Georgia Tech #ProJackets Golf Report – Males’s Golf — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE FLATSLuke Schniederjans, Seth Reeves lead seven Yellow Jackets in Korn Ferry Tour event … Cameron Tringale makes good on late invite to the Open Championship … Vincent Whaley solid at Barbasol Championship … Tyler Strafaci runner-up at Florida Open … More details below in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Report.

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LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS HAS STELLAR KORN FERRY TOUR START

All six of Georgia Tech’s regular members of the Korn Ferry Tour were in action last weekend at the Memorial Health Championship, but it was non-member Luke Schniederjans who shone the brightest, turning in a tie for 11th place along with Seth Reeves.

With the Forme Tour taking the week off, Luke got a chance to play a Korn Ferry Tour event and shot rounds of 69-66-65-64 to post a 20-under-par total of 264. Schniederjans played well in his first two Forme Tour events, tying for third and eighth.

Reeves, meanwhile matched Schniederjans’ score with rounds of 68-65-67-64 and sits No. 20 in Korn Ferry Tour points as the tour comes down to its last three regular season events.

Ollie Schniederjans, Luke’s older brother, was the only other Yellow Jacket to make the cut, tying for 58th place at 12-under-par 272 in an event where the winning score was 27-under-par. Ollie maintained his position on the Korn Ferry Tour points list at No. 33.

Among those who missed the cut were Paul Haley II, who slipped to No. 25 in points after taking the previous week off, Anders Albertson, who sits at No. 69, and J.T. Griffin, who stands No. 80. The top 25 in points at the end of the regular season receive PGA Tour cards, while the top 75 qualify for the playoffs and maintain their status for 2022.

Three events remain in the regular season, interrupted by a break for the Olympics, including this week’s Price Cutter Charity Championship, the Utah Championship Aug. 5-8, and the Pinnacle Bank Championship Aug. 12-15.

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TRINGALE MAKES GOOD ON LATE OPEN INVITATION

Cameron Tringale earned a late invitation to the Open Championship based in his Official World Golf Ranking on June 30, and wound up being the only one of three Yellow Jackets to make the cut at Royal St. George’s.

The 2009 Tech graduate and Hall of Famer was solid all weekend, putting himself in contention (T12) after 36 holes with rounds of 69-66 before settling back to a tie for 26th place with weekend rounds of 71-71. Tringale continues to battle up the FedEx Cup points list, now at No. 39.

Stewart Cink, the 2009 Open champion, missed the cut after following his opening 66 with a 77, and Matt Kuchar also failed to advance after rounds of 74-72.

Open leaderboard

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WHALEY ONLY JACKET TO FINISH AT BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Similar results awaited the three Yellow Jackets who teed it up in Kentucky with the other PGA Tour pros for the Barbasol Championship. Vincent Whaley was solid with four rounds in the 60s (69-67-69-69) for a 14-under-par total of 274, but was far away from the leaders (-21). At No 138 in Fed Ex Cup points, Whaley faces an uphill battle to finish in the top 25 and make the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Richy Werenski (No. 107) and Chesson Hadley (No. 123) remain inside the top 125 despite missing the cut at the Barbasol.

Three regular season events remain on the PGA Tour schedule, beginning with the 3M Open this week in the Minneapolis, Minn., area, where Stewart Cink (No. 17), Matt Kuchar (No. 112), Cameron Tringale (No. 39), Hadley, Werenski and Whaley are all competing.

Barbasol leaderboard

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STRAFACI RUNNER-UP AT FLORIDA OPEN

First-year pro Tyler Strafaci came within a stroke of winning his home state’s open championship last weekend. The Davie, Fla., native needed an eagle at the final hole to tie 31-year-old Connor Arendell, but his approach went to the back of the green and he made only birdie to finish at 14-under-par 201. First prize in the $100,000 purse was $15,000.

Strafaci, 22, has played three PGA Tour events since turning professional, missing the cut in the AT&T Byron Nelson and the U.S. Open, and tying for 57th at the Memorial. He said he was unsure when he was going to play again and wanted to work on his health, describing it as personal.

Strafaci, who graduated in the fall from Georgia Tech, displaced a few ribs and sprained his SC joint, where the collarbone and sternum meet, at the Genesis Invitational in February. He tied for 21st in the Terra Cotta Invitational amateur tournament at Naples National back in April after playing in the Masters.

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CINK CONSULTS WITH TECH UNDERGRADUATE ON PUTTER DESIGN

For the last year and a half, Caroline Means, an undergraduate in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has been designing an adjustable putter using an advanced metal-depositing 3D printer that is usually used to make aircraft parts. Working with Jud Ready, principal research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, the idea was to be able to adjust the putter’s key characteristics, toe hang and loft, and explore new kinds of face materials. She consulted with golf pros at Bobby Jones Golf Course and eight-time PGA Tour winner Stewart Cink on the design.

“I come from a unique perspective on things like product development and innovation,” said Stewart Cink, a former Tech golfer and eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, including two wins in 2021. “I’ve got the on-course experience and knowledge, and I’ve been through a lot of product innovation with companies that I’ve worked with in the past. Jud had no way of knowing that it would be something that I would like really like, but this is part of my job that I really enjoy doing.”

