AS A SENIOR: Ended his final season with the Irish competing in two total events, both as an individual … wrapped up the year with a stroke average of 80.25 overall – 77.00 in the spring and 81.33 in the fall … took to the course for the first time on the season at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic … placed 80th in the field after carding a 54-hole total of 244 (+34) … saved his best round for last, concluding the FIGGC with a 75 (+5) on his final 18 holes, also his lowest round of the year … returned in the spring at the Battle at the Warren, tying for 21st with a score of 77 (+6).
AS A JUNIOR: Participated in two tournaments for the Irish … recorded a 78.75 stroke average … opened his season at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic as an individual participant … tied for 72nd at the FIGGC with a 25-over par 235 (81-74-80) … competed at the Battle at the Warren finishing at 10-over par 80.
SUMMER 2008: Despite tough weather conditions, advanced to 16-man match play tree at Wolverton Alberta Open Championship in Dewinton (Carnmoney GC) after finishing sixth (fourth among amateurs) during medal play at two-over par 146 (73-73) … fell in first round of Alberta Match Play Championship in Dewinton (Carnmoney GC) on 19th hole to Tim Webb … tied for 34th at Sun Life Financial Men[apos]s Amateur in Calgary (Calgary G&CC) with 19-over par 299 (76-70-80-73) … earned exemption into main field at Western Amateur, but did not make 36-hole cut after firing nine-over par 149 (75-74) at Point O[apos] Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in six tournaments during his first collegiate season, including the last three in the Irish starting lineup … tallied 75.53 stroke average over 17 rounds … saw all nine of his travel-squad rounds count to the team score … made college debut at Rutgers Invitational (‘B’ team event), tying for eighth place at six-over par 219 (69-77-73) and setting season-low marks for 18 and 54 holes in the process … participated as an individual at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, where he placed 69th at 34-over par 244 (80-83-81) … opened spring season with 32nd-place tie in Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff (‘B’ team event) at 19-over par 232 (75-80-77) … broke into starting lineup for first time at National Invitational Tournament, ending up tied for 48th place at eight-over par 224 (74-72-78) … posted best finish of rookie season at Irish Invitational, tying for fourth place at one-over par 141 (71-70) … became the seventh Notre Dame freshman in as many seasons to play at BIG EAST Championship, tying for 18th place at eight-over par 224 (77-75-72).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Enjoyed strong junior golf career, both in his home province of Alberta, as well as in the United States … qualified for and participated in the 2009 U.S. Amateur at Southern Hill Golf and Country Club after shooing a 67-69 to qualify … also participated twice ([apos]08, [apos]09) in the Western Amateur … three-time winner of Alberta Juvenile Championship (16-and-under) … three-time winner of Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) Future Links Championship (Bantam division) … two-time qualifier for Canadian Amateur Championship, advancing to match play in 2006 … played way into 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship with dramatic rally in qualifying, carding birdies on six of his last eight holes, including the first playoff hole … finished 34th on 2007 CN Future Links Junior Order of Merit … played regularly on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tour … registered 75.80 stroke average in 13 events on the AJGA loop, collecting six top-20 finishes (two in the Top 10) … temporarily relocated to La Quinta, Calif., for 2006-07 winter season, playing in four events on the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) and tying for 38th on the FCWT points list while logging a 72.00 stroke average … posted four top-20 finishes on that circuit, including three in the Top 10 … finished second at 2006 FCWT Escena Classic after shooting eight-under par 136 (66-70) … tied for second at 2006 FCWT Mission Hills Pete Dye Invitational with four-under par 136 (70-66) … graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary, Alberta … member of the RCGA Canadian Junior National Team in [apos]06, which included other golfers Matt Hill, Eugene Wong and Nick Taylor, who were all former #1 ranked college golfers … first Canadian golfer to join Irish program since Walter Mulfur (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) earned a monogram in 1956 … one of three foreign-born players who teed up for Notre Dame in 2008-09, along with Brazilian Olavo Batista and England[apos]s Tom Usher … full name is Dustin Charles Zhang … older of two children born to Charles Zhang and Jen Yu … born September 9, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta … currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major with 3.377 cumulative grade-point average (GPA).
Zhang[apos]s Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2007-08||6||17||8/8||1,284||75.53||69 (-2)||141 (+1)||219 (+6)||T-4th (59)- Irish Invitational|
|2008-09||9||26||16/21||1,984||76.31||68 (-4)||159 (+15)||223(+7)||T-13th (Caputo Invitational)|
|2009-10||2||4||0/0||315||78.75||74 (+4)||—||235 (+25)||T-72nd (Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic)|
|2010-11||2||4||0/0||321||80.25||75 (+5)||159 (+14)||244 (+34)||T-21st (The Battle at the Warren)|
|Career||19||51||24/29||3,904||77.71||68 (-4)||141 (+1)||219 (+6)||T-4th ([apos]08 Irish Invitational)|