@GT_Golf - #ProJackets Update

Stewart Cink looks to hold position in FedEx Cup standings at Wyndham Championship.
Aug. 18, 2015

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar earned his best finish in a major this year when he tied for seventh place at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits last weekend.

The 2000 Tech graduate shot three 68s and at one point moved into the top five on Sunday in finishing with a 12-under-par 276 total. Kuchar had previously finished in a tie for 12th at the U.S. Open. The finish was worth $293,000, pushing him past $2 million for the year and improving his FedEx Cup points standing to 24th, which if he can maintain, will put him in the field for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Chesson Hadley tied for 61st at 1-over-par 289 in his only major appearance of the year. He improved to 76th in FedEx Cup points, which will carry him through the first two weeks of the FedEx Cup playoffs – The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship. He needs to move into the top 70 in order to compete in the BMW Championship, the third stage of the playoffs.

Currently, six former Tech players are in position to make the field for The Barclays (Aug. 27-30) – Kuchar (24), Cameron Tringale (56), Hadley (76), Bryce Molder (88), Stewart Cink (112) and Nicholas Thompson (123). The top 100 following The Barclays advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship, the top 70 to the BMW Championship and the top 30 to the Tour Championship finale.

Cink, Hadley, Molder and Thompson are in the field for this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., the last regular-season event on the PGA Tour for 2015. They will be joined by Roberto Castro (188) and Ollie Schniederjans, who is attempting to earn the equivalent number of FedEx Cup points to the No. 200 position, which will allow him to compete in the Web.com Tour Finals, beginning Aug. 28-31 with the Hotel Fitness Championship.

 

 

WEB.COM TOUR UPDATE

Matt Weibring (T23), Richard Werenski (T51) and Troy Matteson (T51) all made the cut at last weekend’s Price Cutter Charity Classic, however, none of them are currently in position to reach the Web.com Tour Finals. The top 75 in earnings on the Web.com Tour qualify for the finals along with PGA Tour members who finish No. 126-200 in FedEx Cup points, and non-members who accumulate the equivalent number of points to finish in that range.

Weibring is currently the closest to qualifying, sitting at No. 82, while Werenski is No. 93 in his rookie season and Matteson is No. 114. They have two more events to boost their earnings, this week’s News Sentinel Open in Knoxville and next week’s WinCo Foods Portland Open in Portland, Ore.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship • August 20-23, 2015 • Sedgefield Country Club • Greensboro, N.C. • Purse: $5,400,000 • Winning Share: $972,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: News Sentinel Open • August 20-23, 2015 • Fox Den Country Club • Knoxville, Tenn. • Purse: $550,000 • Winning Share: $99,000
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic • August 21-23, 2015 • TPC Snoqualmie Ridge • Snoqualmie, Wash. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,000
MacKenzie Tour: National Capital Open • August 20-23, 2015 • Hylands Golf Club • Ottawa, Canada • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: Kandy Waters Memorial Classic • August 19-22, 2015 • The River Golf Club • North Augusta, S.C.

This Week’s Hot Links

Kuchar got to 13-under with this putt during his final round Sunday
Kuchar’s press conference following opening-round 68
Hadley sinks putt from the fringe to open his final round
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.com
  Last Week
T-28th
74-67-67-71—279 (-5)
 Money rank
154
Earnings
$5,502
 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
22
Earnings
$28,647
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$3,694,471
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
184/174
Earnings
$168,545/$6,381
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,735,162
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
112
Earnings
$661,655
 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
T-38th
70-71-73-68—282 (-2)
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$1,069
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
231
Earnings
$36,839
 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
$18,454
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,823,004
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-61st
73-71-70-75—289 (+3)
 FedEx Rank
76
Earnings
$1,119,689
 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: MacKenzie/SwingThought
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
na/63
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
236
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$33,370,087
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-7th
68-72-68-68—276 (-12)
 FedEx Rank
24
Earnings
$2,258,545
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$9,314,581
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-51st
69-69-70-69—277 (-11)
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/114
Earnings
$42,450/$28,684
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,552,801
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
67
Earnings
$105,389
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,345,652
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
88
Earnings
$938,974
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com
 Last week
T-13th
70-69-68-69—276 (-8)
 eGolf Money rank
52
Earnings
$11,637
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$160,107
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
$160,107
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$4,530
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: SwingThought/ Web.com
  Last Week
12th
70-66-71-68—275 (-9)
  Money rank
122/180/182
Earnings
$8,717/$4,530
 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
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
123
Earnings
$667,185
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,507,586
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
78-74—152 (+8)
 FedEx Rank
56
Earnings
$1,510,762
 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: 
$1,629,774
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
69-68—137 (-5)
 Money Rank
89
Earnings
$46,081
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$48,746
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-33rd
65-66-71-69—271 (-13)
  Money rank
93
Earnings
$41,921
 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
missed cut
69-75—144 (+2)
 Money Rank
9
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