Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Sept. 19, 2016

THE FLATS - For the third time in the 10-year history of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, two Georgia Tech alumni will tee it up at East Lake Golf Club for the season-ending Tour Championship. This year, Roberto Castro joins playoff finale regular Kuchar in the 30-player field when the event begins Thursday.

For Castro, No. 21 in FedEx Cup points, he is making his second appearance in the Tour Championship and first since 2013, when he also finished No. 21 in FedEx Cup points. He tied for ninth that year in the tournament, closing with a 65. Castro earned his spot by finishing third at the BMW Championship two weeks ago.

Kuchar, No. 16 in the points standings, has made it for the seventh consecutive year. The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist tied for 10th last year at East Lake, matching his career best finish in the event. He secured his spot this week by tying for fourth at the BMW Championship.

Following the Tour Championship, Kuchar will head immediately to Minnesota for the Ryder Cup, in which captain Davis Love last week named him one of his first three captain’s picks for the USA team, which will compete against Europe Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.


 

 

Web.com Tour: Ollie Schniderjans was the only one of five Tech alums to make the cut at last weekend’s Albertson’s Boise Open, the second of four playoff events on the Web.com Tour. The 2015 Tech grad started strong at 66-69 but settled for a tie for 61st. Richy Werenski, Anders Albertson, Nicholas Thompson and Chesson Hadley all went home after Friday’s round.

The top 25 earners at the end of the four-event series, which culminates with the Web.com Tour Championship, Oct. 6-9 at Atlantic Beach, Fla., will earn status on the PGA Tour along with the regular-season top 25 money winners. Werenski and Schniederjans, who finished second and sixth in the regular season and have already earned their cards, can enhance their status (i.e.: get into more events) with high finishes in the Finals.

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, continues to roll after securing his third straight top-10 finish last weekend at the PingAn Bank Open. Hak finished solo fourth after firing an 18-under-par 270, four shots off the lead, and has carded eight consecutive subpar rounds. He earned ¥57,600 to boost his position on the order of merit to No. 14 with four events to play.

Elsewhere: Seth Reeves, 35th in earnings on the MacKenzie Tour, earned his fourth top-25 finish of the season by tying for 16th place (11-under-par 269) at the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ontario … Kyle Scott (third) and Drew Czuchry (T-4) earned top-5 finishes in last weekend’s Callaway Gardens Classic, a SwingThought.com Tour event at the site of the first stage of Q-school for the Web.com Tour.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Tour Championship • September 22-25, 2016 • East Lake Golf Club • Atlanta, Ga. • Purse: $8,500,000 • Winning Share: $1,530,000 • FedExCup Points: 2,000
Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Championship • September 22-25, 2016 • Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course) • Columbus, Ohio • Purse: $1,000,000 • Winning share: $180,000
PGA Tour Champions: Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship • September 23-25, 2016 • Bear Mountain Resort • Victoria, British Columbia. • Purse: $2,500,000 • Winning Share: $375,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
PGA Tour China: Clearwater Bay Open • November 3-6, 2016 • Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club • Hong Kong, China • Purse: ¥1,200,000 • Winning Share: n/a
PGA Tour LatinoAmerica: 63 Aberto do Brasil • September 22-25, 2016 • Rio de Janeiro Golf Course • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/Cascade Mountains Classic • September 27-29, 2016 • North Bellingham Golf Club • North Bellingham, Wash.

  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
69-73—142 (E)
 Money rank
T-84
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: 
$6,554,287
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
21
Earnings
$2,353,974
 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
season over
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-4
66-67-71—204 (-12)
 Money rank
60
Earnings
$7,662
 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: 
$3,887,642
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
73-71—144 (+2)
 FedEx Rank
T-37
Earnings
$9,372
 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
4
64-66-69-71—270 (-18)
 Money rank
14
Earnings
¥207,029
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$37,861,397
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
16
Earnings
$3,636,078
 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
season over
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
158
Earnings
$10,155
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,883,259
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-71
73-77-74—224 (+9)
 Schwab Cup Rank
60
Earnings
$201,321
 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
season over
n/a
 FedEx Rank
89
Earnings
$1,353,385
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$15,966
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
 Last week
T-16
70-64-69-66—269 (-11)
 Money rank
35
Earnings
$18,966
 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-61
66-69-73-73—281 (-3)
  Money rank
6
Earnings
$281,687
 KYLE SCOTT
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 Turned pro:
2011
 Career earnings: 
$25,946
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Edenglen
 Status: Web.com
  Last Week
3 (SW.com)
68-69-66—203 (-13)
  Money rank
135
Earnings
$21,417
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,729,979
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
missed cut
69-74—143 (+1))
 FedEx Rank
T-37
Earnings
$9,372
 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
season over
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 Finals
  Last Week
missed cut
70-72—142 (E)
  Money rank
2
Earnings
$354,820
 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