A player with a lot of potential ... Is long and straight off the tee ... Has worked hard to improve his short game ... Hits a lot of greens and fairways ... Fall: Competed in one tournament, the Squire Creek Intercollegiate (10/18-19) ... Finished T66 and posted two rounds of 77 ... Finished the fall with a 78 scoring average
Prep: Excelled on regional, state and local levels in Australia ... Was a three-year district champion ... Named All-State during his senior year and was All-Australian during his senior year ... Won the Flinders Open Amateur championship ... He also qualified to compete in the national Australian Amateur tournament ... Balcke finished with a 70.86 scoring average in 2003 and hit 71 percent of his fairways in regulation and 74 percent greens in regulation ... In 2002, Balcke was a member of the Victorian Team which won the Dean Shakes Stroke play medal at the Australian State Schools Championships ... He also was the runner up at the Victorian Junior competition final and won three events on the Victorian Junior summer schedule ... He also was the Peninsula District junior champion, match play champion and stroke play medalist ... Also was the captain of the football team during his junior and senior year ... Winner of the Victorian Sports Blue Sportsman of the Year
Personal: Son of Rodney and Kerri Balcke ... Majoring in sport administration ... Born May 21, 1984.