Three Notre Dame golfers shot 3-over par 75's in the opening round at the Waterville Golf Links.
The co-champions finished the tournament at two-under-par (850).
Juniors Matthew Rushton, Blake Barens tied for eighth place at 141 (-1)
The Notre Dame men's golf team tied for second at the season-opening event.
Notre Dame's Cory Sciupider and Thomas Steve earn top 10 finishes to close home event
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in both of Notre Dame's fall home tournaments ... 79.20 stroke average over five rounds as an unattached player ... career-best 17th place finish at the Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge (Aug. 30) ... shared 46th place (81-77-76=234) playing as an individual in the Fighting Irish Golf Classic (Sept. 28-30).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made only appearance of the fall season at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 23-24), tying for 69th place with a score of 233 (79-81-73).
AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded his inaugural season for the Irish by competing in two tournaments ... ended the season with a stroke average of 76.00 ... finished the spring season with a stroke average of 74.00 ... made his Irish debut at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Oct. 7-9) ... playing as an individual, finished the tournament with a score of 234 (+21) in a three-way tie with teammates Tyler Wingo and Edward Hjerpe ... appeared in his second tournament of the year at the BIG EAST Championship (April 28-30) ... completed the tournament with a score of 222 (+6), earning a share of 25th place ... shot his best career round in the third round with a one-under par 71.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in men's golf while attending Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla. ... earned varsity letters each of four years there under the direction of head coach Carl Phillips ... helped squad to sectional championship during sophomore and junior years ... named team captain during both junior and senior seasons, while earning all-county distinction each of his four years ... finished as the high school district champion in both '09 and '10, while earning a runner-up result in '11 ... finished with three top-five, six top-10 and nine top-20 results in AJGA competitions ... finished in the top ten in the Optimist International in '10 ... won the Florida Junior Tour Championship at Mission Inn in November '10 ... rated as the 130th best golfer overall according to JGS, while checking in at 67 in the class of '12 ... ranked 36th in the class of '12 according to Golfweek, while placing 64th overall ... received First Honors every semester in high school and was named AJGA/HP Scholastic Honor Roll in both '10 and '11 ... participated in Link Crew, a high school mentor program and peer ministry ... biggest thrill was breaking school record for lowest 18-hole round after shooting a 66 at district championship ... son of Rick and Theresa Toste ... born in Hollywood, Fla. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Toste's Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2012-13||2||6||3/3||456||76.00||71 (-1)||151 (+7)||222 (+6)||T-25th (BIG EAST Championship)|
|2013-14||1||3||0/0||233||77.67||73 (+2)||160 (+18)||233 (+20)||T-69th (FIGGC)|
|2014-15||2||5||0/0||396||79.20||73 (+2)||158 (+16)||234 (+21)||17th (Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)|
|Career||5||14||3/3||1,085||77.50||71 (-1)||151 (+7)||222 (+6)||17th ('14 Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)|