RECORD BOOK UPDATE: Finished career with one career medalist finish, coming at the 2010 St. Mary[apos]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[apos]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[apos]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[apos]s Invitational)|
2011-12112920/292,20075.8665 (-6)140(-2)217 (+4)1st (Battle of the Warren)Career318351/696,26275.4665 (-6)140 (-2)211 (-4)1st ([apos]11 St. Mary[apos]s Invitational)