Asher was a junior protege of the late Billy Welu and came on the Tour while a college freshman to win two tournaments in 1966. He set a PBA scoring record that stood for 10 years when he averaged 247 in winning the 1971 South Bend (Ind.) Open. The right-hander was runner-up in the 1973 and '75 Tournament of Champions after claiming the top-seeded position both years. In his final year on tour in 1976, he collected his 10th title in the Tucson Open.