Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

May 17, 2016

THE FLATS - Georgia Tech alumni enjoyed a big weekend with three top-20 finishes at The Players Championship and four players cashing checks in the Web.com Tour.

Matt Kuchar used a closing 68 Sunday to creep up to a tie for third place (10-under-par 278), five strokes off the winning pace of Jason Day, while Bryce Molder played a steady tournament (70-68-72-71) to tie for 12th place (7-under 281). Kuchar and Molder were paired together for Sunday’s final round. Cameron Tringale was near the lead through 36 holes after opening with scores of 65-69, but shot 75-73 on the weekend and settled for a tie for 16th.

All three made significant jumps in FedEx Cup standings – Kuchar to 34th, Molder to 60th and Tringale to 80th. Kuchar, who surpassed $1 million in earnings for 2016, has steadily climbed the ladder with three top-10 finishes in his last five starts. Molder also went over $1 million in earnings this season, and has finished T6, T42, T8 and T12 in his last four starts. Tringale posted his best finish since a tie for 14th in January at the CareerBuilder Challenge.


Following his third-round 72 at THE PLAYERS Championship 2016, Matt Kuchar talks about the strategy needed to adapt to the course changes compared to the first two days.


In the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2016, Bryce Molder drains a long-range putt from 38 feet on the par-4 1st hole.


In the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2016, Cameron Tringale drains a 34-footer putt for birdie on the par-5 11th hole.

 

 

As a result, both Kuchar and Molder are among those expected to contend this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, where Kuchar has earned a pair of top 10 finishes in eight trips to the TPC Four Seasons, and Molder tied for 22nd last year. They’ll tee it up with Chesson Hadley, who missed the cut at The Players.

Web.com Tour - Ollie Schniederjans earned his third top-10 finish in his last four starts, tying for sixth place at the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C., with an 8-under-par score of 276. Since missing the cut in his first two Web.com tournaments, Schniederjans has gone T35, 2nd (lost in a playoff), T13, T7 and T6. He ranks ninth in earnings on the tour. Richard Werenski tied for 19th at 5-under 279, while Troy Matteson tied for 23rd at 4-under 280 after opening with a 67, and Kyle Scott tied for 49th at 287 (+3). Werenski is seventh in earnings this season, while Anders Albertson, who missed the cut, remains in the top 25 at 22nd.

U.S. Open qualifying - Several present, former and future Yellow Jackets have advanced through local qualifying for the 116th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, Pa. Most recent was James White, who survived a 10-man playoff for six spots advancing at Ansley Golf Club at Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga., on Monday. He joined a list that includes alumni Bo Andrews (Butler, Pa.) and Matt Weibring (Amarillo, Texas), who qualified May 12, and current sophomore Jacob Joiner and incoming freshman Luke Schniederjans, who both advanced at Planterra Ridge in Peachtree City, Ga., on May 11.

Current Jackets James Clark and Vincent Whaley, as well as current MacKenzie Tour member Seth Reeves are alternates.

Complete U.S. Open local qualifying results

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson • May 19-22, 2016 • TPC Four Seasons Resort • Irving, Texas • Purse: $7,300,000 • Winning Share: $1,314,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: BMW Charity Pro-Am • May 19-22, 2016 • Thornblade Club • Greer, S.C. • Purse: $675,000 • Winning share: $121,500
PGA Tour Champions: Regions Tradition • May 19-22, 2016 • Greystone Golf & Country Club • Birmingham, Ala. • Purse: $2,300,000 • Winning Share: $345,000
MacKenzie Tour: Freedom 55 Financial Open • May 26-29, 2016 • Point Grey Golf & Golf Club • Vancouver, British Columbia • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series • June 9-12, 2016 • Cutter Creek Golf Club • Snow Hill, N.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
missed cut
69-74—143 (+1)
 Money rank
22
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
74
Earnings
$2,975
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,769,960
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
35
Earnings
$1,358,048
 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
n/a
 FedEx Rank
135
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: SwingThought.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
56
Earnings
$3,832
 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
124
Earnings
$1,021
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,766,286
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
78-70—148 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
143
Earnings
$392,010
 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: 
$35,697,353
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-3
71-67-72-68—278 (-10)
 FedEx Rank
34
Earnings
$1,472,035
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,031,791
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-23
67-70-72-71—280 (-4)
 FedEx/Money Rank
122
Earnings
$8,305
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,713,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
75
Earnings
$31,592
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,366,113
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-12
70-68-72-71—281 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
60
Earnings
$1,097,469
 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
n/a
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
3
Earnings
$20,644
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$360,524
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-6
72-66-70-68—276 (-8)
  Money rank
9
Earnings
$131,832
 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-48
73-68-71-75—287 (+3)
  Money rank
127
Earnings
$12,137
 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: 
$8,746,135
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-16
65-69-75-73—282 (-6)
 FedEx Rank
80
Earnings
$890,178
 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
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$206,369
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-18
71-67-68-73—279 (-5)
  Money rank
7
Earnings
$137,458
 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
6
Earnings
$19,313