Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

May 31, 2016

Matt Kuchar and Bryce Molder, who played together at Georgia Tech for three years and joined forces for the United States in the Walker Cup, both continued their high level of play last weekend with top-10 finishes at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kuchar continued his climb up the FedEx Cup points standings by tying for sixth place at the Dean & DeLuca with a 9-under-par total of 271, eight shots off the pace of Jordan Spieth, and fired a 63 in Saturday’s round. He is up to 20th in FedEx Cup points for the year and has four top-10 finishes in his last five events. More importantly, Kuchar’s recent run has elevated him to 10th in the United States points standings for the Ryder Cup, which will be held Oct. 9-14 in Chaska, Minn. The top eight after The Barclays are automatic selections to the U.S. team.


In the final round of the 2016 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, Matt Kuchar stuffs his 78-yard approach into within inches for a tap-in birdie putt on the par-4 2nd hole.

Molder now has five top-10 finishes in 19 events in 2015-16, and moved up to 45th in the FedEx Cup standings following his tie for 10th at the Dean & DeLuca, where he opened with a 64 and shot 8-under-par 272. Beginning with the RBC Heritage, Molder has finished T-6, T-42, T-8, T-12, T-24 and T-10 in his last six starts.


Bryce Molder pours in a lengthy par saver on No. 2 at DEAN & DELUCA

Cameron Tringale tied for 62nd place and Roberto Castro tied for 65th at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, while Stewart Cink and Chesson Hadley missed the cut. Cink had returned to action for the first time since the RBC Heritage, taking time off to attend to his wife, Lisa, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

 

Making the trek to Columbus, Ohio this week for The Memorial Tournament will be Castro, Cink, Kuchar and Tringale.

PGA Tour Champions: Larry Mize has turned in two excellent performances in the first two majors on the PGA Tour Champions season, first tying for seventh place in the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala., then tying for 16th at last weekend’s Senior POGA Championship at Benton Harbor, Mich. Mize, the 1987 Masters Champion, was steady with three rounds in the 60s for an 8-under-par total of 276. Rocco Mediate won the title with a 19-under-par 265.

MacKenzie Tour: Seth Reeves tied for 15th place in his debut last weekend in the PGA Canadian Tour’s season-opening event, the Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver, British Columbia. Reeves, who had won medalist honors one of the Tour’s qualifying schools and full tour status for 2016, finished nine shots off the lead at 6-under-par 282, including a second-round 64.

U.S. Open: Matt Kuchar is the only former Yellow Jacket currently exempt into the field for this year’s U.S. Open Championship, which will be played June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club outside Pittsburgh, Pa. But several present, future and former Tech players remain alive in qualifying. Sectional qualifiers will take place at 12 sites Monday, June 6, including one at Ansley Golf Club – Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga., where Bo Andrews, Roberto Castro, Jacob Joiner, Luke Schniederjans, Ollie Schniederjans and James White are in the field of 39 for the 36-hole qualifier.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Memorial Tournament • June 2-5, 2016 • Muirfield Village Golf Club • Columbus, Ohio • Purse: $8,500,000 • Winning Share: $1,530,000 • 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: Principal Charity Classic • June 3-5, 2016 • Wakonda Club • Des Moines, Iowa • Purse: $1,750,000 • Winning Share: $262,500
MacKenzie Tour: Bayview Place Island Savings Open • June 2-5, 2016 • Uplands Golf Club • Victoria, 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
did not play
n/a
 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: 
$5,572,363
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-65
73-68-69-74=284 (+4)
 FedEx/Money Rank
39
Earnings
$1,372,051
 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
missed cut
72-75=147 (+7)
 FedEx Rank
140
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
73-72=145 (+5)
 FedEx Rank
147
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: 
$36,410,666
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-6
73-67-63-68=271 (-9)
 FedEx Rank
20
Earnings
$2,185,347
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
118
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,816,330
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-16
68-72-67-69=276 (-8)
 Schwab Cup Rank
51
Earnings
$134,392
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,587,633
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
64-69-70-69=272 (-8)
 FedEx Rank
45
Earnings
$1,318,989
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,888
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
T-15
73-64-73-72=282 (-6)
 Money rank
T-15
Earnings
$2,888
 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
did not play
n/a
  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
did not play
n/a
  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
dnp-injured
n/a
 FedEx Rank
T-231
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$8,760,743
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-62
70-71-69-73=283 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
90
Earnings
$904,516
 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
did not play
n/a
  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