Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

May 24, 2016

THE FLATS - “I just kind of hit the ball, found it, and hit it again,” Richy Werenski said to Scott Keepfer of the Greenville News following his second consecutive 6-under-par 65 on Sunday that allowed the former Georgia Tech standout to come from behind and earn his first victory on the Web.com Tour, a two-stroke win over a trio of players at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, S.C.

On a day when seven different players held the lead or at least a share of the lead, Werenski finally broke free of a logjam atop the leaderboard by posting birdies on back-to-back par 5s at Nos. 15 and 16.

Werenski, who didn’t win a college tournament but did capture the title at one of the nation’s premier amateur events, the Porter Cup, during his time on the Flats, bogeyed only one hole and made 13 birdies over the final 36 holes. He pushed through for his first victory after posting a couple of runner-up finishes earlier in the year. The 2013 graduate moved up to second on the 2016 money list with $258,958 and assured himself of getting his PGA Tour card for 2016-17.

“The last couple of times I might’ve tried to push too hard for a win, and you can’t do that,” who finished with a 21-under total of 265. “You learn yourself and how you deal with pressure and you try to get better at that. But I figured it was just a matter of time, and hopefully things would fall into place.”

Troy Matteson was the only other former Yellow Jacket to make the cut, tying for 52nd place, while Anders Albertson, Ollie Schniederjans and Kyle Scott all missed the cut. Schniederjans remains in 10th place in earnings, and Albertson is 24th. The top 25 on that list at the end of the season earn PGA Tour status next season.

 

 


Richy Werenski interview after winning BMW Charity Pro-Am

PGA Tour: Matt Kuchar continued his climb up the FedEx Cup points list, moving up to No. 26 after this weekend’s performance in which he shot 65-67-65-69 to finish at 14-under-par 266, one shot out of a playoff between Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka. Kuchar now has four top-10 finishes in his last six events.

Bryce Molder also continued to move up the FedEx Cup list, checking in at No. 54 after his tie for 24th last weekend at the Byron Nelson. Molder was in the top 10 after 54 holes but shot 72 on Sunday to fall back.


In the final round of the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson, Matt Kuchar hits a wonderful bunker shot from 88 feet leaving it within 3 feet for a short kick-in birdie putt on the par-5 16th hole.

PGA Tour Champions: In the Champions Tour’s first major of 2016, Larry Mize turned in his highest finish of the year, tying for seventh place in the Regions Tradition, held at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Mize, the 1987 Masters Champion, was steady with rounds of 70-69-71-71 for a 7-under-par total of 281. Bernhard Langer won the title with a 17-under-par 271.

MacKenzie Tour: Seth Reeves makes his debut this weekend in the PGA Canadian Tour’s season-opening event, the Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver, British Columbia. Reeves won medalist honors one of the Tour’s qualifying schools and full tour status for 2016. Since then, he has also played well in SwingThough.com Tour series events and stands third on that tour’s money list.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Dean & Deluca Invitational • May 26-29, 2016 • Colonial Country Club • Fort Worth, Texas • Purse: $6,700,000 • Winning Share: $1,206,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Corale Puntacana Resort and Club Championship • June 2-5, 2016 • Corale Golf Club • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. • Purse: $625,000 • Winning share: $121,500
PGA Tour Champions: Senior PGA Championship • May 26-29, 2016 • The Golf Club at Harbor Shores • Benton Harbor, Mich. • Purse: $2,800,000 • Winning Share: n/a
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
68-70-73—211 (-4)
 Money rank
24
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
38
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
137
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
73-71—144 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
145
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
3
65-67-65-69—266 (-14)
 FedEx Rank
26
Earnings
$1,968,435
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,033,641
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-52
70-71-66-71—278 (-8)
 FedEx/Money Rank
118
Earnings
$10,155
 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
T-9
70-69-71-71—281 (-7)
 Schwab Cup Rank
57
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-24
66-65-68-72—271 (-9)
 FedEx Rank
54
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
missed cut
70-76-68—214 (-1)
  Money rank
10
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
missed cut
71-73-69—213 (-2)
  Money rank
132
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
86
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: 
$330,407
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
Won
68-67-65-65—265 (-21)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$258,958
 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