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     Matthew Rushton  


    Cape Town, South Africa

    High School:
    Heritage Academy (Bluffton, SC)

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 155


    Rushton Captures Medalist Honors At The 2015 Kickoff Challenge

    The Notre Dame men’s golf team tied for second at the season-opening event.


    Men's Golf Opens Season At Kickoff Challenge

    The Irish will play host to the three-team tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30.


    Irish Finish 11th At 2015 ACC Championship

    Notre Dame ends final day with a 303 score for a 911 three-day total


    Irish In 11th After 36 At The ACC Championship

    Notre Dame completed its second round of the conference tournament on Saturday


    Irish Share 10th Place After Day One Of The ACC Championship

    Notre Dame players pick up three shots in final two holes to enter tournament's top 10

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Only Notre Dame player to start all 11 tournaments during sophomore season ... team-low 73.84 stroke average in 31 total rounds at the top of the Irish lineup ... logged a .935 percentage (29-for-31) in rounds counting toward the Notre Dame team total ... led all Irish players with 11 sub-par rounds, including nine under-par efforts (seven rounds in the 60s) ... earned a then career-best finish in solo third place (68-70=138) at the Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge (Aug. 30) ... solo 11th place at Gopher Invitational (Sept. 7-8), firing a combined 219 (73-75-71) ... tied for 14th place at the Windon Memorial (Sept. 21-22), equaling a career-low with a second round 67 ... earned runner-up honors for the first time at the Rod Myers Invitational (Oct. 11-12), tying for second place with a two-round score of 139 (68-71) ... shared top Notre Dame finisher honors at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 9-10), carding a three-round score of 227 (69-77-81) to tie for 47th place ... earned best spring finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship (April 3-5), firing a final score of 222 (69-76-77) to tie for 27th place.

    Started first 10 career collegiate tournaments during freshman campaign, compiling a 74.70 scoring average over 30 rounds ... flew out of the gates in first-ever tournament appearance at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 8-9), tying for sixth place with a three-round score of 210 (67-73-70) ... carded a second round score of one-under-par 70 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 23-24), ultimately finishing in a tie for 27th place overall (74-70-77-221) ... added second top 20 effort of the fall at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-22), sharing 18th place (71-74-74-219) ... earned third career top 20 result at the Irish Creek Collegiate (April 5-6), tying for 17th place with a four-over score of 217 (72-72-73) ... broke into the top 10 for the second time at the Notre Dame Oak Hill Intercollegiate (April 21-22), earning a share of ninth place at the historic Oak Hill Country Club (74-71-77-222).

    Originally from Cape Town, South Africa ... prepped at Heritage Academy ... won the Boys 15-19 championship at the 2012 International Junior Golf Tour Port Royal Golf Club (Hilton Head, S.C.) tournament, firing a two-day score of 142 (73-69) ... logged five top-25s on the summer 2012 circuit, highlighted by an eighth-place finish in the Southern Junior (Country Club of North Carolina) and a runner-up effort at the American Junior Golf Association/Under Armour Vicky Hurst Championship (Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant, La.) ... four top-five finishes on the 2011 IJGT docket, including a tie for second place at the Falcons Fire Golf Club tournament (Kissimmee, Fla.) ... won a pair of IJGT events in 2010, claiming the top prize at the TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) and the Port Royal Club tournaments ... named Golfweek Junior Player of the Week in recognition of his three-under par (72-69-141) at Port Royal ... recorded six straight victories in IJGT events in 2009 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

    Rushton's Career Statistics

    Year Tournaments Rounds Count Strokes Avg. Top Rd Top 36 Top 54 Top Finish (Field)- Event
    2013-14 10 30 25/30 2,241 74.70 67 (-4) 140 (-1) 210 (-3) T-6th (Gopher Invitational)
    2014-15 11 31 29/31 2,289 73.84 67 (-3) 138 (-4) 212 (+2) T-2nd (Rod Myers Invitational)
    Career 21 61 54/61 4,530 74.26 67 (-4) 138 (-4) 210 (-3) T-2nd ('14 Rod Myers Invitational)
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