Richard Werenski has joined the roster at Georgia Tech, making the jump to college golf a semester early. He will be eligible for competition next fall.
Werenski graduated from the Heritage Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C., in the fall, where he also attended the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy. He is originally from South Hadley, Mass.
Ranked No. 16 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings for the class of 2010, Werenski played in the 2008 U.S. Junior, advancing to the Round of 32, and qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur. He had two top-10 finishes in amateur events in 2009 (eighth at the Terra Cotta Invitational and T-4 at the New England Amateur).
Another top junior player, Oliver Schniederjans, the Georgia Junior Player of the Year, has verbally committed to Georgia Tech for the fall of 2011.