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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


    04/06/2014

    Platt Earns Co-Runner-Up Honors In Notre Dame Top 10 At Irish Creek

    Notre Dame senior moves into all-time scoring average lead with second place finish

    04/05/2014

    Irish Tied For Sixth After Opening Day At Irish Creek Collegiate

    Notre Dame one shot out of the tournament's top five following day one

    04/04/2014

    Notre Dame Returns To Irish Creek Collegiate This Weekend

    Irish back at The Club at Irish Creek for the second straight season

    03/25/2014

    Irish Finish 13th At Lone Star Invitational

    Senior Niall Platt posts second straight under-par round to tie for 12th place

    03/24/2014

    Irish Post Best Round Of Spring On Day One At Lone Star Invitational

    A four-under-par 284 moved Notre Dame within three strokes of seventh place

    FALL 2013: Started first five career collegiate tournaments during opening half of freshman campaign, compiling a 74.80 scoring average over 15 rounds ... flew out of the gates in first-ever tournament appearance at the Gopher Invitational, 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, 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, sharing 18th place (71-74-74-219).

    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 First Year of Studies program.

    Rushton's Career Statistics

    Year Tournaments Rounds Count Strokes Avg. Top Rd Top 36 Top 54 Top Finish (Field)- Event
    2013-14 5 15 13/15 1,122 74.80 67 (-4) 140 (-1) 210 (-3) T-6th (Gopher Invitational)
    Career 5 15 13/15 1,122 74.80 67 (-4) 140 (-1) 210 (-3) T-6th ('13 Gopher Invitational)
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