Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Stewart Cink held a share of the lead at the turn during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
June 13, 2017

THE FLATS - Georgia Tech will be represented by a highly decorated trio of alumni this week at the 117th U.S. Open Championship, which begins Thursday at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis.

Between them, Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar racked up 10 All-America honors and 13 tournament victories while wearing a Georgia Tech uniform. On the PGA Tour, the trio has combined for more than $81 million in career earnings, 13 tournament victories and 36 U.S. Open starts.

Cink’s best U.S. Open finish was a tie for third in 2001 in Tulsa, Okla., finishing one shot out of a playoff between Mark Brooks and Retief Goosen. Only Phil Mickelson (26), Ernie Els (24), Jim Furyk (22) have more career U.S. Open appearances than Cink’s 19. Kuchar’s best finish was a tie for sixth in 2010, but made a more memorable debut by tying for 14th in 1998 following his sophomore year at Georgia Tech, a year after winning the U.S. Amateur title.

Castro and Kuchar both earned exemptions into the field this week by advancing to last year’s Tour Championship. Cink qualified last week by shooting 10-under-par 134 at Columbus, Ohio.

Read more about the Tech trio’s U.S. Open history by clicking here and then clicking on their pictures.

Here are the tee times and pairings for the first two rounds (as of Monday):
Thursday (June 15), hole #1 / Friday (June 16), hole #10
2:20 p.m. / 8:35 a.m. – Steve Stricker, Madison, Wis.; Stewart Cink, Duluth, Ga.; Phil Mickelson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Thursday (June 15), hole #10 / Friday (June 16), hole #1
1:36 p.m. / 7:51 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Jupiter, Fla.;
Roberto Castro, Atlanta, Ga.; Bill Haas, Greenville, S.C.
Thursday (June 15), hole #10 / Friday (June 16), hole #1
8:24 a.m. / 2:09 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Sea Island, Ga.; Francesco Molinari, Italy; Patrick Reed, Houston, Texas

 

 

Cink clearly enjoyed being in Memphis for last weekend’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, firing an opening 64 and owning a share of the lead at the turn on Sunday before he posted a bogey and a double-bogey at 10 and 11 and finished tied for 10th place. He logged his third top-10 finish of the year and jumped to No. 47 in FedEx Cup points. The Duluth, Ga., resident had just celebrated qualifying for his first U.S. Open on Monday, and in Memphis, had an opportunity to enjoy another of his passions – barbecue.

Home cooking for Cink in Memphis

Castro and Cameron Tringale also made the cut last weekend while Kuchar took the week off.


In the final round of the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic, CBS Sports analyst Peter Kostis breaks down Stewart Cink's tee shot at TPC Deere Run.


Following a third-round 69, Stewart Cink reflects on his play in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic with Jane Crafter from PGA TOUR Radio.


Stewart Cink interview after Round 1 ofFedEx St. Jude Following an opening-round 66, Stewart Cink reflects on his play in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic with Jane Crafter from PGA TOUR Radio.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: U.S. Open • June 15-18, 2017 • Erin Hills • Erin, Wis. • Purse: $12,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 600
Web.com Tour: Air Capital Classic • June 15-18, 2017 • Crestview Country Club • Wichita, Kan. • Purse: $625,000
PGA Tour Champions: American Family Insurance Championship • June 23-25, 2017 • University Ridge Golf Club • Madison, Wis. • Purse: $2,000,000
MacKenzie Tour: GolfBC Championship • June 15-18, 2017 • Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club • Kelowna, B.C. • $175,000
PGA Tour China: schedule to be announced
Swing Thought Tour: Grey Stone Golf Club • June 27-30, 2017 • Dickson, Tenn.

  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
missed cut
68-78—146 (+2)
 Money rank
78
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: 
$6,487,931
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-65
71-70-69-73—283 (+3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
167
Earnings
$216,708
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,089,347
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
64-68-69-73—274 (-6)
 FedEx Cup Rank
47
Earnings
$1,137,965
 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
missed cut (FESJC)
78-73—151 (+11)
 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): 
$4,011, 076
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-74—145 (+1)
 Money Rank
19
Earnings
$101,632
 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: 
$39,612,241
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
32
Earnings
$1,906,850
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$4,399,721
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-56
70-76-72—218 (+2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
44
Earnings
$162,344
 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
73-72—145 (+5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
181
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
missed cut
74-71—145 (+1)
 Money rank
42
Earnings
$52,310
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,467,938
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
50
Earnings
$1,239,246
 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
withdrew
n/a
 Money Rank
24
Earnings
$87,973
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,549,838
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-37
69-69-69-72—279 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
117
Earnings
$651,514
 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
74-72—146 (+6)
  FedEx Cup rank
152
Earnings
$334,009
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$3,150
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-25
69-71-67-68—275 (-5)
 Money Rank
32
Earnings
$2,634