BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland head golf coach Chris Baloga has announced the signing of Morgan Egloff to a National Letter of Intent. Egloff will be the Greyhounds' lone golfer in the Class of 2019.
"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Morgan Egloff to join our program," Baloga said. "Morgan has consistently improved over the last few years to become one of the, if not the, best junior golfers in Maryland, as well as the country."
Egloff, ranked 86th in the 2015 class by Golfweek Rankings and 76th by the AJGA Polo Rankings, will come to Loyola from the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, where he led the Bears to their 18th Interstate Athletic Conference title last May, and first team title since 2012. Egloff was named to the All-IAC First Team for the third-straight year after finishing runner-up to current Loyola freshman Brendan Peel. The finish was the second-straight year Egloff earned runner-up honors at the tournament, while he was also named first-team All-Metro last season.
The Chevy Chase, Maryland native also owns four top-15 finishes in AJGA events, including two fourth-place finishes in tournaments this past summer. In October, he finished sixth overall at the Middle Atlantic Amateur, earning him Low Junior honors.
At 2014 Maryland State Junior tournament, Egloff picked up a third-place finish overall, while he was also the on-site medalist at the Maryland State Amateur, shooting a 67 at the Baltimore Country Club to earn the top qualifier seed for match play. In the Maryland Player of the Year standings, Egloff finished inside the top-10.
"Morgan is a tremendous competitor that loves the big moment," Baloga said. "In my many times watching him compete, he always did a great job turning in a good score, even when he didn't have his best. These are attributes that will make him a successful college player."
Before he joins Loyola's program next fall, Egloff will have a chance to compete against Baloga, in addition to former Greyhounds Ryan McCarthy and Patrick McCormick, as he recently qualified for his first USGA Championship. In May, Egloff will play in the 2015 USGA Fourball with partner Lee Detmer at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.