Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Vincent Whaley, who graduated from Tech last spring, and three other former Jackets begin Web.com Tour Qualifying School this week.
Oct. 10, 2017

THE FLATS - Chesson Hadley made his return to the PGA Tour a strong one over the weekend, while all four Yellow Jackets in the field at the Safeway Open made the cut and got a head start on the 2017-18 FedEx Cup race.

Hadley capitalized on a second-round 61, his best ever on Tour, to post a 12-under-par 276 and tie for third place with Phil Mickelson, three strokes behind winner Brendan Steele. Ollie Schniederjans, trying to build on a fine rookie campaign in which he finished 60th in FedEx Cup points, tied for 17th place at 7-under-par 281, while Ricky Werenski, No. 106 last year as a rookie, tied for 37th place at 284 (-4). Cameron Tringale, who wound up No. 37 on the priority list among the 50 who earned PGA Tour status following the Web.com Finals, tied for 43rd place.

Schniederjans and Werenski will travel across the Pacific this week to join Stewart Cink for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the beginning of a three-week Asian swing. Cink is coming off a tremendous comeback year in which he nearly advanced to the Tour Championship and collected more than $1.4 million in earnings.


In Round 2 of the 2017 Safeway Open, Chesson Hadley shot a career low round as well as a course record and is one shot off the lead.


Following a third-round 70 at the Safeway Open, Chesson Hadley talks about the difficulty of following up his second-round of 61.

 

 


In the second round of the 2017 Safeway Open, Ollie Schniederjans drops his 184-yard tee shot inside a foot on the par-3 11th hole, resulting in a tap-in birdie.

Web.com Tour: Anders Albertson, Seth Reeves and Nicholas Thompson, each of whom finished in the top 75 in regular-season earnings on the Web.com Tour in 2017, retain full status for the 2018 season, which begins in January. Meanwhile, the Web.com Tour qualifying school has already begun, with first-stage events taking place at five venues last weekend and several more beginning this week. Bo Andrews, J.T. Griffin and Vincent Whaley began first-stage qualifying Tuesday in Kannapolis, N.C., while Drew Czuchry is in the field at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: CIMB Classic • October 12-15, 2017 • TPC Kuala Lumpur • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Purse: $7,000,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic • January 13-16, 2018 • Sandals Emerald Bay • Great Exuma, Bahamas • Purse: $600,000
PGA Tour Champions: SAS Championship • October 13-15, 2017 • Prestonwood Country Club • Cary, N.C. • Purse: $2,000,000
Mackenzie Tour: season over

  PLAYER LAST WEEK SEASON STATS
 ANDERS ALBERTSON
 Woodstock, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$162,510
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Etowah
 Status: Web.com Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
T76 (34th in finals)
Earnings
$79,564
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: no status
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,593,585
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
172 on PGA Tour (30th in Web.com Finals)
Earnings
$367,362
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,415,305
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DREW CZUCHRY
 Auburn, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: home schooled
 Status: Mini-Tours
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 DAVID DUVAL
 Denver, Colo.
 Turned pro:
1993
 Career earnings: 
$19,196,243
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
 High School: Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$4,234,200 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-3
72-61-70-73—276 (-12)
 Money Rank
T-3
Earnings
$395,600
 SHUN YAT HAK
 Hong Kong, China
 Turned pro:
2013
 Career earnings: 
¥251,305
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$41,987,880
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 TROY MATTESON
 Austin, Texas
 Turned pro:
2003
 Career earnings: 
$10,072,266
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
 High School: L.C. Anderson
 Status: no status
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,478,671
 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
$294,201
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$82,953
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
60 (67 in finals)
Earnings
$82,953
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$2,235,210
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-17
70-69-72-70—281 (-7)
  FedEx Cup rank
T-17
Earnings
$70,849
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings (PGA + Web.com): 
$6,512,246 (combined)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
32 (72 in finals)
Earnings
$131,848
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,709,615
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: Web.com Tour Finals
 Last Week
T-43
71-71-67-76—285 (-3)
 FedEx Cup Rank
T-43
Earnings
$18,476
 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
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$924,367
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-37
73-68-72-71—284 (-4)
  FedEx Cup rank
T-37
Earnings
$27,280
 JAMES WHITE
 Acworth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2012
 Career earnings: 
$14,442
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-12
 High School: Harrison
 Status: MacKenzie Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
45
Earnings
$13,296