IJGA alum Richy Werenski competing on Golf Channel’s Big Break

If you tune into Golf Channel’s Big Break this season, you just might see a familiar face. IJGA alumnus Richy Werenskiof South Hadley, Mass., will be competing on Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. The 2010 IJGA graduate, who played college golf at Georgia Tech, will be competing for an exemption into the 2015 Barbasol Championship as well as cash and other prizes.

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The cast of the 23rd season of Big Break was announced on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. At 23, Werenski is the youngest golfer in the competition. He will be competing against 11 other talented golfers including his former roommate at Georgia Tech, Kyle Scott. The diverse, all-male cast also includes collegiate All-Americans, mini-tour champions and a pair of trick shot experts.

In December, Werenski earned playing status in the first eight events on the Web.com Tour schedule at the Web.com Tour Qualifying School. Werenski has qualified for the U.S. Amateur four times, but lists winning the 2012 Porter Cup and consequently having his name engraved on the same trophy as Phil Mickelson as his greatest golf accomplishment thus far.

Although the Big Break season premiere does not air until February 2015, it was taped in September at PGA National Resort and Spa, home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. The contestants competed on four courses: The Champion, The Palmer, The Fazio and The Squire.

Be sure to tune in for the season premiere at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, February 2, on Golf Channel. A special “Meet the Players” show will air Monday, January 26 at 10 p.m. ET.

Congratulations to Richy and good luck!

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