Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

June 7, 2016

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar took aim at earning his second career victory at the Memorial this weekend, opening with a pair of 66s and adding a 70 on Saturday to share the lead after 54 holes, but the former Georgia Tech All-American faltered on the back nine and settled for a tie for fourth place, two strokes off the lead.

Still, Kuchar notched his fourth straight top-10 finish and fifth in his last six starts, moving up to 18th in FedEx Cup points and continuing his quest for an automatic spot on the United States team for the 2016 Ryder Cup. Kuchar surpassed $2.5 million in earning for this year on the PGA Tour and moved up one spot to ninth in Ryder Cup points. The top eight after the PGA Championship will make the U.S. team automatically.

Meanwhile, Roberto Castro closed with a 6-under-par 66 and sneaked into a tie for 11th place at 277 (-11), nudging up one spot to 38th in FedEx Cup points. He surpassed $1.5 million in earnings for 2015-16 and has five top-25 finishes in 18 events.


Following his third-round at the 2016 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Matt Kuchar talks about an unlucky bounce and how he's always prepared for all sorts of weather conditions at the Memorial.

Web.com Tour: After a one-week break in the Web.com Tour schedule, Richy Werenski picked up where he left off with an opening-round 66 at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Werenski had won the last stop on the tour at the BMW Charity Pro-Am for his first Web.com victory, and this time settled for a tie for 3rd place. He remains second in earnings for 2016. Anders Albertson and Kyle Scott both missed the cut, and Ollie Schniederjans, who ranks 10th in earnings, took the week off and played Monday in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Roswell, Ga.

 

 


Following his opening-round 66 at the 2016 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Richy Werenski talks about his confidence and how he is playing.

MacKenzie Tour: Seth Reeves made it 2-for-2 in cuts made on the PGA Tour Canada, tying for 43rd place at the Bayview Place Island Savings Open in British Colombia.

Rivals Cup: Georgia Tech’s deep roster on the PGA and Web.com Tours continues to keep the Yellow Jackets near the top in collective earnings among alumni rankings compiled by the Rivals Cup. Headed into last week’s action, Tech ranked No. 3 in earnings on the PGA Tour and No. 2 on the Web.com Tour.

U.S. Open: It appears that Matt Kuchar will be the lone Georgia Tech representative in the 116th U.S. Open championship, set for June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club outside Pittsburgh, Pa. Kuchar qualified by advancing to the 2015 PGA Tour Championship and his standing among the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking (16th). None of the other past, present and future Yellow Jackets who participated in sectional qualifying on Monday advanced. Cameron Tringale came the closest, finishing one stroke out of a playoff for the final position in Powell, Ohio. Roberto Castro and Jacob Joiner were the highest finishers (T-6) among six Yellow Jackets that played in the sectional at Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga., but only three positions were available in the 38-player field.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic • June 9-12, 2016 • TPC Southwind • Memphis, Tenn. • Purse: $6,200,000 • Winning Share: $1,116,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Rust-Oleum Championship • June 9-12, 2016 • Ivanhoe Club • Chicago, Ill. • Purse: $600,000 • Winning share: $108,000
PGA Tour Champions: Constellation Senior Players • June 9-12, 2016 • The Philadelphia Cricket Club • Flourtown, Pa. • Purse: $2,800,000 • Winning Share: $405,000
MacKenzie Tour: GolfBC Championship • June 9-12, 2016 • Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club • Kelowna, 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
68-71=139 (-5)
 Money rank
30
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: 
$5,731,030
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-11
70-70-71-66=277 (-11)
 FedEx/Money Rank
38
Earnings
$1,530,717
 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
141
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
148
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: 
$36,745,353
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-4
66-66-70-73=275 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
18
Earnings
$2,520,035
 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
126
Earnings
$10,154
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
48
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-43
71-68-70-70=279 (-1)
 Money rank
T-15
Earnings
$3,564
 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
11
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
72-69=141 (-3)
  Money rank
137
Earnings
$7,608
 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
missed cut
71-72=143 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
91
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/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$331,138
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-33
66-70-72-68=276 (-12)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$262,227
 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