Ball is not the first Wildcat signed to Tennessee Wesleyan and will be following in the footsteps of Keoni Vidrine who is two years his senior.
“Tennessee Wesleyan noticed his scores during the season and his state tournament scores, too. We also have a boy who graduated two years ago who is playing for them now, who played with Evan back when they were both on the same team that won the region championship and went to state,” Polk County head coach Jason Adams explained.
The senior Wildcat tied for third place overall in the 2012 district tournament and was one of three golfers who represented Polk County in the state tournament, placing 15th out of 72 golfers.
“I’m always pleased to get students and athletes from Polk County; you don’t have to worry about them as athletes or as individuals. They are well prepared to rise to the next level,” Tennessee Wesleyan head coach Mike Poe told Jim Caldwell of the Polk County News.
Coach Adams feels Ball will do well at TWC, and expects him to be a competitor for the starting five positions on the team right away.
“I have no doubt that he should compete for playing with their starting five on their tournaments. I would be surprised if he doesn’t make their starting five when it rolls around next fall. I think he’ll work at it this summer and he’s already been up there a couple times and practiced with the team.”
Ball is known to those in Polk County as someone who is dedicated and hard working.
“To me, it’s his love of the game and his work ethic. No matter the temperature he’s always trying to improve,” Adams said of his senior golfer. “His passion for the game makes him work hard. He’s always working at something on his game. He loves to be at the golf course.”