#ProJackets Golf Update

Castro now owns two course records at TPC Sawgrass, a 62 at Dye's Valley Course and a 63 at the Stadium Course.
Oct. 6, 2015

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar is on the United States team for this week’s Presidents Cup, a biennial competition between the United States and an International team composed of the top professional players from around the world outside of Europe. Kuchar is a member of the USA team for the third straight year, qualifying for the squad on points. He and Tiger Woods paired for foursomes and four-ball matches in 2013, winning three times.

The Presidents Cup is being contested at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon City, Korea. The United States has won the last seven Cups, dating back to 2000, and a Georgia Tech player has been on the USA team for every Presidents Cup since 1998, with one exception (2003). David Duval competed in 1998 and 2000, Stewart Cink in 2000, 2005, 2007 and 2009, and Matt Kuchar in 2011 and 2013.

Kuchar joins a United states team that includes Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Chris Kirk, J.B.Holmes, Bill Haas and PhilMickelson

PGA Tour: The fall segment of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season begins in two weeks, and Ollie Schniederjans has received exemptions into three events – the Frys.com Open Oct. 15-18 in Napa,Calif., the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nev., and the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss. The fall series includes seven events, ending Nov. 19-22 with the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Ga.

Web.com Tour - Roberto Castro regained a measure of PGA Tour status with his fifth-place finish in the Web.com Tour Finals. The 2007 Tech graduate played mostly on sponsor exemptions last year but accumulated enough FedEx Cup points to make the Web.com Finals, where he tied for ninth, second and 10th in the final three events of the four-tournament series. Last weekend, Castro closed with a 62 (-8) and tied for 10th at the Web.com Tour Championship.

 

 

Castro’s 62 gave him the course record at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. He already owns the course record at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass with a 63 in the opening round of The Players Championship in 2013.

Nicholas Thompson enjoyed a solid performance in the Web.com Tour Championship (T24), but finished the Finals in 76th place in earnings.

Web.com Tour Q-School - The first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School begins this week at four different sites, including Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., where Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews, Drew Czuchry, Kyle Scott and James White are competing. Follow results here.

Seth Reeves is in the field for the first-stage competition Oct. 13-16 at Highland Oaks in Dothan, Ala.

Richard Werenski, who finished 79th in the Web.com Tour regular-season money list, is exempt into the final stage of Q-School, Dec. 10-15 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Matt Weibring, who finished 87th in the regular-season earnings list, is exempt into the second stage, which is played Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20 at five different sites.

European Tour - Stewart Cink played his second European Tour event in the last month, tying for ninth place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with a 14-under-par score of 274, four shots off the pace and worth €82,856 … Ollie Schniederjans also played in the event but missed the cut … Bo Andrews played in the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in late September in Northampton, England but missed the 54-hole cut by two shots.

Amateur update - Former Tech player Mike Pearson (1996-99) qualified for this week’s United States Mid-Amateur Championship at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Fla. He tied for 54th place in the 36-hole stroke-play portion of the championship, qualifying for match play, then defeated Bryan Smith of Jay, Vt., 1-up, in the round of 64. Pearson lost 3&2 to Matt Sughrue of Arlington, Va., in the second round … Former U.S. Mid-Am finalist Carlton Forrester picked up his second victory in the prestigious Crump Cup Memorial Tournament, played since 1922 at Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, N.J.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: President’s Cup • October 8-11, 2015 • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea • Incheon City, South Korea • Purse: n/a • Winning Share: n/a • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Web.com Tour Q-School • October 6-9/13-16/20-23, 2015 • Various sites
Champions Tour: SAS Championship • October 9-11, 2015 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2,100,000 • Winning Share: $315,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
SwingThought.com Tour: season over

This Week’s Hot Links


Castro taps in for a final-round 62 at the Web.com Tour Championship

Official Presidents Cup site
Web.com Tour Q-School results
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 Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
154
Earnings
$8,813
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
MC (European Tour Q-School
75-78-72—225 (+9)
 Money rank
34
Earnings
$29,637
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$4,069,438
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
T-10th
70-70-70-62—272 (-8)
 FedEx/Money Rank
188/5
Earnings
$179,723/$130,785
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$33,513,527
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-9th (Eurupean Tour)
73-65-69-67—274 (-14)
 FedEx Rank
102
Earnings
$694,655
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: SwingThought.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
T-96
Earnings
$2,369
 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 Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
56
Earnings
$19,471
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$2,838,844
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
98
Earnings
$1,135,529
 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 Tour
  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: 
$33,885,712
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
19
Earnings
$2,774,170
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,023,486
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
225/114
Earnings
$42,450/$31,938
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$11,635,053
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: Champions Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
67
Earnings
$194,839
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$9,572,225
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
70
Earnings
$1,165,547
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$2,750
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Q-School
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 eGolf Money rank
69
Earnings
$18,578
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$160,107
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA/Web/Euro
  Last Week
MC (European Tour)
75-71-69—215 (-1)
  FedEx 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.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
130/188
Earnings
$10,517/$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: Web.com Finals
 Last Week
T-24th
67-69-70-69—275 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
T-82/76
Earnings
$667,185 (PGA Tour)/$10,976
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$7,577,133
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
36
Earnings
$1,837,164
 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 Q-School
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
87
Earnings
$52,161
 RICHARD WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$62,086
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  Money rank
79
Earnings
$62,086
 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
43
Earnings
$25,742
 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