Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

June 14, 2016

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar is the lone Georgia Tech representative in the 116th U.S. Open championship, which begins Thursday 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). Kuchar is making his 14th U.S. Open start, having tied for 12th the last two years for his best finishes.

The 1997 U.S. Amateur champion made a memorable U.S. Open debut by finishing 14th in 1998 at The Olympic Club as an amateur. He has seven career PGA Tour victories, the last coming at the 2014 RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C. Other notable wins include the Memorial Tournament and WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2013. Kuchar was a member of the 1999 USA Walker Cup Team and 1998 USA World Amateur Team. As a professional, he played on the 2010, 2012 and 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Teams and 2011, 2013 and 2015 U.S. Presidents Cup Teams. At Georgia Tech, he was twice a first-team All-American and his wife, Sybi was a tennis player for the Yellow Jackets.

Kuchar took last weekend off along with Roberto Castro and Bryce Molder while Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley and Cameron Tringale took on the TPC Southwind course in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Cink was the only one to make the cut, making the weekend with a second-round 66 and tying for 66th place at 286 (+6).


 

 

Champions Tour: Larry Mize overcame a poor first round and shot 68-70 on the weekend to tie for 20th at last weekend’s Constellation Senior Players Championship in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved up into the top 50 in Charles Schwab Cup points for the season. Mize has finished T-9, T-16 and T-20 in his last three starts, earning more than $135,000 of his $167,152 season winnings in the process.

Web.com Tour: All four Tech alumni missed the cut in last weekend’s Rust-Oleum Championship in Ivanhoe, Ill. Richy Werenski (2) and Ollie Schniederjans (12) remain among the top 25 in earnings, while Anders Albertson slipped down to 34th. The Web.com Tour continues on this weekend with the Nashville Golf Open in Nashville, Tenn.

MacKenzie Tour: Seth Reeves made it 3-for-3 in cuts made on the PGA Tour Canada, earning his highest finish to date last weekend by tying for 14th place at the GolfBC Championship. The 2013 Tech graduate scored better each day with rounds of 69-69-68-67 for a 72-hole total of 273 (-11), and improved to 20th in Tour earnings. The top five at the end of the season earn Web.com Tour cards for 2017.

SwingThought.com Tour: John-Tyler Griffin led three former Tech golfers with top-20 finishes at last weekend’s Cutter Creek Classic at Snow Hill, N.C., tying for seventh place after a closing 66 and a 72-hole total of 281 (-7). Bo Andrews finished solo 11th, one shot back, and Drew Czuchry tied for 20th (-3).

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.

Amateur update: Rising senior Vincent Whaley led a group of four Yellow Jackets who participated in last weekend’s Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y. Whaley tied for eighth place with a 4-over-par score of 284, which included a second-round 68. Only the champion, Sean Crocker from Southern California, broke par for 72 holes. Incoming freshman Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Fla., tied for 27th place, while Michael Hines, another rising senior for Tech, tied for 35th place, and incoming freshman Andy Ogletree of Little Rock, Miss., tied for 60th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: U.S. Open Championship • June 16-19, 2016 • Oakmont Country Club • Oakmont, Pa. • Purse: $10,000,000 • Winning Share: n/a • FedExCup Points: 600
Web.com Tour: Nashville Golf Open • June 16-19, 2016 • Nashville Golf & Athletic Club • Nashville, Tenn. • Purse: $550,000 • Winning share: $99,000
PGA Tour Champions: American Family Insurance Championship • June 24-26, 2016 • University Ridge Golf Club • Madison, Wis. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,000
MacKenzie Tour: SIGA Dakota Dunes Open • June 23-26, 2016 • Dakota Dunes Golf Links • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series • June 16-19, 2016 • The Emerald Golf Club • New Bern, 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
71-80=151 (+7)
 Money rank
34
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
11th
71-69-71-71=282 (-6)
 Money rank
44
Earnings
$6,985
 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
did not play
75-66-73-72=286 (+6)
 FedEx/Money Rank
39
Earnings
$1,530,717
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,095,857
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
146
Earnings
$327,695
 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
T-20
70-67-75-73=285 (-3)
 Money rank
57
Earnings
$5,337
 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
T-7
72-69-74-77=281 (-7)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
67
Earnings
$4,637
 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
71-73=144 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
153
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
21
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: 
$11,849,090
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-20
79-73-68-70=290 (+10)
 Schwab Cup Rank
46
Earnings
$167,152
 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
51
Earnings
$1,318,989
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$6,364
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
T-14
69-69-68-67=273 (-11)
 Money rank
20
Earnings
$6,364
 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
71-75=146 (+2)
  Money rank
12
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
73-74=147 (+3)
  Money rank
143
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
did not play
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
71-78=149 (+9)
 FedEx Rank
93
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
missed cut
74-73=147 (+3)
  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
$20,363