Matt Ball Jr.
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Previous School: Grove Avenue Christian School

Just the facts
Name: Matthew Christian Ball
Born: Dec. 24, 1991
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Parents: Matt and Kim Ball
Siblings: Adam
Major: Business
Nickname: Matt

Honors and Awards
  • 2013 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
  • 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team.
  • 2011 All-CAA First Team

Press Room

2012-13 (Junior)

  • Started all 11 of VCU's tournaments and was third on the team in scoring average (74.88).
  • Was the Rams top finisher on three occasions.
  • Placed seventh (70-75-69=214) at the 2013 A-10 Championships at Heron Bay Golf Club.

2011-12 (Sophomore)

  • Placed 16th at CAA Championships at the Wilmington Country Club (April 27-29).
  • Shot a season-low 70 on two occasions, during the first round of the Marshall Invitational and later in the third round of the Amelia Island Intercollegiate).
  • Was VCU's top finisher at the River Landing Intercollegiate (April 6-7), placing 30th overall (72-75-72=219).

2010-11 (Freshman)

  • Led team with 74.00 stroke average.
  • Earned runner-up honors after playoff at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (74-72-66=212). Fired season-low 66 during the final round on Pinehurst No. 6.
  • Placed ninth at CAA Championships at Pinehurst No. 8 (75-76-73=224).
  • Finished 14th at UNC Greensboro Bridgestone Classic (72-70-70=212).
Prior to VCU
  • Placed 20th in a field stocked with collegians at the 2009 Eastern Amateur.
  • Posted a top 25 finish at the 2009 State Open of Virginia.
  • In the summer of 2009, he played 28 competitive rounds and recorded a stroke average of 71.52.
  • Reached a sudden-death playoff at the North/South Junior Tournament after carding a final-round 69 at Pinehurst #2.
Getting to know Matthew Ball
  • Oldest son of VCU Head Coach Matt Ball.
  • Once worked as a golf cart attendant at Willow Oaks Country Club.
MATT BALL JR. - CAREER STATISTICS
Year
 Starts
 Rounds
 Strokes
 Average
 Low Rd.
 Wins
 Top 5  
Top 15
2010-11 11
33
2,442
74.00
66
0
1
3
2011-1211322,40075.0070000
2012-1311322,39674.8869003
Totals 33
97
 7,238 74.62
66
0
1
6


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