Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Aug. 16, 2016

THE FLATS - Richy Werenski has been flying under the radar on the Web.com Tour since winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May, missing six cuts in eight events and earning less than $5,000. No one paid much attention last weekend either.

As the golf world focused on the Olympics last weekend and Georgia Tech fans celebrated Matt Kuchar’s stunning rally on Sunday to win the Bronze medal, Werenski quietly returned to form, firing rounds of 66-66 on the weekend to finish second by one shot at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo.

Werenski picked up $72,900 for the runner-up finish, his third of the 2016 season. In doing so, he traded places with Ollie Schniederjans on the Web.com Tour money list, re-claiming the No. 2 spot while Schniederjans fell to third after missing the cut. Anders Albertson tied for 17th place and made a modest gain to 51st on the money list.

It has been a feast-or-famine type of year for Werenski, who has made only eight cuts in 18 events, yet has a win and three seconds, and six total finishes in the top 25. Yet he has guaranteed himself a spot on the PGA Tour for 2016-17.

Werenski is taking this week off (News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn.) before traveling to Portland for next week’s final regular-season event.

“Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I just have to stick to my game plan and work on improving for when I get to the PGA TOUR next year,” he told PGA Tour.com. “That’s coming up quick, so I’m really focusing on getting better for that.”

PGA Tour: All of Tech’s current PGA Tour pros except Kuchar – Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley, Bryce Molder and Cameron Tringale – are in the field for this week’s Wyndham Classic, the last regular-season event of 2015-16 before the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin. Castro (56th), Molder (76th) and Tringale (101st) are in good position to play at The Barclays next week. Matt Kuchar, taking this week off after winning the bronze medal at the Olympics, is 16th.

Cink tied for 40th at the John Deere Classic last weekend, the only one of four former Yellow Jackets to make the cut, in his first action since the RBC Canadian Open in mid-July. The 1995 Tech graduate and 2010 Open Champion has played a limited schedule since his wife, Lisa, began undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship • August 18-21, 2016 • Sedgefield Country Club • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: $5,600,000 • Winning Share: $1,008,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: News Sentinel Open • August 18-21, 2016 • Fox Den Country Club • Knoxville, Tenn. • Purse: $550,000 • Winning share: $99,000
PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic • August 26-28, 2016 • TPC Snoqualmie Ridge • Snoqualmie, Wash. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,000
MacKenzie Tour: National Capital Open • August 18-21, 2016 • Hylands Golf Club • Ottawa, Ontario • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Flor de Cana Open • Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016 • Gucalito de La Isla • Gucalito de La Isla, Nicaragua • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Kandy Waters Memorial • Aug. 17-20, 2016 • The River Club • North Augusta, Ga.

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$82,9455
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-17
68-68-67-70—273 (-15)
 Money rank
51
Earnings
$82,945
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought/PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
T-35/MC (SW.com)
72-69—141 (-1)
 Money rank
23 (SW.com)
Earnings
$13,323
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$5,841,970
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
56
Earnings
$1,641,658
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,113,617
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-40
69-69-71-67—276 (-8)
 FedEx Rank
161
Earnings
$345,455
 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
missed cut
73-69—142 (E)
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$6,362
 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
 eGolf/ST Money rank
58
Earnings
$6,262
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,865,894
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
71-69—140 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
159
Earnings
$491,617
 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
70
Earnings
¥23,829
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$37,413,560
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
Bronze medal (Olympics)
69-70-69-63—271 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
16
Earnings
$3,271,732
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,059,890
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut (JD Classic)
79-72—151 (+9)
 FedEx/Money Rank
158
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,859,215
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-43 (U.S. Senior Open)
75-71-71-74—291 (+11)
 Schwab Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$177,277
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,602,351
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
76
Earnings
$1,333,707
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$14,764
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
27
Earnings
$14,764
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$505,692
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
72-69—141 (-3)
  Money rank
3
Earnings
$277,271
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$20,022
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
69-72—141 (-3)
  Money rank
142
Earnings
$15,493
 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
missed cut
70-76—146 (+2)
 FedEx Rank
T-241
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$8,920,023
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
101
Earnings
$1,064,066
 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
missed cut (JD Classic)
77-73—150 (+8)
 Money Rank
T-215
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$398,456
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
2
68-65-66-66—265 (-23)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$336,370
 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
T-11
68-71-66-70—275 (-9)
 Money Rank
10
Earnings
$21,638