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Conner Beth Ball

Conner Beth  Ball

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Starkville, Miss.

High School:
Jackson Academy

Experience:
HS

05/03/2018

Johnson Named SEC Freshman of the Year, Ball Selected All-Freshman

Freshman Duo Nets Five SEC Honors for Ole Miss Women’s Golf

03/27/2018

Women’s Golf Grabs Runner-Up Finish in Henssler Intercollegiate

Harris Finishes T2 as One of Three Rebels in Top 10

03/20/2018

Two Rebel Rookies Finish in Top 25 at Evans Derby Experience

Freshmen Johnson and Ball Finish Top 25 Among 29 Top-100 Golfers

03/19/2018

Ball Leads Rebels in Top 10 After Two Rounds in Auburn

3-Under (69) Round Has Ball Tied for Sixth

03/18/2018

Rebel Golf Freshmen Shine in Round 1 at Auburn

Julia Johnson (-2) and Conner Beth Ball (-1) in Top 15

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 • 2018 SEC All-Freshman Team
 • 2018 SEC Community Service Team
 • 2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
 • 2017 Ocean Course Invitational - Top 3
 • 2017 Magnolia Invitational - Top 5, Team Champions
 • 2017 Rainbow Wahine Invitational - Top 10, Team Champions
 • 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate - Team Champions
 • 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur - Match Play Qualifier


2017-18 (FRESHMAN)
SPRING:
Played in all eight spring events ... Named to 2018 SEC All-Freshman Team ... Selected to SEC Community Service Team ... Competed in 2018 NCAA Championships, shooting 5-over in the final two rounds in Stillwater ... Shot 2-over (218), finished tied for 27th at NCAA San Francisco Regional to help Ole Miss secure first ever NCAA Championship berth ... Tied for 40th, shooting 1-over in Round 3 of SEC Championship ... Recorded top-10 finish as Ole Miss finished second at Henssler Intercollegiate ... Shot 3-under (69) in Round 2 en route to top-25 finish at Auburn's Evans Derby Experience. FALL: Played in all five fall events ... Closed fall season with a 7th-place finish at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, fueling a third consecutive team victory ... Shot 71-74-71--216 for her third even-par-or-under tournament of the season ... Contributed counting scores in all three rounds of Ole Miss' team victory in the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate ... Shot 1-over (73) in Round 3 of the Rebels' come-from-behind victory ... Earned her second top-five finish (T5th) at the 2017 Magnolia Invitational ... Logged a new personal-best (69-75-70--214) to help the Rebels post the lowest team score in a tournament win in program history ... Shot 5-under (68) in her first collegiate round at 2017 Ocean Course Invitational ... Finished T3rd in first collegiate tournament (68-72-75--215).

PRIOR TO OLE MISS
No. 1 ranked junior player in Mississippi ... Two-time Mississippi Junior Amateur Champion ... One of the youngest ever to capture state title with her first win at age 13 ... Advanced to match play at the 2017 US Women's Amateur Championship ... Finished T-17th at 2016 USGA Girls' Junior Championship and advanced to match play ... Tied for third at the 37th Girls Junior North & South Amateur ... Runner-up in 2015 AJGA Junior ... Top 5 finisher at AJGA St. Francesville Area Foundation Junior ... Two Top 5s and three wins in SJGT tournaments ... Shot career-best 6-under in two-day competition to win SJGT TimberCreek Junior Classic ... Played in the Big I National Championship in 2012 and 2015.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Bill and Kameron Ball ... Volunteer coach at Reunion Golf & Country Club ... Founder of Play Through Foundation (playthroughfoundation.com), a non-profit organization to encourage young people to learn the game of golf and promote social skills and life lessons gained through the sport ... Majoring in Public Policy Leadership.

GETTING TO KNOW CONNER BETH
Favorite color: Red … Favorite sport outside of golf: Basketball … Favorite classroom subject: US History … Favorite pro golfer: Rickie Fowler … Favorite other sport athlete: Tim Duncan … Favorite pro sports team: Memphis Grizzlies … Favorite song: Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks … Favorite movie: Breakfast Club ... Three things I can’t live without: People—I just love people … Favorite TV show: Friends … Favorite thing to eat: Ajax Chicken and Dumplings … Favorite quote: “If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” - Maya Angelou … Best thing about Ole Miss: The hospitatlity … Favorite golf course: Pete Dye Golf Club - Bridgeport, WV … Favorite clubs in my bag: Putter … Favorite historical figure: Rosa Parks ... Favorite childhood toy: My plastic golf clubs … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Meet new people and get involved with campus activities

BALL BY THE NUMBERS

YEAR ROUNDS AVG.
2017-18 15 73.40


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Low 18 68 (Ocean Course Invitational, 2017-18)
Low 54 214 (Magnolia Invitational, 2017-18)
Best Individual Finish T3rd (Ocean Course Invitational, 2017-18)
Top 5 Finishes 2
Top 10 Finishes 3
Top 20 Finishes 3

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