Northwestern jumps to eighth, just four strokes out of a sixth-place tie
Fall 2014: Competed in all four of Northwestern's fall events, leading the Wildcats in two of them ... Ranked second on the team with a 72.55 stroke average in the fall, compiling two top-20 finishes and one top-10 ... Finished sixth at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate (Oct. 5-7), opening and closing with even-par 72s at the future home of the 2017 U.S. Open ... Named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week for his performance at Erin Hills ... Opened the Gifford Collegiate (Nov. 3-5) with an even-par 71 to help Northwestern to a fifth-place finish among a strong field.
Fall 2014 Results:
Windon Memorial Classic 72-71-71=214 (+4) (23rd)
Erin Hills Intercollegiate 72-73-72=217 (+1) (6th)
Rod Myers Invitational 76-75=151 (+7) (43rd)
Gifford Collegiate 71-72-73=216 (+3) (21st)
2013-14: Competed in all five of Northwestern's fall tournaments and played in nine tournaments overall on the season ... Had one top-20 finish with a 13th-place effort at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8) where he closed with a 3-under 69 ... Shattered his previous career-best total by five strokes and recorded one of just eight scores of 64 or better in Northwestern program history when he fired a 6-under 64 in the second round of the Gifford Collegiate at Pelican Hill (Nov. 4) ... The tally came with a 6-under 29 on his second nine, believed to be the first 29 in NU history ... Finished 1-2 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship to begin the spring season, defeating Will Seger of Indiana in NU's quarterfinal match ... Member of NU's team lineup at the NCAA San Antonio Regional (May 15-17) ... During the summer, won six matches to advance to the semifinal of the Scottish Amateur Championship, carding 29 birdies and an eagle during his run through the 256-man draw ... Defeated reigning British Amateur champion Bradley Neil in the Scottish Am quarterfinal ... Also took third at the Scottish U-21 Championship at St. Andrews.
Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational 74-79-78=231 (66th)
Windon Memorial Classic 81-77-73=231 (72nd)
Erin Hills Intercollegiate 74-74-69=217 (13th)
Rod Myers Invitational 78-79-74=231 (57th)
Gifford Collegiate at Pelican Hill 75-64-78=217 (30th)
Big Ten Match Play Championship 1-2
Def. Will Seger (IU), 1 up
Lost to Enzo Perez (PU), 1 up
Lost to Brian Bullington (IOWA), 2 and 1
Puerto Rico Classic 75-77-75=227 (67th)
The Goodwin 72-78-76=226 (82nd)
NCAA San Antonio Regional 79-78-80=237 (73rd)
2012-13: Competed in three of Northwestern's fall tournaments as an individual before working his way into the team lineup for every regular-season spring event ... Collected seven rounds at par or better on the year with six of those coming during NU's four spring stroke play events ... Best result of the year was a fifth-place effort at the regular-season-ending Northwestern Spring Invitational (4/15-4/16) where he opened and closed with collegiate-best 3-under 69s en route to a fifth-place 2-under 214 to help NU to the team title ... His 69s were part of identical 11-under 277 team scores for NU, at the time tied for the 10th best single-round team totals in school history ... Halved both of his matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in early February ... Began the Puerto Rico Classic (2/17-2/19) with a 4-over 76 before coming back to card identical 1-under 71s in each of the last two rounds ... Fired a first-round even-par 70 at the U.S. Intercollegiate (3/28) ... Best fall finish was a 23rd-place effort at the Wildcats' own Windon Memorial Classic during which he carded a fall-season-best even-par 71 in the second round ... Also played in the season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate and the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle as an individual in the fall.
2012-13 Results: Inverness Intercollegiate 78-78-76=232 (48th) (played as an individual)
Windon Memorial Classic 75-71-79=225 (23rd) (played as an individual)
Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle 81-79-78=238 (70th) (played as an individual)
Big Ten Match Play Championship 0-0-2
Halved with Andrew Yeager (U-M)
Halved with Andrew Fogg (IU)
Puerto Rico Classic 76-71-71=218 (31st)
Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic 77-71-73=221 (52nd)
U.S. Intercollegiate 70-74-72=216 (48th)
Northwestern Spring Invitational 69-76-69=214 (5th)
Big Ten Championships 75-80-75-77=307 (37th)
High School: Won the 2011 Scottish Boys Stroke Play Championship by making five birdies on the back nine to win by one ... Selected to play for the Scotland Boys Team in the 2011 Boys Home Internationals, which is a four-team Match Play tournament consisting of teams from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales ... Also represented Scotland at the Under-16 level in international matches against England, Ireland, Wales and Holland ... Holds the course record at Crail Golf Club with a 62 ... Won the 2010 SGU Junior Tour Event ... Twice a British Prep Schools Championship winner.
Personal: Born Josh Jamieson, son of Laurie and Susan Jamieson ... Grew up playing all of St. Andrews' links courses including the famed Old Course where he works as a caddy ... Great grandfather Laurie Ayton and great uncle Alex Ayton both spent time as the head professional at Evanston Golf Club ... The Junior Club trophy at St. Andrews is called the Ayton Trophy after Alex presented it to the Club in 1947 ... Majoring in communication studies.