Nissan #ProJackets Golf Report

Ollie Schniederjans earned his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour.
Nov. 22, 2016

THE FLATS - A Georgia Tech golf alumni reunion of sorts came together last weekend when 10 former Yellow Jacket stars teed it up in the RSM Classic at Sea Island, Ga., the final fall event on the 2016-17 PGA Tour schedule.

When the night fell, literally, on the five-man playoff that took place at the end of Sunday’s final round, Ollie Schniederjans went home with his best finish yet on the PGA Tour, a tie for sixth place, and Stewart Cink continued his resurgence during the fall portion of the 2016-17 schedule by tying for 10th place.

Read more about their weekend performances in Steve Hummer’s story in Monday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Schniederjans rose as high as second place on Saturday, when he shot his second 66 of the weekend, and remained within striking distance of the playoff with six birdies on Sunday before settling for a 68 and a 72-hole total of 268 (-14). After missing three cuts this fall, the 2014 Tech graduate earned $194,250 and rose to 63rd in FedEx Cup points.

Cink recorded his third straight top-15 finish after firing a 9-under-par 62 in the opening round Friday, his best round ever on Tour. He continues to take advantage of his career money exemption to leap to 32nd in FedEx Cup points, giving the 1995 Tech graduate and six-time PGA Tour winner some momentum heading into January, when the schedule resumes.

Three other Yellow Jackets made the 36-hole cut – Cameron Tringale tied for 27th place at 272 (-10), Chesson Hadley tied for 45th (-7) and Bryce Molder tied for 54th (-6). Anders Albertson, making his PGA Tour debut after winning the Monday qualifier, and Roberto Castro made the cut but did not finish.

 

 


In the final round of The RSM Classic 2016, Ollie Schniederjans holes out from off the green for birdie on the par-4 16th hole of the Seaside Course.


Following his opening-round 62 at The RSM Classic 2016, Stewart Cink talks about the mental changes he has made to his game.


Following his third-round 67 at The RSM Classic, Chesson Hadley talks about hanging in there and performing when needed.

At the end of the fall schedule five former Yellow Jackets – Cink, Schniederjans, Tringale, Kuchar and Castro – are among the top 125 in FedEx Cup points.

Web.com Tour: There’s a three-week break between the second stage and the finals at the Web.com Tour Qualifying School, but Seth Reeves makes his bid to become a member of that tour Dec. 8-11 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.. Reeves rolled through the second stage at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla., tying for second place with an 11-under-par score of 277. He grabbed one of 18 spots available from that site (there were four second-stage sites).

PGA Tour China: Heading into the final event of 2016, the Buick Open this weekend, Shun Yat Hak stands tied for 16th in the PGA Tour China’s Order of Merit. He tied for 14th in last week’s Zhuhai Hengqin Phoenix Tree Open and has seven top-25 finishes in nine events this year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PGA Tour: ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf • November 24-27, 2016 • Kingston Heath Golf Club • Melbourne, Australia • Purse: $8,000,000 • FedExCup Points: n/a
Web.com Tour: Qualifying Tournament • December 8-11, 2016 • Orange County National • Winter Garden, Fla. • Purse: n/a • Winning share: n/a
PGA Tour Champions: PNC Father-Son Challenge • December 9-11, 2016 • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club • Orlando, Fla. • Purse: $1,085,000
MacKenzie Tour: season over
PGA Tour China: Buick Open • November 24-27, 2016 • Guangzhou Folson Golf Club • Motown, Huadu • 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
MDF
68-68-74—210 (-2)
 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: 
$6,827,203
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
 High School: Milton
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
MDF
70-67-75—212 (E)
 FedEx/Money Rank
107
Earnings
$$106,316
 STEWART CINK
 Duluth, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1995
 Career earnings: 
$34,547,324
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
 High School: Bradshaw (Florence, Ala.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-10
62-71-67-69—269 (-13)
 FedEx Rank
32
Earnings
$341,307
 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
failed to advance
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 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
did not play
n/a
 eGolf/ST Money rank
failed to advance
Earnings
n/a
 CHESSON HADLEY
 Raleigh, N.C.
 Turned pro:
2010
 Career earnings: 
$3,903,895
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
 High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-45
65-66-67-77—275 (-7)
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$16,253
 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
T-14
74-74-72-69—289 (+5)
 Money rank
16
Earnings
¥241,309
 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
missed cut
70-72—142 (-2)
 FedEx Rank
101
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
did not play
n/a
 FedEx/Money Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 LARRY MIZE
 Columbus, Ga.
 Turned pro:
1980
 Career earnings: 
$12,156,749
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
 High School: unknown
 Status: PGA Tour Champions
 Last Week
season over
n/a
 Schwab Cup Rank
44
Earnings
$474,811
 BRYCE MOLDER
 Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Turned pro:
2001
 Career earnings: 
$11,635,828
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1998-2001
 High School: Conway (Ark.)
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-54
67-65-72-72—276 (-6)
 FedEx Rank
186
Earnings
$13,800
 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 finals
Earnings
n/a
 OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
 Powder Springs, Ga.
 Turned pro:
2015
 Career earnings: 
$704,629
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
 High School: Harrison
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
T-6
66-68-66-68—268 (-14)
  Money rank
63
Earnings
$194,250
 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
missed cut
70-76—146 (+4)
 FedEx Rank
n/a
Earnings
n/a
 CAMERON TRINGALE
 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
 Turned pro:
2009
 Career earnings: 
$9,033,866
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
 High School: Mission Viejo
 Status: PGA Tour
 Last Week
T-27
65-69-68-70—272 (-10)
 FedEx Rank
81
Earnings
$113,843
 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: 
$469,111
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Fike
 Status: PGA Tour
  Last Week
missed cut
68-71—139 (-3)
  Money rank
138
Earnings
$48,380
 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