Polk County senior Will Ballard has been named the Times-News golfer of the year as the paper announced its All-Area team on Wednesday.

Ballard placed third in the 2A West Regional and earned a berth in the state 2A tournament, where he placed ninth, firing rounds of 71 and 76 at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines. He finished the season with a stroke average of 76.6.

Polk County teammate Jaron Bontrager also earned a spot on the team.

The complete team can be found here.