Jan. 13, 2010
ATLANTA – Richard Werenski, a 2009 Rolex honorable mention junior golf All-American, has enrolled at Georgia Tech for the spring semester and joined the Yellow Jackets’ golf team. He will be eligible to play in the fall of 2010.
A native of South Hadley, Mass., who graduated from the Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., in the fall, Werenski was ranked as high as 35th overall and 17th in his class in the Golfweek/Titleist rankings. He had 16 top-10 finishes in national events, including three top-10’s in AJGA Invitationals and back to back top-10’s in the National PGA Junior Championship. He qualified for the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur and advanced to the second round of match play.
“We’re very excited to have him. We think he’s one of the very best players in the class of 2010,” said Tech head golf coach Bruce Heppler. “We looked at his academic transcript, and he only had six hours left to graduate after last May. His high school doesn’t have a team, so he decided to enroll here early and get a head start here after he graduated in the fall. It should make a major impact in his ability to help us next fall.”
In amateur events, Werenski finished eighth at the 2009 Terra Cotta Invitational and tied for fourth in the New England Amateur, and also qualified for the U.S. Amateur. He studies under the instruction of Hank Haney and Matt Fields of the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.