Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Oct. 18, 2016

THE FLATS - Richy Werenski and Roberto Castro, two of seven former Georgia Tech stars in the field for last weekend’s Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., tied for 35th place as the only Yellow Jackets to make the cut.

It was a solid debut for Werenski, who finished second in last year’s Web.com Tour earnings to gain his PGA Tour card. He shot 8-under-par 280 at the Safeway Open to earn a little over $23,000. Ollie Schniederjans, also making his rookie season debut after finishing sixth on the Web.com Tour in 2016, struggled to a 75-77 in the opening two rounds.

Castro, who advanced to the Tour Championship this year and finished 22nd in FedEx Cup points, was the only veteran former Jacket to make the cut, matching Werenski’s score. Stewart Cink, Bryce Molder, Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale were all in the field.


Watch Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski share their thoughts on beginning their rookie seasons on the PGA Tour>

Champions Tour: There was better news on the Senior Circuit, however, as Larry Mize tied for third place for the second consecutive week, this time at the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, has more than doubled his 2016 earnings over the past two weekends to $449,971 and boosted himself to 39th in Schwab Cup points. He is a collective 25-under-par over his last six rounds.

 

 


In the opening round of the 2016 SAS Championship, Larry Mize drops in a 14-foot birdie putt on the par-3 12th hole.

Web.com Tour: Three former Yellow Jackets – Seth Reeves, J.T. Griffin and Drew Czuchry – advanced to the second stage of the tour’s qualifying school last week. Reeves and Griffin both medaled at their respective events, Griffin finishing alone in first (275, -13) at Dothan, Ala., and Reeves tying for first with four other players (277, -11) at Pine Mountain, Ga. Czuchry tied for 17th at Pine Mountain to advance to the second stage.

First stage qualifying was conducted at 12 different venues. Second stage qualifying will be held Nov. 1-4 in Beaumont, Calif., and Mobile, Ala., and Nov. 8-11 at Brooksville, Fla., McKinney, Texas and Plantation, Fla. The final stage of Q-school is set for Dec. 8-11 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.

Track all the results in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament

PGA Tour Latino America: Bo Andrews made his first start of 2016 on the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica, tying for 29th place (283, +3) at the Roberto De Vicenzo Punta del Este Open in Maldonado, Urugray. The tour moves to Lima, Peru this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Safeway Open • October 13-16, 2016 • Silverado Country Club • Napa, Calif. • Purse: $6,000,000 • Winning Share: $1,080,000 • FedExCup Points: 500
Web.com Tour: Qualifying Tournament • Nov. 1-4 & 8-11, 2016 • five sites • Purse: n/a • Winning share: n/a
PGA Tour Champions: Power Shares QQQ Championship • October 28-30, 2016 • Sherwood Country Club • Thousand Oaks, Calif. • Purse: $2,000,000 • Winning Share: n/a
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: Lexus Peru Open • October 13-16, 2016 • Los Inkas Golf Club • Lima, Peru • Purse: $175,000 • Winning Share: $31,500
SwingThought.com Tour: National Pro Series/The Patriot at Grand Harbor • October 18-21, 2016 • The Patriot at Grand Harbor • Greenwood, S.C.

  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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 BO ANDREWS
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour LatinoAmerica
  Last Week
T-29
66-73-75-69—283 (+3)
 Money rank
163
Earnings
$1260
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,744,403
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-35
69-72-70-69—280 (-8)
 FedEx/Money Rank
T-35
Earnings
$23,516
 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
missed cut
72-70—142 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
T-70
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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-17
70-67-69-76—282 (-6)
 Money rank
advanced to 2nd stage
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: Web.com Q-school
  Last Week
1
66-72-71-66—275 (-13)
 eGolf/ST Money rank
advanced to 2nd stage
Earnings
n/a
 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 Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
14
Earnings
¥207,029
 MATT KUCHAR
 Sea Island, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2000
 Career earnings: 
$38,044,997
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
missed cut
70-72—142 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
T-70
Earnings
n/a
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,131,909
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
T-3
67-69-69—205 (-11)
 Schwab Cup Rank
39
Earnings
$449,971
 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
missed cut
72-70—142 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 SETH REEVES
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$15,966
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
 High School: Peachtree Ridge
 Status: Web.com Q-school
 Last week
T-1
68-66-72-71—277 (-11)
 Money rank
advanced to 2nd stage
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$507,819
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
75-77—152 (+8)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
did not play
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 NICHOLAS THOMPSON
 Coral Springs, Fla.
 Turned pro:
2005
 Career earnings: 
$5,729,979
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
 High School: Stoneman Douglas
 Status: PGA Tour/Web.com Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
n/a
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
69-74—143 (-1)
 FedEx Rank
T-70
Earnings
n/a
 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
n/a
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$447,247
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-35
69-70-69-72—280 (-8)
  Money rank
T-35
Earnings
23,516
 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
8
Earnings
$27,848