnings
$302,908
 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
4
Earnings
$3,860