Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

July 6, 2016

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar continued his steady climb up the FedEx Cup ladder over the weekend, firing a closing 66 to finish in a tie for third place at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and getting a big bump to 13th place on the FedEx Cup points list.

Kuchar birdied two of his final three holes and leaped nine spots from his position after 54 holes, chipping in from 48 feet on the 16th hole and holing a 12-foot birdie putt at the last.

Since the WGC match play event in late March, Kuchar has posted seven top-10 finishes in 10 events, moving from 71st in the standings to his current position, putting him in excellent position to make the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta for the seventh consecutive year. He also accumulated enough points to move from 10th to seventh in the United States standings for the Ryder Cup, which will be contested Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. The top eight earn automatic spots on the USA team, and Kuchar is bidding to represent his country for the third straight time.


Matt Kuchar closes round 4 with a birdie at Bridgestone


Kuchar holes his 48-foot chip shot for birdie on the par-5 16th hole.

The Tour takes an unplanned break this weekend because of the cancellation of the Greenbrier Classic due to the recent flooding in West Virginia and locally in the White Sulphur Springs area. Kuchar resumes play July 14-17 at The Open Championship at Royal Troon in Ayshire, Scotland, while other former Jackets will play in the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Ala.

The Web.com, Champions, MacKenzie and the SwingThought.com tours all were idle last weekend, so former Tech stars John-Tyler Griffin and Bo Andrews went back to their home state for the G Pro Tour’s event at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Griffin notched his first professional victory and earned $4,100 at the event with a 13-under-par score of 131 (36 holes). Andrews, who won a G Pro event in June, tied for ninth at 9-under 135.

 

 

PGA Tour China: Shun Yat Hak, a key member of Georgia Tech’s NCAA semifinal team as a freshman in 2013, made his second cut in three events on the PGA Tour China, tying for 24th place at last weekend’s Ping An Private Bank Wanda Open and moved up to 70th in that tour’s order of merit.

Amateur update: Incoming freshman Luke Schniederjans led a passel of Georgia Tech players participating in last week’s Dogwood Invitational, tying for 10th place at 11-under-par 277. Jacob Joiner (T-28), James Clark (T-37) and Andy Ogletree (T-41) all made the 36-hole cut at the Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, while returning players Michael Pisciotta, Tyler Joiner and Michael Hines came up short.

All seven of the above-mentioned Yellow Jackets have made the field for next week’s 100th Georgia State Amateur (July 12-17), which will be played at the Capital City Club.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Open Championship • July 14-17, 2016 • Royal Troon Golf Club • Ayshire, Scotland • Purse: $9,300,000 • Winning Share: n/a • FedExCup Points: 600
PGA Tour: Barbasol Championship • July 14-17, 2016 • Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (Grand National) • Auburn/Opelika, Ala. • Purse: $3,500,000 • Winning Share: $630,000 • FedExCup Points: 300
Web.com Tour: LECOM Health Challenge • July 7-10, 2016 • Peak’n Peak Rst (Upper Couse) • Findlay Lake, N.Y. • Purse: $600,000 • Winning share: $108,000
PGA Tour Champions: DICK’S Sporting Goods Open • July 8-10, 2016 • En-Joie Golf Club • Madison, Wis. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,000
MacKenzie Tour: Players Cup • July 7-10, 2016 • Niakwa Country Club • Winnepeg, Manitoba • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Grand Island Golf Club • July 13-16, 2016 • Grand Island Golf Club • Albany, Ga.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$69,988
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
38
Earnings
$69,988
 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
T-9 (GPro Tour)
69-66—135 (-9)
 Money rank
27
Earnings
$11,985
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$5,745,865
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
47
Earnings
$1,545,552
 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
153
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
53 (missed cut)
77-70=147 (+5)
 Money rank
60
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
1 (GPro Tour)
66-65—131 (-13)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
58
Earnings
$6,262
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,780,500
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
1-1--2
 FedEx Rank
162
Earnings
$406,224
 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 China
  Last Week
T-24
69-67-78-75—289 (+1)
 Money rank
69
Earnings
¥23,829
 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: 
$37,229,033
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-3
69-72-70-66—277 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
13
Earnings
$3,003,715
 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
T-32 (Barracuda)
3-6-12-1--22
 FedEx/Money Rank
144
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,850,290
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
52
Earnings
$168,352
 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
missed cut
-1-6--5
 FedEx Rank
63
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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
30
Earnings
$6,364
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$473,865
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
3
Earnings
$245,173
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$14,507
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
140
Earnings
$9,977
 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: 
$8,775,913
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-35
4-6-7-4--21
 FedEx Rank
101
Earnings
$919,956
 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
T-215
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$332,381
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$263,470
 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
10
Earnings
$20,363