Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

July 12, 2016

THE FLATS - Good things come to those who wait, it seems. While Matt Kuchar has played extremely well over the last few months, he has put himself in position to grab a spot on the United States team for the Ryder Cup and play in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Kuchar, one of two Tech alumni in The Open Championship this week at Royal Troon, also has risen to No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking, thanks to his birdie-par-birdie finish two weeks ago at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. His resulting tie for third place in that event put him in position Monday to claim a spot on the United States contingent for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The spot was vacated by the withdrawal of Jordan Spieth. Kuchar ranks eighth in Olympic qualification points among those who will tee it up Aug. 11-14 in Rio, and joined Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed on the USA team.

Barring any further withdrawals, here is the full 60-player field for the Olympics. The two-year qualification period ended Sunday.

At Royal Troon, Kuchar is paired for the first two rounds with Graeme McDowell and Andrew Johnston. He tied for 58th place last year, and his high finish in the Open Championship is a tie for ninth place in 2012. David Duval, the 2001 Open Champion, is paired with 1985 champion Sandy Lyle and 2016 British Amateur champion Scott Gregory.

PGA Tour: The alternate event on the PGA Tour this weekend is the Barbasol Championship, played at the Grand National course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, Ala. Richy Werenski earned an exemption into this event last year after winning the "Big Break -- The Palm Beaches" on the Golf Channel. This year, Roberto Castro, Chesson Hadley, Troy Matteson and Cameron Tringale are in the field. See tee times here.

 

 

Web.com Tour: Three former Yellow Jackets -- Ollie Schniederjans, Anders Albertson and Kyle Scott -- made the cut at last weekend's LECOM Health Challenge in upstate New York, with Schniederjans leading the way with a T-37 finish. Schniederjans remains third in the Web.com Tour money list while Werenski, who missed the cut, remains No. 2.


Following his second-round 67 at the 2016 LECOM Health Challenge, Ollie Schniederjans talks about his play through two days.


In the opening round of the 2016 LECOM Health Challenge, Nicholas Thompson holes a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th hole.

Amateur update: Rising junior James Clark led a trio of Yellow Jackets in last weekend's Eastern Amateur in Portsmouth, Va., tying for sixth place with an 8-under-par score of 272.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour/European 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: Lincoln Land Charity Championship • July 14-17, 2016 • Panther Creek Country Club • Springfield, Ill. • Purse: $550,000 • Winning share: $99,000
PGA Tour Champions: Senior Open Championship • July 21-24, 2016 • Carnoustie Golf Club • Carnoustie, Scotland • Purse: $2,100,000 • Winning Share: n/a
MacKenzie Tour: Staal Foundation Open • July 14-17, 2016 • Whitewater Golf Club • Thunder Bay, Ontario • 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
T-45
71-67-68-75--281 (-7)
 Money rank
44
Earnings
$71,838
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$5,337
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
missed cut
72-71--143 (-1)
 FedEx/Money Rank
149
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
did not play
n/a
 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
missed cut
71-71--142 (E)
 Money rank
37
Earnings
$6,364
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$476,996
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-37
68-67-74-71--280 (-8)
  Money rank
3
Earnings
$248,304
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$16,099
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-54
69-71-72-71--283 (-5)
  Money rank
143
Earnings
$11,569
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,720,607
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com
 Last Week
72-70--142 (-2)
n/a
 FedEx Rank
T-220
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
did not play
n/a
 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
missed cut
75-69--144 (E)
  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