@GT_GOLF - #ProJackets Update

Matt Kuchar is currently ranked 26th in FedEx Cup points.
Aug. 25, 2015

THE FLATS - Five Georgia Tech alumni are among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points in the PGA Tour following last weekend's Wyndham Championship and have secured their spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin this week with The Barclays in Plainfield, N.J.

Matt Kuchar, ranked 26th in FedEx Cup points, would qualify to compete all the way through the season-ending Tour Championship if he maintains or improves his current standing. Also in the field for The Barclays are Cameron Tringale (57th), Chesson Hadley (83rd), Bryce Molder (92nd) and Stewart Cink (116th).

The top 100 individuals in Fed Ex Cup points after The Barclays advance to the second stage, the Deutsche Bank Championship, next week. The top 70 following Deutsche Bank compete in the BMW Championship Sept. 17-20, and the top 30 after the BMW come to Atlanta to play at East Lake Golf Club Sept. 24-27.

Only two of six Tech competitors made the cut at the Wyndham -- Molder tied for 59th and Roberto Castro tied for 66th. Tech had one casualty following the Wyndham -- Nicholas Thompson, who began the weekend at No. 123 in FedEx Cup points, missed the cut and fell to No. 131. Castro, with limited PGA Tour status this year, stands 188th in points and has qualified for the four-event Web.com Tour finals, which begins Sept. 10-13.

Champions Tour - Larry Mize posted his best finish of 2015 by tying for 18th place at the Boeing Championship in Seattle. Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, opened with a 67 to lead after 18 holes, and posted his fourth top-25 finish in 14 events this year. He ranks 70th in earnings on the Champions Tour.

 

 

Web.com Tour - Richard Werenski shot 13-under-par 271, including a third-round 63, and tied for 13th last weekend at the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., improving to 80th in Web.com Tour earnings for 2015. Matt Weibring missed the cut and slipped to 84th. With one event remaining, both need a top-10 finish in order to move into the top 75 and make the field for the Web.com Tour finals.

Ollie Schniederjans did not qualify for the Web.com Tour finals after missing the cut, by one stroke, at the Wyndham Championship. Schniederjans accumulated 99 FedEx Cup points in the four events PGA Tour he played, equivalent to No. 202 on the points list. He needed to be equivalent to the No. 200 position or higher in order to qualify for the Web.com finals. His next step will be to enter the Web.com Tour qualifying school in December, and he is allowed up to seven exemptions each into European Tour, PGA Tour and Web.com Tour events this fall and spring.

SwingThought.com - Anders Albertson (T9, -15), Seth Reeves (T24, -10), John-Tyler Griffin (T42, -6) and Bo Andrews (49th, -4) all earned money in last weekend's Kandy Waters Memorial Classic in North Augusta, S.C. Albertson shot rounds of 70-66-66-67 and finished seven shots off the pace. Four events remain on the 2015 schedule.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: The Barclays • August 27-30, 2015 • Plainfield Country Club • Edison, N.J. • Purse: $8,250,000 • Winning Share: $1,485,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: WinCo Foods Portland Open • August 27-30, 2015 • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club • North Plains, Ore. • Purse: $800,000 • Winning Share: $144,000
Champions Tour: DICK'S Sporting Goods Open • August 28-30, 2015 • En-Joie GolfClub • Edicott, N.Y. • Purse: $1,900,000 • Winning Share: $285,000
MacKenzie Tour: The Great Waterway Classic • August 27-30, 2015 • Loyalist Golf and Country Club • Kingston, Canada • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: Woodcreek Classic • August 26-29, 2015 • The Members Club at Woodcreek & Wildewood • Elgin, S.C. • Purse: $140,000

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Larry Mize grabbed the early lead at the Boeing Classic after his opening 67 last Friday

One stroke changes Schniederjans' career path (Golf Channel)

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-9th
70-66-66-67--269 (-15)
 Money rank
15
Earnings
$4,745
 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
49th
70-69-72-69--280 (-4)
 Money rank
86th
Earnings
$990
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,069,438
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA/Web.com
 Last Week
T-66th
67-70-71-72--280 (E)
 FedEx/Money Rank
188/177
Earnings
$179,723/$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
missed cut
69-70--139 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
116
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
74th
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
T-42nd
68-65-74-71--278 (-6)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
77
Earnings
$1,017
 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
missed cut
69-70--139 (-1)
 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
26
Earnings
$2,258,545
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,023,486
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: PGA/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
T-60th
67-71-70-74--282 (-2)
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/114
Earnings
$42,450/$31,938
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,580,001
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
T-18th
67-73-72--212 (-4)
 Money Rank
70
Earnings
$132,589
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,357,478
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-59th
66-67-73-71--277 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
92
Earnings
$950,800
 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-24th
68-68-70-68--274 (-10)
 eGolf Money rank
20
Earnings
$3,984
 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
missed cut
71-67--138 (-2)
  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
30/188
Earnings
$2,810/$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
missed cut
71-69--140 (E)
 FedEx Rank
131
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
57
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: 
$1,635,583
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-2002
 High School: Bishop Lynch
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
70-72--142 (E)
 Money Rank
84
Earnings
$52,161
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$53,766
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-13th
67-71-63-70--271 (-13)
  Money rank
80
Earnings
$53,766
 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
69-72--141 (-1)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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