Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

March 8, 2016

Former Georgia Tech All-American James White earned his first SwingThought.com Tour victory and his biggest paycheck last weekend when he captured a three-stroke victory in the season-opening event on the that Tour's national pro series.

White, a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer and a first-team All-American in 2011, won the event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., with a 9-under-par score of 279. He won $16,500. Seth Reeves tied for third place at 5-under-par 283, picking up a check for $5,875.

White had been in the winner's circle in some smaller events, and had lost a sudden death playoff in a SwingThought.com national pro series event in 2013.

Matt Kuchar was the only other Tech alumnus in action last weekend, earning a nice check and a 16-spot bump in the FedEx Cup points rankings by tying for 28th place last weekend at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. Kuchar shot 290 (+2), and also joined in a little fun before the tournament began.


Before competition begins at the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Matt Kuchar spends time with his fans at the Grey Goose 19th Hole Lounge signing autographs and playing some table tennis.

 

 

The full tour field returns to action this weekend at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., where Kuchar is joined by Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Bryce Molder and Cameron Tringale at the Innisbrook Resort. All but Hadley are currently among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points.

Molder was inducted last week into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, and Tech coach Bruce Heppler was there to honor his four-time All-American.

The Web.com Tour resumes play March 17-20, when the tour returns to the States with the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Richard Werenski, with a tie for second place in the last event in Colombia, is off to a fast start.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Valspar Championship • March 10-13, 2016 • Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) • Palm Harbor, Fla. • Purse: $6,100,000 • Winning Share: $1,098,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Chitimacha Louisiana Open • March 17-20, 2016 • Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club • Broussard, La. • Purse: $550,000• Winning share: $99,000
Champions Tour: Tucson Conquistadores Classic • March 18-20, 2016 • Omni Tucson National • Tucson, Ariz. • Purse: $1,700,000 • Winning Share: $255,000
MacKenzie Tour: Q-School • March 22-25, March 29-April 1, April 26-29, May 3-6, 2016 • various sites • various sites • Purse: n/a• Winning Share: n/a
SwingThought.com Tour: Pro Series • March 9-12, 2016 • Beau Pre Country Club • Natchez, Miss.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
T-109
Earnings
n/a
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Mini-tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,668,924
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
80
Earnings
$468,611
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,046,241
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n.a
 FedEx Rank
100
Earnings
$278,079
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-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
 FedEx Rank
T-227
Earnings
n/a
 JOHN-TYLER GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: Mini-tours
  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: 
$3,493,894
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
160
Earnings
$119,618
 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: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 PAUL HALEY
 Dallas, Texas
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$348,201
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Highland Park
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$34,654,671
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-28
70-78-70-72--290 (+2)
 FedEx Rank
84
Earnings
$429,352
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,025,551
 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
77
Earnings
$5,868
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,666,424
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
80
Earnings
$2,188
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$10,665,233
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
109
Earnings
$396,590
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Mini-tours
 Last week
T-3
68-74-72-69--283 (-5)
 eGolf Money rank
T-3
Earnings
$5,875
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$228,692
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
did not play
  Money rank
T-109
Earnings
$65,586
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$4,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
T-109
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,720,607
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour/Web.com
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
T-231
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$8,468,239
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
60
Earnings
$612,281
 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/atd>
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$123,686
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
5
Earnings
$61,600
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Mini-tours
  Last Week
Won (SW.com)
70-69-66-74--279 (-9)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a