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     Matthew Rushton  
    Matthew

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Cape Town, South Africa

    High School:
    Heritage Academy (Bluffton, SC)

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 155


    09/22/2014

    Irish Close With 11th Place Finish At Windon Memorial Classic

    Notre Dame's Matthew Rushton finished in a tie for 14th place (72-67-73=212)

    09/21/2014

    Irish Move Up To Sixth Place After Solid Round Two At Windon Memorial

    Notre Dame gains four places on leaderboard with afternoon five-over-par 285

    09/20/2014

    Irish Set For First Windon Memorial Classic Appearance Since 2004

    Notre Dame to play in Northwestern's signature event for the third time in program history

    09/08/2014

    Irish Tie For 10th Place At Gopher Invitational

    Notre Dame earns top 10 in first road tournament of 2014-15 in Minnesota

    09/07/2014

    Irish Men's Golf In 10th Place After 36 Holes At Gopher Invitational

    Freshman Thomas Steve leads Notre Dame golfers with a five-over par 147.

    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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