Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

April 26, 2016

THE FLATS - Richy Werenski made a run at his first Web.com Tour title over the weekend, firing three rounds of 66 and finishing in a tie for second place at the El Bosque Mexico Championship. It was the second runner-up finish for a former Yellow Jacket this season.

Werenski finished 72 holes at 15-under-par 273, four shots off the lead but good enough to lift him into seventh place on the Web.com Tour earnings list. At $118,800, he is a few similar performances, or one win, from surpassing the total for the 25th-place earner from 2015, Patrick Rodgers, who accumulated $162,070. The top 25 earners at the end of the regular season earn PGA Tour cards for 2016-17.

Following his opening-round 66 at the 2016 El Bosque Mexico Championship presented by INNOVA, Richy Werenski talks about his good start to the tournament.

Ollie Schniederjans, who lost a playoff at the Web.com event in Colombia a couple of weeks ago, and four-year Yellow Jacket teammate Anders Albertson tied for ninth place at 279 (-9). Schniederjans is No. 9 on the money list, while Albertson is 15th. Kyle Scott was the fourth former Tech man to make the cut in Mexico, tying for 70th place.

The Web.com Tour is back stateside this weekend with the United Leasing & Finance Championship in Newburgh, Ind. Troy Matteson has a spot in the field along with Albertson, Schniederjans, Scott and Werenski.

 

 

Meanwhile, four Yellow Jackets made the cut at last weekend’s Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, though none of them finished close to the lead. Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder and Roberto Castro all tied for 42nd place with 286 (-2) totals, while Cameron Tringale tied for 60th at 289 (+1). Chesson Hadley missed the cut.


In the third round of the 2016 Valero Texas Open, Matt Kuchar stuffs his tee shot in close setting up a tap-in birdie on the 189-yard, par-3 16th hole.

Tringale, who came close to winning his first Tour title last year at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, coming up a shot short to Justin Rose, is back for another try this weekend along with Castro, Hadley and Molder. Stewart Cink is off for the second straight week.

The SwingThought.com Tour resumes this week with four Yellow Jackets in the field at Savannah Lakes Village in South Carolina, notably Bo Andrews, who was on the course with the current Yellow Jackets fulfilling volunteer coach duties at last weekend’s ACC Championship. Drew Czuchry, MacKenzie Tour qualifier Seth Reeves, and James White are also competing for an exemption into the Web.com Tour’s Air Capital Classic, which awaits the champion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans • April 28-May 1, 2016 • TPC Louisiana • Avondale, La. • Purse: $7,000,000 • Winning Share: $1,260,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: United Leasing & Finance Championship • April 28-May 1, 2016 • Victoria National Club • Newburgh, Ind. • Purse: $600,000 • Winning share: $108,000
PGA Tour Champions: Insperity Invitational • May 6-8, 2016 • The Woodlands Country Club • The Woodlands, Texas • Purse: $2,050,000 • Winning Share: $307,500
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 • April 25-May 1, 2016 • Savannah Lakes Village/Monticello Course • Lake Thurmond, S.C.

  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
T-13
73-68-67-71—279 (-9)
 Money rank
15
Earnings
$65,052
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$1,175
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,752,972
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-42
73-71-70-72—286 (-2)
 FedEx/Money Rank
95
Earnings
$552,680
 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
did not play
73-72—145 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
125
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
did not play
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
missed cut
76-73—149 (+5)
 FedEx Rank
T-170
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: 
$35,193,353
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-42
71-73-70-72—286 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
49
Earnings
$968,035
 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: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-30 (team event)
57-65-51—173 (-6)
 Schwab Cup Rank
92
Earnings
$9,832
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$10,950,488
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-42
70-71-70-75—286 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
75
Earnings
$684,844
 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
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
T-10
Earnings
$5,875
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$307,780
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-13
71-69-66-73—279 (-9)
  Money rank
9
Earnings
$92,088
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$8,686
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-70
70-73-77-73—293 (+5)
  Money rank
115
Earnings
$10,252
 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: 
$8,538,525
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-60
71-70-74-74—289 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
94
Earnings
$682,568
 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: 
$187,711
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-2
66-75-66-66—273 (-15)
  Money rank
7
Earnings
$118,800
 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
2
Earnings
$16,500