RECORD BOOK UPDATE: Finished career with one career medalist finish, coming at the 2010 St. Mary's Invitational ... posted lowest career round in NCAA Regional play in Irish history following his second round 65 (-6) at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... also ranks as the second lowest mark in Irish history in any tournament, in relation to strokes and to-par.
AS A SENIOR: Named tri-captain prior to final campaign ... competed in six of seven tournament during the spring season ... earned third monogram ... began docket going a perfect 4-0 at The Match Play, helping the team capture the title in the 12-team field ... finished 77th at the Schenkel Invite with a 54-hole score of 228 (+12) ... returned to the course at the All-American Intercollegiate, placing 81st at 241 (+25) ... topped the podium at the Battle at the Warren, finishing at 140 (-2), aided by an opening round 68 (-3) ... began postseason with a share of 35th at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship with a score of 226 (+10) ... posted best round of event in third and final round with a 73 (+1) ... finished second on team and 34th overall at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional with a 217 (+4) ... used strong second round in which he posted program-low score for an NCAA Regional with a 65 (-6) ... played in all five events on the fall slate, carding 15 total rounds ... averaged 76.54 stroke average in events ... started season with +15 (231) effort at the Gopher Invitational in Wayzata, Minn. ... fired three-day total 232 (+22) in Illini Invitational at the world-renown Olympia Fields course ... took 224 (+14) strokes at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic to finish in a tie for 31st ... traveled to Kiawah Island for The Invitational at the Ocean Course, carding a 236 (+20) tournament total ... rounded out the fall with a +12 (225) finish at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.
AS A JUNIOR: Monogram winner ... enjoyed best season of Irish career to-date, before season ended early due to a hand injury ... named BIG EAST Golfer of the Month for October, while also claiming conference Player of the Week for the week of March 23 ... played in opening eight tournaments of the season, all as a member of the rotation ... highest finisher of the Irish at three of those eight tournaments ... finished the year with a stroke average of 74.70 - 78.00 in the spring and 72.93 in the fall ... saw 18 of his 23 rounds (.783) counted toward the team score on the season ... posted seven under-par rounds - four of which broke 70 - and four even-par rounds ... earned medalist honors at the St. Mary's Invitational, finishing the tournament at four under par (212), aided by an opening round 68 (-4) ... that tournament set new personal-bests for lowest individual round as well as 54-hole tournament ... opened season with a tie for 65th at The Invite at Kiawah, carding a 54-hole score of 241 (+25) ... highest finisher of the Irish and tied for seventh overall at the Fighting Irish Gridirion Golf Classic, recording a 212 (+2) ... posted second straight 212 at the Firestone Invitational, finishing fourth overall at four under par ... at the Lone Star Invitational, earned a share of 15th after putting together a one-over par 217 ... carded a 157 (+13) at the two-round Notre Dame vs. Yale Cup ... led the Irish at the Schenkel Invite, earning a share of 20th with a score of 218 (+2), including a 69 (-3) in his second round ... final event of season came at the LSU National Invitational, where he carded a 249 (+33) to tie for 60th.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned first monogram ... all-BIG EAST conference selection ... recorded a 75.06 stroke average ... saw action in eight events for the Irish, most of which came in the spring campaign ... had nine of his 11 rounds (.818) count towards the team total ... tied for first at 2010 BIG EAST Championship with teammate Max Scodro, before falling in a four-man sudden-victory playoff ... performance at the BIG EAST Championship marked his highest finish with the Irish ... he finished the BIG EAST Championship at two-over par (75-71-69=215) ... his second-round 71 was aided by a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th ... his final round 69 matched his lowest career round with the Irish ... Battle at the Warren co-medalist, carding a one-under par 69 as an individual participant ... placed ninth at the Bandon Dunes Championship with a 16-over par 158 (76-82), helping secure a first-place finish for the Irish ... led the way for the Irish at The Match Play tournament securing 2.5 points in three matches, earning victories against Georgetown and Connecticut ... competed as an individual at the Border Olympics, carding an 11-over 227 (80-72-75) to tie for 41st with teammate Chris Walker.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in five tournaments, making three starts ... carded 76.20 stroke average for 15 rounds, with seven of nine competitive rounds going towards team score ... made collegiate debut as individual participant at John Dallio Memorial, collecting season-best 22nd-place tie at six-over par 222 (75-70-77); second-round 70 also was season-low ... top finisher on "B" team at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, coming home in tie for 39th place at 16-over par 226 (78-74-74) ... earned first starting assignment at The Prestige at PGA West, tying for 73rd place at 19-over par 235 (78-82-75) ... made most of spring debut at FAU Spring Break Championship, posting team-best 27th-place tie with season-low eight-over par 221 (73-73-75) ... tied for 60th place at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate with 26-over par 239 (78-80-81).
SUMMER 2008: Played in five events on Yorkshire Order of Merit (YOM), contested at courses throughout northern England county of Yorkshire, largest in Great Britain ... tied for fourth at The Hawksworth Trophy with level-par 144 (72-72) ... placed fourth at The Earl of Dartmouth Trophy with seven-over 151 (76-75) ... negotiated blustery conditions to win The Hornsea Gutty by one shot at five-over 149 (77-72) ... shared 34th place at Yorkshire Amateur Championship with 10-over 154 (74-80) ... recovered brilliantly with runner-up finish at The Bingley St. Ives Salver with five-under 137 (70-67), ending just one shot off the pace ... missed final four YOM events due to departure for Notre Dame ... was third on YOM points table with 625 points at time of his departure, leading the way in mid-July.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated with nearly 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) from Guiseley School in Leeds, England ... compiled 72.17 stroke average during final three junior golf seasons ... competed primarily in Nick Faldo Series events from 2006-08 ... picked up three wins and placed in the Top 10 on 12 occasions ... multi-sport athlete, having also competed in soccer, track and cricket ... candidate for admission to prestigious Oxford University ... first European golfer to play for Notre Dame ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.
Usher's Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2008-09||5||15||7||1,143||76.20||70 (-2)||--||221(+6)||T-22nd (John Dallio Memorial)|
|2009-10||7||16||9/11||1,201||75.06||69 (-1)||--||215 (+2)||T-1st (BIG EAST Championship)|
|2010-11||8||23||18/23||1,718||74.70||68 (-4)||139(-1)||212 (-4)||1st (St. Mary's Invitational)||2011-12||11||29||20/29||2,200||75.86||65 (-6)||140(-2)||217 (+4)||1st (Battle of the Warren)|
|Career||31||83||51/69||6,262||75.46||65 (-6)||140 (-2)||211 (-4)||1st ('11 St. Mary's Invitational)|