Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Larry Mize has advanced to this week's second stage of the Champions Tour playoffs.
Nov. 1, 2016

THE FLATS - Matt Kuchar and Roberto Castro posted solid finishes at least weekend’s World Golf Championship event, the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. Kuchar (283, -5) tied for 21st and Castro (286, -2) tied for 30th, but the highlight of the weekend was a hole-in-one by Kuchar in the third round.

A prize – a shiny Cadillac – stood by the par-3 17th tee for any competitor who made a hole-in-one, but Kuchar didn’t get the car for his hole-in-one. As he stood on the tee waiting his turn to hit when his caddie noticed the fine print. Because the tee had been moved forward Saturday in the third round, the hole played only 193 yards. The notice next to the car said it would not be offered as a prize on this day because the hole had to be at least 200 yards.

John Wood, his caddie, nudged Kuchar and jokingly told him, ''Don't worry about a hole-in-one today. We don't get the car.''

''And then he makes it,'' Wood said.

Timing was everything. An ace is cool on any occasion, especially a World Golf Championship when it leads to a 4-under 68. Kuchar was no less wistful.

''That was probably one of the saddest hole-in-ones I've ever had,'' he said. ''Most of the time, a hole-in-one you're just overjoyed with excitement. But then there's a car sitting there, the most beautiful Cadillac on a tee.''

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Elsewhere on the PGA Tour: Of the five former Yellow Jackets competing in the Sanderson Famrs Championship, only Richy Werenski made the cut, finishing in 75th place after a 3-over-par 291. David Duval played his first Tour event in more than a year, carding 73-70 to miss the weekend, but did drain this 33-foot putt for a birdie to get him to 4-under-par during his second round.

 

 

The Tour is in Las Vegas this week for the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Stewart Cink, Ollie Schniederjans and Cameron Tringale are in the field along with Molder and Werenski.

Champions Tour: Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters Champion and in his eighth year on the PGA Tour Champions, tied for 25th last weekend in the PowerShares QQQ Championship, the first of three events in the first-ever Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. The finish (214, -2) left him in 41st place in the Schwab Cup standings, allowing him to move on to this week’s Dominion Charity Classic in XXX, Va. The top 36 after this weekend will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Nov. 11-13 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mize qualified for the playoffs on the heels of a strong finishes in recent weeks that lifted him from 63rd to 39th on the Schwab Cup points standings. He finished third in each of the last two regular season events, and has three top-20 finishes in majors this year, his best work in more than four years.

Web.com Tour: Three former Yellow Jackets – Seth Reeves, J.T. Griffin and Drew Czuchry – have advanced to the second stage of the tour’s qualifying school. 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.

Second stage qualifying will be held this weekend 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, Uruguay. The tour moves to Lima, Peru this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open • November 3-6, 2016 • TPC Summerlin • Las Vegas, Nev. • Purse: $6,600,000 • 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: Dominion Charity Classic • November 4-6, 2016 • Country Club of Virginia • Richmond, Va. • Purse: $2,000,000
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
SwingThought.com Tour: season over

  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
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 ROBERTO CASTRO
 Alpharetta, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2007
 Career earnings: 
$6,816,403
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-30
73-74-73-66—286 (-2)
 FedEx/Money Rank
59
Earnings
$$95,516
 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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx 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: Web.com Q-School
  Last Week
did not play
n/a
 Money rank
advanced to 2nd stage
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
missed cut
73-70—143 (-1)
 FedEx 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
n/a
n/a
 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
missed cut
74-69—143 (-1)
 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: 
$38,132,997
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
 High School: Seminole (Lake Mary, Fla.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-21
73-66-68-76—283 (-5)
 FedEx Rank
54
Earnings
$88,000
 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
missed cut
72-74—145 (+1)
 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-25
71-68-75—214 (-2)
 Schwab Cup Rank
41
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
72-72—144 (E)
 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
did not play
n/a
 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
did not play
n/a
  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
n/a
  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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx Rank
113
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
did not play
n/a
 Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 RICHY WERENSKI
 South Hadley, Mass.
 Turned pro:
2014
 Career earnings: 
$455,227
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
75
72-70-74-75—291 (+3)
  Money rank
108
Earnings
$31,496
 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