Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Aug. 30, 2016

THE FLATS - Recent Georgia Tech graduates Richy Werenski and Ollie Schniederjans officially received their PGA Tour cards Sunday following the completion of play at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, joining the six current Tour members for the 2016-17 season.

That means the duo will have a busy fall participating in as many of the Tour’s first seven events in October and November, attempting to accumulate as much money and FedEx Cup points as possible before the Tour’s top players return to regular action in January.

Werenski, who won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May, had a chance to take over the top spot in earnings with a victory over the weekend with a victory. He moved into a tie for the lead on Sunday but settled back into a tie for 11th place and finished the Web.com Tour’s regular season as the No. 2 earner with $351,770. Schniederjans opened the tournament with scores of 69-67, but stumbled on the weekend and finished 74th. He wound up No. 6 in earnings with $279,127.

Former Yellow Jacket Anders Albertson, who finished 55th in earnings on the Web.com Tour this year, will participate in the Finals along with Schniederjans and Werenski.

The Web.com Tour has this week off before beginning its four-event Finals next weekend at the DAP Championship in Beachwood, Ohio. Players who finished among the top 25 in regular-season earnings, while having earned their PGA Tour cards, are still playing for different levels of status with their performance in the Finals. The player who finished the Finals No. 1 in combined regular-season and Finals earnings will be fully exempt on the PGA Tour in 2016-17.

 

 

With the week off between the regular-season and Finals, Schniederjans went through a media tour in the New York area Monday and Tuesday, which included ringing the closing bell of the NASDAQ stock exchange. He also appeared on business programs airing on the CNBC and Bloomberg networks.

FedEx Cup Playoffs: Matt Kuchar was the only one of four Yellow Jackets to make the cut in the opening round at The Barclays last weekend at Bethpage State Park, but Roberto Castro and Bryce Molder joined Kuchar in moving on to the second stage this week, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., outside of Boston.

Kuchar struggled on the Black Course, opening with a pair of 1-over-par 72s to open before shooting 76 on Saturday. He closed strong with a 69 Sunday. Castro dropped to 64th in the FedEx Cup rankings, while Molder fell to No. 94. The top 70 in points following the Deutsche Bank this weekend move on to the BMW Championship next weekend in Carmel, Ind.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Deutsche Bank Championship • September 2-5, 2016 • TPC Boston • Norton, Mass. • Purse: $8,500,000 • Winning Share: $1,530,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: DAP Championship • September 8-11, 2016 • Canterbury Golf Club • Beachwood, Ohio • Purse: $1,000,000 • Winning share: $180,000
PGA Tour Champions: Shaw Charity Classic • September 2-4, 2016 • Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club • Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Purse: $2,350,000 • Winning Share: $352,500
MacKenzie Tour: Cape Breton Open • September 1-4, 2016 • Bell Bay Golf Club • Baddeck, Nova Scotia • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: Flor de Cana Open • September 1- 4, 2016 • Gucalito de La Isla • Gucalito de La Isla, Nicaragua • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour China: Yulongwan Yunnan Open • September 1- 4, 2016 • Yulongwan Golf Club • Yunnan, Kungming • Purse: n/a • Winning Share: n/a
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Q-School Prep Event • September 13-15, 2016 • Callaway Gardens (Mountain View Course) • Pine Mountain, 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
missed cut
74-67—141 (-1)
 Money rank
55
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-21 (SW.com)
74-70-67-72—283 (-5)
 Money rank
28 (SW.com)
Earnings
$14,808
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$5,911,970
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
73-73—146 (+4)
 FedEx/Money Rank
64
Earnings
$1,711,658
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,206,017
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
147
Earnings
$437,855
 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-23
70-68-76-70—284 (-4)
 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
66
Earnings
$6,262
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,878,270
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
159
Earnings
$503,993
 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: 
$37,514,815
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-64
72-72-76-69—289 (+5)
 FedEx Rank
23
Earnings
$3,289,497
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
158
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,881,739
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-43
78-65-72—215 (-1)
 Schwab Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$199,801
 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
missed cut
75-73—148 (+6)
 FedEx Rank
94
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
31
Earnings
$14,764
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$507,819
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-74
69-67-77-76—289 (+5)
  Money rank
6
Earnings
$279,127
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-26
73-67-71-65—276 (-8)
  Money rank
135
Earnings
$21,417
 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
did not play
n/a)
 FedEx Rank
T-244
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
missed cut
78-73—151 (+9)
 FedEx Rank
112
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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
T-215
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$413,856
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
T-11
68-69-65-71—273 (-11)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$351,770
 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-14
67-73-68-70—278 (-10)
 Money Rank
7
Earnings
$27,848