PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 20, 2015) --
AmateurGolf.com alum Richy Werenski, a
Georgia Tech golfer, defeated Justin Martinson
and-1 in an 18-hole final to win Golf Channel's
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
out Martinson with a birdie on the 17th hole. The
win, along with racking up over $80,000 in
cash prizes, grants him a sponsor's exemption
"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
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
Denny McCarthy of Maryland. The 23-year-old
South Hadley, Mass. turned pro in 2014 after
graduation and was soon picking up victories,
"I won my first pro event on the NGA
Hooters Tour [now the SwingThought.com Tour]
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
as a member of the Titleist staff. (While the Big
Break comes with an Adams Golf sponsorship,
Werenski was already under contract with
headquartered in his home state of
The entire staff of AmateurGolf.com
congratulates Richy on the win, and wishes
him the best as he takes his professional career
the next level.