AmateurGolf.com alum Richy Werenski wins Golf Channel's Big Break
Richy Werenski
Richy Werenski

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 20, 2015) -- AmateurGolf.com alum Richy Werenski, a former Georgia Tech golfer, defeated Justin Martinson 2- and-1 in an 18-hole final to win Golf Channel's Big Break "The Palm Beaches."

Playing PGA National, Werenski, a four-time letter winner for the Yellow Jackets, used consecutive birdies from holes 8 to 11 before closing out Martinson with a birdie on the 17th hole. The win, along with racking up over $80,000 in various cash prizes, grants him a sponsor's exemption on the PGA Tour.

"I'm through the roof right now," Werenski told The Golf Channel. "I thought I was good enough to win this, and I knew if I just played my game I would have a really good chance. Now I feel that much better about my game."

Werenski made AmateurGolf.com headlines back in 2012 when he won the Porter Cup by two shots over Denny McCarthy of Maryland. The 23-year-old from South Hadley, Mass. turned pro in 2014 after graduation and was soon picking up victories, and paychecks.

"I won my first pro event on the NGA Hooters Tour [now the SwingThought.com Tour] last summer," said Werenski in a phone interview after he appeared on Tuesday's edition of Morning Drive. "After that I won the Vermont Open, and another NGA event."

Fast forward a bit to Werenski's "Big Break," where he was the youngest contestant at Palm Beach. He will compete on a Big Break sponsor's exemption in the inaugural Barbasol Championship on the PGA Tour, July 16-19, as a member of the Titleist staff. (While the Big Break comes with an Adams Golf sponsorship, Werenski was already under contract with Titleist, headquartered in his home state of Massachusetts.)

The entire staff of AmateurGolf.com congratulates Richy on the win, and wishes him the best as he takes his professional career to the next level.

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