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Headline: Former Bay State Amateurs Turned Professional Golfers Enjoyed Spectacular Weekends on the Pro Tour Circuit
For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016
Jon Curran (top) and Richy Werenski
Norton, MA — It was yet another impressive weekend of play by two former Bay State amateurs who are now competing on the professional circuit.
Jon Curran – a three-time Christopher Cutler Rich MGA Junior Player of the Year – finished T11 at the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, while 2013 Massachusetts Four-Ball Champion Richy Werenski turned in a T2 performance at the Web.com Tour’s Columbia Championship.
Here is a summary – with links – about their weekend accomplishments.
The 28-year old is enjoying his second full year on the PGA Tour after securing his PGA Tour card during the 2014-15 season. He finished 12th on the money list that season after registering 23 Web.com Tour starts, a record-breaking win, a 3rd, a 4th and seven top-25s, and eight cuts made.
In his first event of the PGA Tour season in October of 2014, Curran finished tied for 8th overall at the Frys.com Open.
When he was an amateur, the Hopkinton native was the top player on Hopkinton High School golf team along with good friend Keegan Bradley that won the Massachusetts state championship his junior year (Bradley's senior year) by 28 shots. Bradley was the medalist, with Curran finishing among the top three. The Hillers successfully defended their title Curran's senior year. He went on to enjoy a strong collegiate season at Vanderbilt University where he earned All-SEC and All-American honors in 2008-09. He was also the 2013 NGA Tour Player of the Year.
This past weekend, Curran earned $149,500.00 for his T11 finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He moved up the leaderboard with a final-round score of 3-under par 68 where he made birdie on three of his final six holes.
Werenski is a South Hadley native who was a regular in MGA Championships growing up before excelling on the collegiate level (at Georgia Tech) and then by gaining national attention when he won the “Big Break” The Palm Beaches Florida last year. In 2013, he partnered with his younger brother Mickey to capture the Massachusetts Four-Ball Championship title.
His recent T2 performance at this weekend's 2016 Club Colombia Championship Presented represents his best finish of the season. Over the four-day event, he posted rounds of 71, 68, 66 and 68 to finish just one stroke back of Sebastian Muñoz.
Werenski's play was included as a “top five takeaways from the week at Bogota Country Club” in the event wrap-up report:
3. Werenski steps his game up. Richy Werenski is one of many Georgia Tech alums playing on the Web.com Tour this season. Recent grad Ollie Schniederjans has received much of the hype, but Werenski is starting to carve out a unique reputation for himself with his play. He nearly qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals in 2015, and in Bogota he took a giant step toward qualifying in 2016, finishing tied for second at 11 under. Werenski made a clutch 8-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole to give himself a chance, only to see Munoz match the birdie a few minutes later.