Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Anders Albertson shot 20-under-par and finished third last weekend on the Web.com Tour.
April 5, 2016

THE FLATS - Former Georgia Tech stars Matt Kuchar and Larry Mize are in the field for the first major championship of 2016, The Masters Tournament, this weekend at Augusta National Golf Club.

Kuchar, 66th on the FedEx Cup points list this season, took last weekend off to prepare for The Masters, where the 37-year-old is making his 10th appearance, including each of the past six years. The 2000 Tech graduate has won more than $1 million in prize money, made the cut eight of nine times and achieved a high finish of a tie for third in 2012. Kuchar tied for 46th last year after finishing in the top 10 three straight years.

Watch Kuchar play the 13th hole in last year’s final round

He joins Tech alumnus Larry Mize in the field. The 1987 champion, Mize is playing in The Masters for the 32nd time, having participated every year since 1984. He has made 18 cuts and played 100 rounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Mize tied for 11th in his first try in 1984, and tied for 16th in 1986 before breaking through for victory in 1987. His best finish since then was third in 1994, and made the cut as recently as 2014.

Watch Mize birdie the par-3 12th hole in last year’s final round

Of course, legendary Tech alumnus and amateur golfer Bobby Jones was the co-founder of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters along with Clifford Roberts. The Augusta Chronicle published a story this week about how Jones and Roberts shut down Augusta National for four years during World War II while Jones served a commission in the Army Air Forces, and participated in the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Georgia Tech alumni went 5-for-5 in cuts made last weekend at the Shell Houston Open. Roberto Castro grabbed the first-round lead with a 65 and stayed in contention until Sunday, when he shot a 76 and settled into a tie for 27th. Stewart Cink tied for 33rd (284, -4), Chesson Hadley tied for 38th (285, -3), Bryce Molder tied for 46th (286, -2) and Cameron Tringale tied for 57th (288, E).

 

 

All made modest gains in the FedEx Cup points standings except Tringale, who is Tech’s second-highest alumni on the list behind Kuchar at No. 76.

Anders Albertson challenged for his first Web.com Tour title last weekend, firing a 62 in the second round and following that with a pair of 66s to finish solo third at the Brasil Champions in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 2015 Tech graduate, a rookie on the tour this year, finished 72 holes at 20-under-par 264. Now 13th on the tour money list, his performance got him featured this week on the PGATour.com.

He led two other Yellow Jackets making the cut – Ollie Schniederjans shot a second-round 65 and finished with a 67 to tie for 35th place at 273 (-11), while Kyle Scott tied for 44th at 275 (-9).

Four former Tech golfers cashed checks on the SwingThought.com Tour stop in Amelia Island, Fla., last weekend, led by Seth Reeves, who tied for 12th place while keeping sharp in preparation for the 2016 MacKenzie Tour (formerly PGA Tour Canada) season. Bo Andrews, James White and John-Tyler Griffin also made the cut.

White is No. 2 on that tour’s earnings list and won the Kinderlou Forest stop in early March.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Masters Tournament • April 7-10, 2016 • August National Golf Club • Augusta, Ga. • Purse: $10,000,000 • Winning Share: unavailable • FedExCup Points: 600
Web.com Tour: Servientrega Championship • April 7-10, 2016 • TPC Cartegena • Cartegena, Colombia • Purse: $700,000 • Winning share: $126,000
PGA Tour Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Classic • April 15-17, 2016 • TPC Sugarloaf • Duluth, Ga. • Purse: $1,800,000 • Winning Share: $270,000
MacKenzie Tour: Q-School • April 26-29, May 3-6, 2016 • various sites • various sites • Purse: n/a• Winning Share: n/a
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series • March 28-April 1, 2016 • Amelia National Golf Club • Fernandina Beach, Fla.

  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
70-62-66-66—264 (-20)
n/a
 Money rank
13
Earnings
$47,600
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
71-70-71—212 (-4)
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$1,175
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,733,524
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-27
65-72-70-76—283 (-5)
 FedEx/Money Rank
85
Earnings
$533,212
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,082,961
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-33
69-73-75-67—284 (-4)
 FedEx Rank
112
Earnings
$374,799
 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: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
73-68-72—213 (-3)
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$1,021
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,533,477
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-38
71-71-69-74—285 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
161
Earnings
$159,201
 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: 
$34,445,779
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
62
Earnings
$560,067
 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
129
Earnings
$2,065
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,672,484
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
91
Earnings
$8,248
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$10,733,370
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-67
71-72-71-71—286 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
99
Earnings
$464,726
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie/SwingThought
 Last week
T-12 (SW)
69-72-66—207 (-9)
 eGolf Money rank
T-10
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
T-35
68-65-73-67—273 (-11)
  Money rank
T-112
Earnings
$3,488
 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
T-44
68-70-68-71—275 (-9)
  Money rank
T-125
Earnings
$2,158
 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: 
$8,525,133
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-57
72-71-72-73—288 (E)
 FedEx Rank
76
Earnings
$669,176
 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
missed cut
72-69—141 (-1)
  Money rank
10
Earnings
$61,600
 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
T-38
68-74-72—214 (-2)
 Money Rank
2
Earnings
$16,500