August 12, 2013

Ballo Completes First Round of U.S. Amateur Championship

NEWTON, Mass. – Sacred Heart men's golfer Peter Ballo (Stamford, Conn.) carded a first round 76 at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Charles River Country Club in Newton, Mass.

Ballo is tied for 123rd after the opening round of play. He parred nine of the 18 holes on the 6,635 yard, par-70 course. Ballo started on the back nine and birdied 15 and 16 to start four-over for his round. He then parred seven of his last nine holes to wrap up the round with a six-over, 76. SHU alum Ryan Riley had a 78 in his opening round.

Ballo's second round will begin at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Riley tees off at Charles River Country Club at 9 a.m.