Mackenzie Tour - Canada: Conditional - Finished in top 40 plus ties at the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament No. 2
Attended Trinity Catholic in Stamford, Conn.
Mother, Page, was an All-ACC golfer at the University of North Carolina. Father, Mike, is a golf professional, who played 10 PGA TOUR events between 1966 and 1988, including three U.S. Opens and three PGA Championship. His dad made three cuts, with his best performance a T28 at the 1970 Westchester Classic.
Has one brother who was a three-time all-state hockey player and an all-conference selection in golf in high school in Connecticut.
Earliest golf memory was watching his dad play in the 1995 U.S. Senior Open.
If not a golfer, would like to be a professional dancer.
Enjoys skeet shooting.
Favorite courses are Bethpage State Park's Black Course and Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Favorite pros teams are the New York Rangers and New York Yankees. Favorite TV shows are "Modern Family" and "The Newsroom." Favorite entertainers are Mumford and Sons and Lil Wayne. Favorite food is pizza. Favorite athlete is Henrik Lundquist of the New York Rangers ("I love hockey," he says.) Favorite cities are Boston and New York.
Would like to play in Scotland and Ireland.
Dream foursome would include his dad, Jack Nicklaus and Michael Jordan.
Not many people know he loves the singing competition shows on TV.
Would like to be featured by Marty Hackel of Golf Digest.
Twitter handle is @mikeballojr, Twitter name is @mikeballogolfs
Web.com Tour: 2014
Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Q-School-Port St. Lucie, FL: Earned conditional status with rounds of 71-69-72-73 at the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament No. 2.
PGA TOUR Canada Q-School-Florida: Finished T15 at the Florida Qualifying Tournament shooting rounds of 68-70-68-68.
Played the NGA Tour.
Westchester Golf Association's 90th Open Championship: Captured the NGA Tour's Westchester Open in New York.