Jim Kubinski also receives coach-of-the-year honors
Max Scodro again posts under-par round to lead way
Notre Dame enters tournament as highest-seeded conference squad
Senior Tom Usher shoots two-under par 140 to claim Medalist honors for Notre Dame.
Seven tournaments highlight a competitive docket.
Images of the Fighting Irish during their run to another BIG EAST title.
RECORD BOOK UPDATE: Finished career with the 17th best mark in career stroke average at 75.06.
AS A SENIOR: Named tri-captain along with fellow seniors Max Scodro and Tom Usher ... named all-BIG EAST for second straight year ... earned third monogram ... recorded eight rounds of even-par golf or better on the year - four under-par, four even ... saw 26 of 32 tournament rounds counted toward the team total ... finished fourth on the team in stroke average with a 74.31 mark ... competed in all 12 tournaments on the year, including seven during the spring season ... began the spring with a perfect 4-0 record at The Match Play, helping the Irish win the title ... finished tied for 68th at the Schenkel Invite after posting a 54-hole total of 225 (+9) ... tied for 40th the following week at the Linger Longer Invite, carding a score of 225 (+9) aided by an opening round 72 (E) ... finished second amongst the team and tied for 37th overall at the All-American Intercollegiate after finishing at 219 (+3) ... played the first two rounds at one-under par (72-71) ... finished in a tie for fourth at the Battle at the Warren with a two-round score of 145 (+3) ... closed out that tournament with a 68 (-3) ... earned highest finish of the year at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship, tying for third overall with a score of 212 (-4) ... played the first two rounds with a pair of even-par, 72's before ending the tournament with a 68 (-4) ... concluded season in a tie for 56th at the NCAA Central Regional, carding a 225 (+12) ... entered in all five fall events for the Irish ... carded 15 rounds during that portion of the schedule ... ended fall slate with a 75.13 stroke average ... began fall season strong with 32nd place finish at Gopher Invitational (228/+12) ... played best golf of fall at Illini Invitational with a 217 (+7) to finish in a tie for 15th ... ended with a three-day total 238 (+21) at the rainy and windy Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic ... shot a 235 (+19) at the famed Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C., in The Invitational at The Ocean Course ... ended the fall season strong with best to-par score of the season (+3) to finish with a 216 at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.
AS A JUNIOR: Named to all-BIG EAST team ... played in all 11 of Notre Dame's tournaments on the year ... saw 24 of his 30 rounds (.800) counted toward the team score, including 14 of 15 during the fall portion of the schedule ... finished third amongst Irish in stroke average with a mark of 73.93 - 75.47 in the spring and 72.40 in the fall ... enjoyed great success in his second rounds, averaging a 72.40 on his middle 18 holes ... posted best round of season and career to-date with a second-round 67 (-5) at the Lone Star Invitational ... also recorded fifth-best 54-hole tournament (vs. par) amongst the Irish at the Lone Star Invitational, finishing at three-under par (213) ... started the year as the second-best Irish finisher in tying for sixth overall at The Invite at Kiawah with a score of 219 (+3) ... grabbed a share of 27th at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, carding a 54-hole score of 221 (+11) ... tied for 14th at the Firestone Invitational after posting a 217 (+1), including a second-round 69 (-3) ... second amongst the Irish and third overall at the St. Mary's Invitational, finishing at even par (216) ... at the Notre Dame vs. Yale Cup, finished at nine-over par (153) ... earned a share of 60th at the Schenkel Invite, ending at 227 (+11) for the tournament ... finished tied for 35th at the LSU National Invitational, posting a 54-hole score of 233 (+17), aided by a second round 71 (-1) ... finished fourth overall at the Battle at the Warren after notching a one-under par 70 ... at the BIG EAST Championship, finished tied for 27th at 13-over par (226) ... ended season with a tie for 50th, alongside teammate Max Scodro, at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... ended the regional at seven over par (223).