GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) fired a final-round 70 and placed 14th to lift Virginia Commonwealth University at the UNC Greensboro Bridgestone Collegiate at the Forest Oaks Country Club.
Ball totaled 212 (72-70-70) shots during the 54-hole tournament. He finished 4-under on the 7,197-yard, par 72 course, 10 strokes off the pace of individual co-champs Blayne Barber of Auburn and David Lipsky of Northwestern.
Freshman Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.) placed 43rd a 3-over (74-72-73=219), while senior Mark Jargren (Helsingborg, Va.) was 51st at 5-over (72-74-75=221) for the Rams.
VCU has completed its fall season. The Rams will return to action Feb. 27-28 when they head to the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. for the Seahawk Collegiate.
UNCG BRIDGESTONE COLLEGIATE
Forest Oaks Country Club (Greensboro, N.C.), Par 72, 7,197 yards
1- North Carolina (-31)
3-Virginia Tech (-22)
T9-Mississippi State (+7)
14-Michigan State (+25)