Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

June 20, 2017

THE FLATS - Recent Georgia Tech graduates Seth Reeves and James White continue to move up the ladder as spring turns to summer on the Web.com and Mackenzie Tours. Both players are rookies on their respective tours after making it through the qualifying stages.

Reeves moved significantly closer to the top 25 after tying for seventh place in last weekend’s Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., a tournament won last year by his former teammate Ollie Schniederjans. The 2013 Tech graduate earned his second top-10 finish in 12 events after missing three cuts in a row, and moved up to 33rd in Web.com Tour earnings, after opening with career-low 64. It’s been a feast-or-famine type of year for Reeves, with five missed cuts and five finishes of 31st or higher, but he’s only eight spots below the position needed to earn a PGA Tour card.

Two other former Jackets are currently in the top 25. Chesson Hadley opened with a 65 and tied for 19th place at the Air Capital Classic, holding his position at 19th on the Web.com Tour money list. He has posted three top-20 finished in his last four events. Nicholas Thompson missed the cut and slipped to 25th.


Following his opening-round 65 at the 2017 Air Capital Classic, Chesson Hadley is feeling good about the state of his game.

 

 

White, who earned conditional status this season on the Mackenzie Tour, posted his best finish so far with a tie for seventh place last weekend at the GolfBC Championship in Kelowna, British Columbia. The 2012 Tech graduate fired rounds of 69-70-65-67 to jump from 32nd to 17th on the earnings list after three events. The top five at the end of the season earn Web.com Tour status for 2018, but White is exempt only for the first four events with his tie for 12th finish in the tour’s qualifying school. The Canadian tour takes three weeks off before resuming July 6-9 with the Players Cup.

Matt Kuchar played measurably better each time around the Erin Hills course at last weekend’s U.S. Open, firing rounds of 74-71-70-68 to finish tied for 16th at 5-under-par 283. It didn’t earn him an exemption into next year’s U.S. Open, but it moved him up to 28th in FedEx Cup points, and Kuchar’s continued solid play has him in good position, albeit more than a year away, of making the United States team for the 2018 Ryder Cup for the fifth time.

Meanwhile, Stewart Cink capitalized on his sectional qualifying performance the week earlier and tied for 46th place with a 3-over-par 291 total, enabling him to hold at 47th in the FedEx Cup points standings.

Neither Cink, who has twice won the Travelers Championship, nor Castro or Kuchar made the trip to Cromwell, Conn., for that event this weekend. But Bryce Molder is back in action along with New England native Richy Werenski, who gave us an inside look at the TPC River Highlands course during his practice round on Tuesday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Travelers Championship • June 22-25, 2017 • TPC River Highlands • Cromwell, Conn. • Purse: $6,800,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Lincoln Land Charity Championship • June 22-25, 2017 • Panther Creek Country Club • Springfield, Ill. • Purse: $550,000
PGA Tour Champions: American Family Insurance Championship • June 23-25, 2017 • University Ridge Golf Club • Madison, Wis. • Purse: $2,000,000
Mackenzie Tour: Players Cup • July 6-9, 2017 • Pine Ridge Golf Club • Winnepeg, Manitoba • $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
72-68—140 (E)
 Money rank
89
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
missed cut
76-76—152 (+8)
 FedEx Cup Rank
167
Earnings
$216,708
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,124,831
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-46
74-70-76-71—291 (+3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
47
Earnings
$1,173,449
 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): 
$4,017,899
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-19
65-70-68-67—270 (-10)
 Money Rank
19
Earnings
$108,454
 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: 
$39,769.050
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-16
74-71-70-68—283 (-5)
 FedEx Cup Rank
28
Earnings
$2,063,659
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
182
Earnings
$157,895
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$71,138
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
T-7
64-67-68-68—267 (-13)
 Money rank
33
Earnings
$71,138
 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
51
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
missed cut
72-69—141 (+1)
 Money Rank
25
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
120
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
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
153
Earnings
$334,009
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$8,794
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
T-7
69-70-65-67—271 (-13)
 Money Rank
17
Earnings
$8,728