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Ball's Top-10 Performance Leads Golfers To Fourth-Place Finish At Wolfpack Intercollegiate

Preston Ball, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, became the seventh Greyhound under head coach Chris Baloga to finish in the top 10 of an event at Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Oct. 3, 2017

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Sophomore Preston Ball turned in a 4-under 212 to finish the Wolfpack Intercollegiate in a tie for sixth place Tuesday, while the Loyola University Maryland golf team finished fourth overall with a team score of 2-over 866.

Loyola's fourth-place finish marks its best at the course since the 2013-14 season when the Greyhounds finished third in a weather-shortened event.

Ball, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, led Loyola with an even 72 today to log his first collegiate under par performance and top-10 finish. He also becomes the seventh Greyhound to earn a top-10 finish at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in head coach Chris Baloga's eight years at the helm of the program.

Senior Brendan Peel was the last Greyhound to earn a place in the top-10 of an NC State event, finishing 10th at the Wolfpack Spring Open last April. He was Loyola's second finisher today, shooting a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 15th with an even 216.

Senior Ethan Wall was one stroke back of that after turning in a 74 today to finish tied for 22nd at 1-over 217. Freshman Brett Inserra, making his collegiate debut, finished tied for 52nd at 12-over 228 after carding a 75 through today's final round, and junior Erick Alonso was tied for 61st with a 16-over 232.

NC State won the team title with a 16-under 848, while North Carolina was two strokes back at 14-under 850. Campbell finished third with a 1-under 863.

The Wolfpack's Stephen Franken earned medalist honors at 15-under 201, followed by Campbell's Pontus Nyholm (209, -7) and UNC's William Register (210, -6), respectively. Chattanooga's Luke Long and East Carolina's Timothy Conover tied for fourth at 5-under 211, while Ball tied with George Washington's Logan Lowe, Maryland's Peter Knade and North Carolina's Austin Hitt.

Loyola will return to action on Monday for West Virginia's two-day Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational at Pete Dye Golf Club.






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