Nov. 18, 2013
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland head golf coach Chris Baloga announced Monday that Bennett Wisner and Jeremy (Jerry) Wall will join the Greyhounds’ program in the fall as the Class of 2018.
“I am thrilled with the addition of these two young men,” head coach Chris Baloga said. “They fit the mold of what a player in the Patriot League and a student-athlete at Loyola strive to be academically and athletically.”
Wisner, a two-time team MVP at Boys’ Latin, was the Plantations Junior Golf Tour (PJGT) Player of the Year and first-team All-American in 2010. He was also a Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) first-team All-American and a recipient of their Faces of the Future Award. He has been a top-10 finisher in the MIAA Stroke Play Championship for the last three years, earning a spot on the All-MIAA A Conference first team. He also qualified for the Junior PGA Championship shooting a second-round 7-under 65 to take the lone sectional qualifying spot. As a 14-year-old, he broke Piney Branch Golf Club’s two-decade old course record, shooting a 63.
“It became apparent early in the recruiting process that Bennett was the type of individual that I wanted to see become a Greyhound,” Baloga said. “His accomplishments on the course speak for themselves, but it’s his work ethic and desire to be great that will benefit the program the most.”
Wall has been a member of two NJSIAA state championship teams at Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey. He competed in match play at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, also qualifying for that event in 2011. He also qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2012 and 2013. A two-time first-team all-state performer, Wall won the AJGA Lessing’s Classic and was runner-up in the Metropolitan Golf Association junior championship in 2013, losing in the final to the top-ranked junior in the country, Cameron Young. Wall is ranked 43rd on the AJGA polo golf rankings and 51st on Golfweek rankings for the 2014 class.
“Jerry has the best junior golf/amateur resume of anyone I’ve ever recruited,” Baloga said. “He is an amazing putter and chipper, and knows how to get the job done on the course. His big tournament experience and winning mentality will have an immediate impact on our team.”