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    Matt Rushton  
    Matt Rushton

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Cape Town, South Africa

    High School:
    Heritage Academy (Bluffton, SC)

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 155


    04/27/2014

    Irish Finish Seventh In Inaugural ACC Championship

    Junior Patrick Grahek ties for ninth place following final round 67 on Sunday

    04/26/2014

    Moving Day Sends Irish Into Fifth At The ACC Championship

    Notre Dame gains four spots on the leaderboard with second round one-under 287

    04/25/2014

    Irish Tied For Ninth After Day One Of ACC Championship

    Notre Dame remains in striking distance in first conference championship start

    04/24/2014

    Irish Ready For First ACC Championship

    Notre Dame one of 12 teams that will tee it up at the Old North State Club this weekend

    04/22/2014

    Irish Claim Four-Shot Win At Oak Hill Intercollegiate

    Senior Niall Platt takes second career medalist honors at 209 (-1)

    AS A FRESHMAN: 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).

    PREP AND PERSONAL:
    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)
    Career 10 30 25/30 2,241 74.70 67 (-4) 140 (-1) 210 (-3) T-6th ('13 Gopher Invitational)
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