Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report

Matt Kuchar contended at the HSBC Champions before a final round 78 dropped into a tie for 31st.
Oct. 31, 2017

THE FLATS - Chesson Hadley looks like he’s back on the PGA Tour to stay, if his first two fall tournaments are any indication … Matt Kuchar makes his 2017-18 debut in a WGC event in Shanghai … Second stage qualifying for the Web.com Tour begins this week … all this and more in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

Hadley, a 2010 Georgia Tech graduate earned his second top-5 finish last weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship and stands No. 6 in FedEx Cup points. The three-time All-American shot 14-under-par 274 to finish second alone in Jackson, Miss.

Hadley won twice on the Web.com Tour last year, earning his way back onto the PGA Tour with full exempt status after compiling the most combined money for the regular season and Web.com Finals. He tied for third in the Safeway Open, which opened the 2017-18 PGA Tour season in early October, and is a collective 26-under-par over eight rounds, earning $824,000. That’s nearly $300,000 more than his combined haul last season on the Web.com Tour.


In the final round of the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, Chesson Hadley from 281 yards hits it to within 5 feet of the flag to setup eagle on the par-5 14th hole.


Following his third-round 68 at the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, Chesson Hadley talks about his day and the miss-hit iron that occurred on No. 12.

 

 

Meanwhile, two former Tech All-Americans – Troy Matteson and Nicholas Thompson – competed at the Sanderson Farms event on sponsor exemptions, Thompson tying for 65th, and Cameron Tringale tied for 53rd. Matteson and Richy Werenski missed the cut.

Hadley, Tringale and Werenski are back in action this week at the Shriners Children’s Hospital Open in Las Vegas.

Matt Kuchar made his 2017-18 debut last weekend, competing in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, China. In his first action since the Presidents Cup, Kuchar was in contention for the first three days before slipping to a 78 in the final round and tying for 31st place.


In the opening round of the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, Troy Matteson from 96 yards sticks it to within inches for a tap-in birdie on the par-4 15th hole.


In the opening round of the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, Nicholas Thompson strikes a lovely putt from 25-feet to card birdie on the par-4 12th hole.

Web.com Tour: Bo Andrews, Drew Czuchry, J.T. Griffin, Vincent Whaley and James White all advanced out of the first stage of qualifying school for the Web.com Tour two weeks ago (their scores and finish are listed below) and will compete in second stage qualifying events this week and next. Two of the five venues hold qualifiers Oct. 31-Nov. 3, and Griffin is in the field at Dothan, Ala., which began Tuesday. The other three sites conduct their qualifiers Nov. 7-10.

Survivors advance to the final stage Dec. 7-10 in Chandler, Ariz., where the top 45 finishers (and ties) earn full status on the Web.com Tour for 2018.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Shriners Hospital for Children Open • November 2-5, 2017 • TPC Summerlin • Las Vegas, Nev. • Purse: $6,800,000 • 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: Charles Schwab Cup Championship • November 10-12, 2017 • Phoenix Country Club • Phoenix, Ariz. • Purse: $2,500,000
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
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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
21 (1st stage)
69-71-65-71—276 (-8)
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$35,598,817
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Cup Rank
45
Earnings
$183,513
 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-14 (1st stage)
68-73-69-66—276 (-12)
 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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-12
(65-67-71-71—274 (-10)
  Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$4,249,046
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
2
68-70-68-68—274 (-14)
 Money Rank
6
Earnings
$824,000
 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: 
$42,059,880
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-31
67-70-72-78—287 (-1)
 FedEx Cup Rank
T-104
Earnings
$72,000
 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
missed cut
73-74—147 (+3)
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,488,301
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
53
Earnings
$303,651
 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
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$1,935,669
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
  FedEx Cup rank
32
Earnings
$249,537
 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
T-65 (Sanderson Farms)
71-71-74-74—290 (+2)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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-53
71-72-79-75—288 (E)
 FedEx Cup Rank
130
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: 
$939,137
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
73-80—153 (+9)
  FedEx Cup rank
116
Earnings
$42,050
 Vincent Whaley
 Fayetteville, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2017
 Career earnings: 
n/a
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
 High School: McKinney Boyd
 Status: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
T-14 (1st stage)
66-73-68-68—275 (-9)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 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
T-14 (1st stage)
65-70-71-68—274 (-14)
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a