Men's Golf

Richard Werenski
Richard Werenski

Hometown:
South Hadley, Mass.

High School:
Heritage Academy, Hilton Head, S.C.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 156

Birthdate:
12/22/1991

Experience:
4 letters

Eligibility:
Completed

Graduated:
2014



06/30/2014

Five Tech Golfers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Schniederjans wins Rod Myers Award as Scholar-Athlete of the Year

05/31/2014

#TGW: No Slowing Down

Richard Werenski will make his pro debut on June 11

05/16/2014

NCAA Golf: Tech Doesn't Tempt Fate, Leads After 18

Werenski, Andrews have remarkable first rounds, although cut short on the final hole

04/28/2014

Yellow Jackets Set For Graduation

Seventy-two associated with Yellow Jacket athletics will participate in Spring Commencement May 3rd

04/24/2014

#TGW: Course Of Action

Georgia Tech heads to the Old North State Course, where it has won six of the last eight ACC titles

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Enrolled at Tech in January of 2010, but did not play until the fall, establishing himself as Tech's regular No. 5 player ... Has been a regular part of Tech's lineup since, posting six top-10 finishes, including four in the top-5, in 40 events ... Twice named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll, and to the ACC All-Academic team ... Qualified for the U.S Amateur four times.

2013-14: - Tournament Results

Rebounded from a tough junior year to enjoy a fine senior campaign, posting two top-5 finishes at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and the Tar Heel Collegiate and earning GCAA All-East Region honors ... Runner-up at the Tar Heel (212, -4), one shot behind Seth Reeves ... Also shot under par at the Carpet Capital and the Puerto Rico Classic ... Fired a final-round 62 (-10) at the Puerto Rico Classic, matching the second-low round in Tech history ... T30 at the Valspar Invitational and T20 at the Robert Kepler Invitational in his last two starts ... Played well at the Capital City Club Match Play, defeating Auburn's Will Long, 5&4, and Georgia's Michael Cromie (ranked 42nd in the nation), 4&3 ... Ranked No. 115 in Golfstat and No. 123 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, close to his career best (No. 121 after the spring of 2012) ... Finished T69 at the NCAA Championship, highest of his career ... Finished T28, T48 and T15 in his three career NCAA regional starts ... Stroke average was 72.70 over 33 rounds.

2013 Summer Highlights: Finished second in U.S. Amateur qualifier in Brewster, Mass. ... Tied for 9th place in stroke play, lost in first round of match play ... T5 at the Southern Amateur (-10), two shots out of a playoff ... T12 at Northeast Amateur (+3) ... T29 at Porter Cup (+2) ... T35 at The Dogwood Invitational (-2) ... T36 at the Players Amateur (+2) ... T41 at Sunnehanna Amateur.

2012-13: - Tournament Results

Played in six events and averaged 74.5 ... Inconsistent for most of the year, firing one round in the 60s in three fa;; events but never finishing higher than 45th ... Best finish was a tie for 34th at the Amer Ari Invitational (71-70-75) to start the spring ... Shot 74-83 in the Linger Longer Invitational and did not see action after that ... T12 at the Patriot All-America Invitational in late December.

2012 Summer Highlights: Won the Porter Cup (-17) by two strokes, 2nd lowest score ever posted in the event ... Two days later finished 2nd in a U.S. Amateur qualifier in South Hadley, Mass. ... T11 at the Dogwood Invitational ... T37 at the Southern Amateur ... T38 at the Northeast Amateur ... T41 at the Players Amateur.

2011-12: - Tournament Results

Became a solid 3 or 4 in the lineup ... Qualified for every event in the spring and earned his best finish at the ACC Championship (T7) ... Though he had only three top-20 finishes, never finished below 38th in eight regular-season events ... Had team's fifth-best stroke average at 72.6 ... Been very consistent, scoring between 211 and 219 for 54 holes during the regular season ... Posted a T9 in the fall Brickyard Collegiate ... Ranked 121st in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, 156th in the Golfstat Cup ... Had a 524-228 (.697) head-to-head winning percentage ... Finished the fall with the team's second-best stroke average at 72.2 ... Shot 1-under-par in the Brickyard Collegiate with a closing 68 to place 9th and help Tech finish in 1st ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2011 Summer Highlights: Tied for 2nd at Southern Amateur in Tampa, Fla. (278, -6) and the Northern Amateur in Chesterton, Ind. (206, -9) ... 2nd at New England Amateur in East Providence, R.I. (273, -7) ... Tied for 10th at the Canadian Amateur in Winnepeg, Manitoba ... (282, -2) ...Tied for 38th at the Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, Pa. (286, +6) ... Tied for 45th at the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I. (282, +6).

2010-11: - Tournament Results

Grabbed the fifth spot in the Tech lineup early on and kept it, posting two top-10 finishes and one other top-20 in nine events ... Tied for fourth at the USCC with his best score of the year (4-under 212), T5 at the Yellow Jacket Classic and T20 in Puerto Rico ... Went 3-1 in the Callaway Match Play Championship ... Had a 74.06 stroke average over 32 rounds ... Ranked 139th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

ACC Championship experience: Has a T21 and a T7 in his two championships, averaging 71.5 over 6 rounds.

NCAA Championship experience: T28 at his first NCAA regional (8-over 224) ... T102 at the NCAA Championship ... Won his match vs. Augusta State, rallying from 5 holes down to defeat Olle Bengtsson in 19 holes ... T48 at 2012 NCAA regional.

Amateur: 2012: Medalist (68) at the local U.S. Open qualifier in Long Meadow, Mass. ... 2011: Advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and played in a sectional event in Summit, N.J., did not advance ... 2010: Qualified for U.S. Amateur, advanced to match play by tying for 40th in stroke play, won his first round match against Gunner Wiebe ... T4 at Players Amateur, T6 at New England Amateur, T10 at Massachusetts Amateur, T14 at Dogwood Invitational ... 2009: 8th - Terra Cotta Invitational ... T-4th - New England Amateur ... Qualified for U.S. Amateur.

Junior: Ranked 35th overall and 17th in his class in the Golfweek/Titleist rankings ... 2009 AJGA Rolex Honorable Mention Junior All-American ... 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 ... Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Junior and advanced to the second round of match play.

High School: Attended Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., but did not compete in high school golf ... Graduated with the highest GPA in his senior class.

Personal: Full name is Richard Raymond Werenski ... Goes by "Richy" ... Born December 22, 1991 ... Son of Michael and Susan Werenski on South Hadley, Mass. ... Mother played golf at Rollins College, father at American International College ... Has a younger brother, Michael ... Studies under the instruction of Hank Haney and Matt Fields of the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy ... Enjoys fishing, snowboarding and off-roading ... Began playing golf at age 5 ... Graduated in May, 2014, with his bachelor's degree in Management.


Career Statistics

Low Tour
Low Par/- Finish Top
Season Rounds Strokes 54-holes Round Rounds Events 1 5 10 W-L W-L% Average
2010-11 32 2370 212 67 7 11 - 2 2 491-381 .563 74.06
2011-12 27 1959 211 66 12 9 - - 2 524-228 .697 72.56
2012-13 17 1267 216 68 5 6 - - - 229-277 .453 74.53
2013-14 33 2399 212 62 14 14 - 2 2 597-313 .656 72.70
Totals 109 7995 211 62 38 40 - 4 6 1841-1199 .606 73.35
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