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned first monogram ... played in 10 tournaments for the Irish (26 rounds) ... had 21 of his 26 rounds count towards the team total ... recorded a 75.23 stroke average ... made his season debut at the Mason Rudolph Championship, where he tied for 30th, shooting a one-over par 143 (70-73) ... helped Notre Dame to a fifth-place team finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... recorded an eagle on day one of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic and ended up tying for 24th in the tournament at 12-over par 222 (74-72-76) ... highlighted his spring campaign with a 19th-place showing at the Bandon Dunes Championship with a 23-over par 165 (86-79) ... both his rounds at the Bandon Dunes Championship counted towards the team score as he helped the Irish record the team victory ... competed in the 2010 BIG EAST Championship for the first time in his career, tying for 23rd with a nine-over par 222 total (79-70-73).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in six tournament as a rookie ... notched 78.18 stroke average for 17 rounds, with two of three competitive rounds going towards team total ... made debut as individual competitor at John Dallio Memorial, tying for 47th place at 13-over par 229 (78-70-81); second-round 70 was season-low mark ... teed off with "B" squad at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, winding up tied for 78th place at 29-over par 239 (80-81-78) ... got first starting nod with Irish travel team at UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championships, sharing 65th place at 20-over par 236 (79-76-81) ... began spring on high note with season-best tie for 15th place at Palmas del Mar Intercollegiate in Puerto Rico, firing season-low six-over par 222 (73-74-75) while playing as individual participant ... also competed as individual at Border Olympics, tying for 77th place at 21-over par 237 (76-83-78) ... closed out freshman year as individual competitor at Caputo Invitational, sharing 26th place at 22-over par 166 (84-82).
SUMMER 2008: Missed cut by one shot at American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Rolex Tournament of Champions in Newburgh, Ind. (Victoria National GC) with 12-over par 156 (76-80) ... bounced back extremely well with runner-up finish at AJGA's HP Boys Junior Championship in Orlando, Fla. (Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge) with three-under 285 (72-68-73-72), winding up one shot back after holding 36- and 54-hole leads ... finished three shots shy of qualifying for Western Amateur, carding five-over par 75 to tie for 29th place at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas ... member of TWHS Class 5A state championship squad in 2007 and 5A state runner-up team in 2008 ... peaked at 63rd in Golfweek/Titleist rankings ... rose to 35th in AJGA/Polo rankings in summer of 2008 ... regular competitor on Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) since age 12 ... 2006 FCWT Central Region Player of the Year ... five-time FCWT All-American ... played in 35 FCWT events during his junior golf career, amassing 78.12 stroke average and making the cut in all but one tournament ... won five FCWT age-division titles and finished in the Top 10 on 24 occasions ... also played in 17 events on AJGA Tour, amassing 76.23 stroke average with one win and four top-10 finishes ... earned fully-exempt status on AJGA Tour in 2006 ... played for victorious USA squad in 2006 and 2007 USA-Canada Junior Team matches; one of 2007 USA teammates was fellow incoming Irish freshman Max Scodro ... only junior golfer to advance out of pre-qualifying tournament for 2008 PGA Tour Shell Houston Open (shot one-under par 71) ... hails from same high school that produced former Irish football player Travis Leitko (2003-06) and women's golfer Stacy Brown (2004-07) ... full name is Christopher Cameron Walker ... younger of two children born to Terry and Sherri Walker ... mother, Sherri, and brother, Joe, both graduated from Notre Dame ... father, Terry, played tennis at Wichita State University ... born in Chicago, Ill. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.
Walker's Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2008-09||6||17||2/3||1,329||78.18||70 (-2)||166 (+22)||222 (+6)||T-15th (Palmas del Mar Intercollegiate)|
|2009-10||10||26||21/26||1,956||75.23||70 (-1)||143 (+1)||222 (+9)||T-19th (Brandon Dumes Championship)|
|2010-11||11||30||24/30||2,218||73.93||67 (-5)||138 (-6)||212 (-4)||1st (St. Mary's Invitational)||2011-12||12||32||26/32||2,378||74.31||68 (-3)||143 (+1)||212 (-4)||T-3rd (Big East Championship)|
|Career||39||105||73/91||7,881||75.41||67 (-5)||138 (-6)||212 (-4)||1st ('11 St. Mary's Invitational)|