Just the facts
Name: Matthew Christian Ball
Born: Dec. 24, 1991
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Parents: Matt and Kim Ball
Honors and Awards
- 2013 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
- 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team.
- 2011 All-CAA First Team
- 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.
- 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).
- 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|
| Starts |
| Rounds |
| Strokes |
| Average |
| Low Rd. |
| Wins |
| Top 5 |
|2010-11 ||11 ||33 ||2,442 ||74.00 ||66 ||0 ||1 ||3|
|Totals ||33 ||97 || 7,238 ||74.62 ||66 ||0 ||1 ||6|