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PLAYER PLAYER LAST WEEK DATA
ANDERS ALBERTSON
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
missed cut
69-69–138 (-4)
Points ranking: 69
YTD earnings: $158,229
Career earnings (KFT): $680.065
ROBERTO CASTRO
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2007
Years at Georgia Tech: 2003-07
Status: PGA Tour
Did not play Points ranking: 214
YTD earnings: $52,212
Career earnings: $7,463,260
STEWART CINK
Hometown: Florence, Ala.
Residence: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 1995
Years at Georgia Tech: 1991-95
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The Open Championship
missed cut
66-77–143 (+3)
Points ranking: 17
YTD earnings: $3,409,527
Career earnings: $41,570,668
JAMES CLARK
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 2019
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-19
Status: developmental tours
Did not play Points ranking: T-119
(GPro)
YTD earnings: $2,887.50 (GPro)
Career earnings: n/a
DREW CZUCHRY
Hometown: Auburn, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: developmental tours
Did not play Points ranking: T-175 (GPro)
YTD earnings: $1,800 (GPro)
Career earnings: n/a
DAVID DUVAL
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Turned pro: 1993
Years at Georgia Tech: 1989-93
Status: none
Did not play Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $18,893,931
J.T. GRIFFIN
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
Residence: Marietta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
missed cut
72-69–141 (-1)
Points ranking: 80
YTD earnings: $121,867
Career earnings (KFT): $183,845
CHESSON HADLEY
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Turned pro: 2010
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-10
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Barbasol Championship
missed cut
73-73–146 (+2)
Points ranking: 123
YTD earnings: $826,771
Career earnings: $8,911,505
SHUN YAT HAK
Hometown: Hong Kong
Turned pro: 2013
Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-13
Status: PGA Tour China
Did not play Order of Merit: 56
YTD earnings: ¥113,512
Career earnings: ¥251,305
PAUL HALEY II
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Turned pro: 2011
Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-11
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
missed cut
70-70–140 (-2)
Points ranking: 25
YTD earnings: $259,498
Career earnings (KFT): $604,269
MATT KUCHAR
Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.
Residence: Sea Island, Ga.
Turned pro: 2000
Years at Georgia Tech: 1997-2000
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The Open Championship
missed cut
74-72–146 (+6)
Points ranking: 111
YTD earnings: $1,307,903
Career earnings (PGAT): $52,826,155
TROY MATTESON
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Turned pro: 2003
Years at Georgia Tech: 2000-03
Status: none
Did not play Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: $9,392,206
LARRY MIZE
Residence: Columbus, Ga.
Turned pro: 1980
Years at Georgia Tech: 1975-79
Status: PGA Tour Champions
Did not play Points ranking: 68
YTD earnings: $209,782
Career earnings (Champions): $5,084,631
Career earnings (PGAT): $7,947,092
ANDY OGLETREE
Hometown: Little Rock, Miss.
Residence: Roswell, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: none
Did not play Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: 0
Career earnings (PGAT): 0
CHRIS PETEFISH
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: MacKenzie Tour
Did not play Forme Order of Merit: 16
YTD earnings: $1,858
Career earnings (KFT): $5,280
Career earnings (MacKenzie): $16,280
MICHAEL PISCIOTTA
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2018
Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-18
Status: Developmental tours
SwingThought Tour
ST33 Brookstone
23rd
77-79-78–234 (+24)
Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings: n/a
Career earnings: n/a
SETH REEVES
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-14
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
T-11
68-65-67-64–264 (-20)
KFT Points ranking: 20
YTD earnings: $317,071
Career earnings (KFT): $578,460
Career earnings (PGAT): $309,588
LUKE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Residence: Alpharetta, Ga.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: Developmental Tours
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
T-11
69-66-65-64–264 (-20)
KFT Points ranking: 202
Forme Order of Merit: 5
GPro Points Ranking: 56
YTD earnings: $10.733 (Forme)
$6,572 (GPro)
$1,710 (SwingThought)
OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
Turned pro: 2015
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-15
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
T-58
67-67-67-73–272 (-12)
KFT Points ranking: 33
YTD earnings: $233.748
Career earnings (KFT): $523,404
Career earnings (PGAT): $3,879,653
TYLER STRAFACI
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Residence: Davie, Fla.
Turned pro: 2020
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-20
Status: PGA Tour
Florida Open
runner-up
66-67-68–201 (-14)
PGA Tour Points ranking: n/a
YTD earnings (PGAT): $21,111
Career earnings (PGAT): $21,111
Career earnings (KFT): n/a
NICHOLAS THOMPSON
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Turned pro: 2005
Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-05
Status: Korn Ferry Tour
Korn Ferry Tour
Memorial Health Championship
missed cut
72-67–139 (-3)
Points ranking: 170
YTD earnings: $33,960
Career earnings (KFT): $895,824
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,729,551
CAMERON TRINGALE
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Turned pro: 2009
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-09
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
The Open Championship
T-26
69-66-71-71–277 (-3)
Points ranking: 39
YTD earnings: $2,222,773
Career earnings (PGAT): $13,973,828
RICHY WERENSKI
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Turned pro: 2014
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Barbasol Championship
missed cut
71-70–141 (-3)
Points ranking: 107
YTD earnings: $1,146,029
Career earnings (PGAT): $5,692,136
VINCENT WHALEY
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Residence: Fayetteville, Ga.
Turned pro: 2017
Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-17
Status: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Barbasol Championship
T-26
69-67-69-69–274 (-14)
PGA Tour Points ranking: 138
YTD earnings: $593,417
Career earnings (PGAT): $800,988
Career earnings (KFT): $167,469

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