Aug. 25, 2010
University Place, Wash. – Georgia Tech freshman Richard Werenski has advanced to the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, tying for 40th place in the stroke-play portion of the championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Werenski, from South Hadley, Mass., will play his first-round match at 3:40 p.m. Eastern time today against Gunner Wiebe of Denver, Colo.
The Tech freshman, who enrolled in January but did not compete for the Yellow Jackets during the spring schedule, shot a 4-over-par score of 147 in his two stroke-play rounds. Jeff Wilson of Fairfield, Calif., was the medalist with a 7-under-par score of 136.
Six spots in the match play bracket were to be settled this morning in a playoff involving 16 players. First-round matches will be played today, followed by second- and third-round matches Thursday. Quarterfinal matches are scheduled for Friday, followed by the semifinals Saturday and the 36-hole championship match Sunday.
The Golf Channel will provide live television coverage Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern time, and again Friday from 1-3 p.m. NBC will provide semifinal coverage from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, and championship match coverage from 4-6 p.m. Sunday.