@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

June 24, 2015

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar tied his career-best finish with a tie for 12th at the 115th U.S. Open Championship last weekend at Chambers Bay, while recent graduate Ollie Schniederjans tied for 42nd place and Cameron Tringale tied for 54th.

The three former Yellow Jackets who played on the weekend tied for most of any Division I golf program in the nation. A fourth Tech alumnus, Roberto Castro, missed the 36-hole cut by two strokes.

Kuchar, who also tied for 12th last year at Pinehurst, N.C., opened with a 67 and closed with a 69, and lacked one shot of finishing in the top 10 and thereby earning an exemption into next year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Schniederjans, a two-time All-American at Tech who graduated in May, was solid throughout the weekend, firing rounds of 69-73-72-72 for a 7-over-par total of 287, tying Virginia’s Denny McCarthy as the second-low amateur. He ranked third in the field in driving distance at more than 332 yards and was seventh in birdies.

The only other circuits which conducted a tournament last weekend were the eGolf Tour, where 2014 graduate Bo Andrews posted his best finish – second place – with an 11-under-par total of 205, and the SwingThought.com Tour, where John-Tyler Griffin tied for 11th (-11) and Anders Albertson, who tied for 15th (-10) in his professional debut.

The rest of the tours resume their schedules this weekend, with the PGA Tour stopping in Cromwell, Conn., for the Travelers Championship, where two-time champion Stewart Cink (1997, 2008) is in the field with Castro, Bryce Molder and Nicholas Thompson. Troy Matteson and David Duval are alternates.

Former Tech players have accumulated more than $5.4 million in PGA Tour earnings this season, and six Yellow Jackets are currently among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points, which gets them into the first event in the playoffs. Matt Kuchar leads the group at No. 26, followed by Cameron Tringale (40), Chesson Hadley (64), Bryce Molder (99), Nicholas Thompson (117) and Cink (120).

 

 

Ollie Schniederjans update: The 2015 graduate will remain an amateur through the Open Championship, July 16-19 at St. Andrews, Scotland, where he has an exemption from having won the Mark H McCormack Medal last year. Schniederjans will travel overseas to play in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open the week before. After the Open Championship, he will begin playing as a professional.

Upcoming Events

Next PGA Tour event: Travelers Championship • June 25-28, 2015 • TPC River Highlands • Cromwell,Conn. • Purse: $6,400,000 • Winning Share: $1,152,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Next Web.com Tour event: Air Capital Classic • June 25-28, 2015 • Crestview Country Club • Wichita, Kan. • Purse: $600,000 • Winning Share: $108,000
Next Champions Tour event: U.S. Senior Open Championship • June 25-28, 2015 • Del Paso Country Club • Sacramento, Calif. • Purse: $3,500,000 • Winning Share: not determined
Next PGA Tour Canada event: Syncrude Boreal Open • June 25-28, 2015 • Fort McMurray Golf Club • Fort McMurray, Alberta • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31.500
Next eGolf Gateway Tour event: Mimosa Hills Open • June 24-27, 2015 • Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club • Morganton, N.C.
Next SwingThought.com Tour event: Callaway Gardens qualifier • July 6-8, 2015 • Callaway Gardens Mountain View Course • Pine Mountain, Ga.

This Week’s Hot Links
Open Season for Schniederjans
Current PGA Tour rankings via Rivals Cup (Georgia Tech is 6th)

  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: SwingThought
  Last Week
T-15th
68-72-70-68—278 (-10)
 Money rank
154
Earnings
$2,151
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf/SwingThought
  Last Week
2nd
71-71-63—205 (-11)
 Money rank
26/151
Earnings
$19,437/$2,215
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$3,979,763
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com
 Last Week
missed cut
74-72—146 (+6)
 FedEx/Money Rank
194/149
Earnings
$89,958/$6,381
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,418,824
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
120
Earnings
$345,317
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,167,804
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
237
Earnings
$7,613
 JOHN-TYLER GRIFFIN
 Wilson, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$52,151
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
 High School: Fike
 Status: eGolf /SwingThought
  Last Week
T-11th
70-68-71-68—277 (-11)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
56/75
Earnings
$10,689/$6,152
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,299,876
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
64
Earnings
$1,061,129
 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: PGA Tour Canada/SW
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
na/69
Earnings
na/$6,480
 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: 
$33,142,477
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-12th
67-73-72-69—281 (+1)
 FedEx Rank
26
Earnings
$1,691,329
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,006,582
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/86
Earnings
$28,800/$28,864
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,549,594
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
59
Earnings
$102,182
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,768,968
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
99
Earnings
$665,872
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought/Euro Challenge
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
51/172
Earnings
$9,214/na
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: SwingThought/eGolf/Web.com
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
122/168/na
Earnings
$3,007/$2,900/na
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$6,223,569
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
117
Earnings
$530,705
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,443,538
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-54th
75-68-74-74—291 (+11)
 FedEx Rank
40
Earnings
$1,424,744
 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 Series
 Last week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
127
Earnings
¥10,744
 MATT WEIBRING
 Plano, Texas
 Turned pro:
2002
 Career earnings: 
$1,614,587
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
88
Earnings
$30,895
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$33,623
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
81
Earnings
$33,623
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$40,109
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
T-42nd
73-70-75-68—286 (-2)
 Money Rank
8
Earnings
$23,606
 CHAN (SONG) WONGLUKIET
 Atlanta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2006
 Career earnings: 
$39,080
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Bradenton Academy (Orlando, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour China Series
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
108
Earnings
¥18,252