Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Sept. 6, 2016

THE FLATS - Roberto Castro and Matt Kuchar have advanced to the BMW Championship, the third leg of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin Thursday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. Castro tied for 24th last weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, while Kuchar tied for 46th.

Kuchar fell five spots to 28th in FedEx Cup points, and needs a high finish this week to remain among the top 30 and play in the finale, the Tour Championship, next week at East Lake Golf Club. Castro, who is 53rd in FedEx Cup points, likely needs a top-10 finish at Crooked Stick to have a chance.

Bryce Molder saw his 2015-16 season come to end after finishing in a tie for 53rd at the Deutsche Bank Championship, despite improving to 89th in points. Only the top 70 players advanced to the BMW Championship.


In the second round of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, Roberto Castro hits his 112-yard approach shot on the par-4 1st hole to 12 feet, then rolls in the putt for birdie.


In the final round of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, Matt Kuchar finishes his day with birdie on the par-4 9th hole.

 

 

Web.com Tour: Four Georgia Tech alumni, led by Richy Werenski, who ranks No. 2 in earnings on the Web.com Tour this season, and Ollie Schniederjans, who ranks No. 6, begin play this weekend in the Web.com Finals at the DAP Championship at the Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio. It is the first of four events that culminates in the Web.com Tour Championship, Oct. 6-9 at Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Werenski, who won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May, and Schniederjans, who won the Air Capital Classic in June, have already received their PGA Tour cards for 2016-17 but can enhance their status (i.e.: get into more events) with high finishes in the Finals.

Former Yellow Jacket Anders Albertson, who finished 55th in earnings on the Web.com Tour this year, Chesson Hadley, who finished 159th in FedEx Cup points on the PGA Tour, and Nicholas Thompson, who missed much of the Web.com Tour season due to injury, will participate in the Finals along with Schniederjans and Werenski. The top 25 players in earnings over the four-event Web.com Finals will earn PGA Tour cards for 2016-17.

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 finishes the Finals No. 1 in combined regular-season and Finals earnings will be fully exempt on the PGA Tour in 2016-17.

PGA Tour China: Shun Yat Hak, who helped Georgia Tech reach the semifinals of the NCAA Championship when it was held in Atlanta in 2013, notched his best finish of the season, a tie for eighth place at the Yulongwan Yunnan Open. His 13-under-par total of 271, which began with a first-round 63, netted him ¥36,000 and increased his season take to ¥59,829, good for 38th place on the tour’s order of merit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: BMW Championship • September 8-11, 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: Nature Valley First Tee Open • September 16-18, 2016 • Pebble Beach Golf Links • Monterrey, Calif. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: $300,00
MacKenzie Tour: Niagara Championship • September 8-11, 2016 • Cherry Hill Club • Fort Erie, Ontario • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: San Luis Championship • September 8-11, 2016 • La Loma Golf Club • San Luis Potosi, Mexico • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
PGA Tour China: Chongqing Jiangnan NewTown KingRun Open • September 8-11, 2016 • KingRun Nanshan Golf Club • Chongqing, China • Purse: ¥1,200,000 • 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
28 (SW.com)
Earnings
$14,808
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$5,976,287
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-24
67-69-72-70—278 (-6)
 FedEx/Money Rank
53
Earnings
$1,775,974
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
63-65-69-74—271 (-13)
n/a
 Money rank
70
Earnings
¥59,829
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$37,537,547
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-46
70-67-73-71—281 (-3)
 FedEx Rank
28
Earnings
$3,312,228
 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
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
55
Earnings
$199,801
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,622,028
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-53
70-67-75-70—282 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
89
Earnings
$1,353,385
 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
missed cut
74-77—151 (+7)
 Money rank
34
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
did not play
n/a
  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
did not play
n/a
  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
season over
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
  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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
7
Earnings
$27,848