Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Matt Kuchar fired 68-67 over the weekend at Colonial Country Club.
May 30, 2017

THE FLATS - Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar enjoyed strong weekend finishes at last weekend’s DEAN & DELUCA Invitational on a golf course they both know well and enjoy playing, Colonial Country Club.

Both players have posted runner-up finishes in the event, Cink in 2000 and Kuchar in 2013. Cink tied for 10th place in his 17th appearance on the Colonial course, firing a 66 on Saturday to get in contention, and bumped himself up to 63rd in FedEx Cup points. It was his second top-10 finish this year.

Kuchar, who has made nine cuts in 10 appearances at Colonial, shot 68-67 on the weekend to tie for 12th and edge ahead to 39th in points. It was his fourth-best finish of the year.

Ollie Schniederjans (T29) and Cameron Tringale (72nd) both made the cut as well. Schniederjans (see two segments from the Inside the PGA Tour program below) continued a solid rookie campaign with an even-par 280 for the tournament and stands 44th in FedEx Cup points.

The Tour moves to Columbus, Ohio this week for The Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Roberto Castro returns to action after a two-week break, joined by Cink, Kuchar and Schniederjans. Molder is an alternate.


Following his third-round 66 at the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, Stewart Cink talks about the great challenges the Colonial Country Club brings.


In the second round of the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, Matt Kuchar holes his 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 11th hole.

 

 


Family bonding for the Schniederjans' at Ollie's alma mater
On a return visit to his alma mater, Ollie Schnierjans spends some quality time with his brothers, who are both student athletes at Georgia Tech.


Hatless Ollie Schniederjans
In his time on the PGA TOUR, Ollie Schniederjans has developed a unique style of not wearing headwear while he's in between the ropes. The former All-American from Georgia Tech sported the same look in college and provides the reasoning into why he goes cap-less on the course.

Web.com Tour: After staging just nine events over the first five months of the season, the Web.com Tour kicks off a stretch of 14 consecutive weeks with this weekend’s Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C. The Yellow Jackets’ four Web.com Tour regulars – Anders Albertson, Chesson Hadley, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson are in the field along with Raleigh native Bo Andrews.

Hadley, also a Raleigh native, won this event in 2013 on his way to winning the Web.com Tour Championship. Thompson currently is the highest-ranked among the former Yellow Jackets in earnings (19th); the top 25 at the end of the season earn PGA Tour cards for 2017-18.

Four former Jackets – Drew Czuchry, J.T. Griffin and recent graduate Vincent Whaley, as well as current Jackets Chris Petefish and Luke Schniederjansattempted to Monday-qualify for the event at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, but came up short.

PGA Tour Champions: Larry Mize made a strong bid to win the senior tour’s second major event of 2017 last weekend, opening with a 65 and standing in a tie for fifth entering the final round of the Senior PGA Championship in Washington, D.C., But the 1987 Masters champion stumbled to a 75 on Sunday and settled for a tie for 11th. It was his second-best finish of the season and moved him up to 45th in the Schwab Cup standings.

MacKenzie Tour: The Canadian Tour kicks off its 11-event schedule this weekend with the Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver, British Columbia, and 2012 Tech graduate James White is in the field to begin the first leg of the schedule on the strength of his 12th-place finish in the tour’s qualifying school earlier this month.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Memorial Tournament • June 1-4, 2017 • Muirfield Village Golf Club • Columbus, Ohio • Purse: $8,700,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Rex Hospital Open • June 1-4, 2017 • TPC Wakefield Plantation • Raleigh, N.C. • Purse: $650,000
PGA Tour Champions: Principal Charity Championship • June 9-11, 2017 • Wakonda Club • Des Moines, Iowa • Purse: $1,750,000
MacKenzie Tour: Freedom 55 Financial Open • June 1-4, 2017 • Point Grey Golf and Country Club • Vancouver, B.C. • $175,000
PGA Tour China: schedule to be announced
Swing Thought Tour: Bradley Putters Open at Bryan Park • May 31-June 2, 2017 • Greensboro, N.C.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$109,484
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
69
Earnings
$26,539
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,474,427
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
165
Earnings
$248,204
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,879,737
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
68-70-66-72—276 (-4)
 FedEx Cup Rank
63
Earnings
$928,355
 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 Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 J.T. 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
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$3,940,876
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
57
Earnings
$31,432
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
 High School: Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep
 Status: PGA Tour China
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$39,229,441
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-12
70-72-68-67—277 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
39
Earnings
$1,524,050
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,396,221
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-11
65-73-69-75—282 (-6)
 Schwab Cup Rank
45
Earnings
$158,844
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,083,505
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
77-70—147 (+7)
 FedEx Cup Rank
179
Earnings
$157,895
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$52,310
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
35
Earnings
$52,310
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,450,799
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-29
71-69-71-69—280 (E)
  FedEx Cup rank
44
Earnings
$1,222,107
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,468,370
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
19
Earnings
$87,973
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,522,926
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
72
72-71-72-77—292 (+12)
 FedEx Cup Rank
114
Earnings
$624,602
 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
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$340,834
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
74-70—144 (+4)
  FedEx Cup rank
144
Earnings
$334,009
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 SwingThought.com Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a