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09/03/2016

Irish Open With Emphatic Win At The Kickoff Challenge

Freshman John Felitto claimed medalist honors after a record-setting performance.

07/27/2016

Barens Qualifies For U.S. Amateur Championship

The 2016 championship will be played at the Oakland Hills CC on Aug. 15-21.

04/16/2016

Albin Shoots Second Round 67 To Claim Battle At The Warren Medalist Honors

Notre Dame won the fourth installment of the Battle at the Warren on Saturday.

10/22/2015

Men's Golf In Fifth After First Round Of The Jerry Murray/Waterville Invitational

Three Notre Dame golfers shot 3-over par 75's in the opening round at the Waterville Golf Links.

10/15/2015

Some Irish Golf Tests Ahead for the Fighting Irish Men

The Notre Dame men's golf team will take a fall break trip to Ireland.

05/23/2017

Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.

10/11/2016

Instant Reaction with Blake Barens

Senior, Blake Barens, speaks with @NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, following his individual tournament victory at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic.

09/10/2015

Warren Golf Course - 15th Anniversary

The University of Notre Dame celebrated the 15th anniversary of its award-winning Warren Golf Course on Sept, 4, 2015.

AS A SENIOR:

  • Played in all 11 tournaments, counting 28 of his 31 rounds.
  • Had two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes, and eight top-25 finishes.
  • Led the team in stroke average with 72.29, ranking third in school history.
  • Placed first at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Oct. 11) with a score of 201 (nine-under par).
  • The 201 score set a school record for 54-hole tournaments.
  • Led the team with 18 par-or-better rounds.
  • Notre Dame’s top finisher in the National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 28) with a 214 (-2), tying for 18th overall.

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Played in all 11 tournaments (30 of 30 rounds).
  • Posted two top-five finishes, two top-10 finishes and four top-25 showings.
  • Notched his best finish at the Fighting Irish Golf Classic when he tied for second by firing a three-under par 210 (Sept. 21-22).
  • Had a 75.10 stroke average for the year, which ranked third on the team.
  • Ranked fourth on the team as 22 of his 27 rounds counted towards team scoring (.815).
  • Tied for third at the Battle at the Warren (April 16) by shooting a three-over par 145.
  • Totaled five under-par rounds on the season as well as four even-par rounds.

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Competed in nine tournaments during sophomore season, making seven starts in the Notre Dame lineup.
  • Logged a 76.04 stroke average over 25 total rounds, including five playing unattached.
  • Posted two top 25 results, including first career top 10 finish.
  • Led all Notre Dame players with .950 clip (19-for-20) of staring lineup rounds counting toward the team score.
  • Tied for 10th place at the Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge (Aug. 30), carding rounds of 73-75=148 (+6).
  • Placed in a tie for 33rd place at the Fighting Irish Golf Classic (Sept. 28-30), posting a final score of 227 (75-73-79).
  • Was the top Notre Dame finisher at the Jones Invitational (Feb. 23-24, 74-76-76=226), the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 9-10, 76-80-71=227) and the Talis Park Challenge (March 15-16, 70-74-71=215), tying for 20th place overall at Talis Park.
  • Led all Notre Dame players by tying for 43rd place with a final score of 227 (77-76-74) at the ACC Championship (April 24-26).

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Appeared in six tournaments during first collegiate season, earning a start in five events.
  • Compiled a 78.17 scoring average over 18 competitive rounds, and posted one top-40 finish.
  • Tied for 57th place in first career start at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 8-9) after firing a cumulative 234 (83-75-76).
  • Carded season's best round, a one-over par 72, in the first round of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 23-24) at the Warren Golf Course.
  • Posted best career finish in a tie for 34th place at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-22) (73-76-77-226).
  • Finished in a tie for 42nd place in first career spring season start at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 10-11), posting best score in relation to par at 12-over-par (76-76-76).

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Letterwinner at Orange Lutheran High School.
  • Earned seven top-10 finishes on the summer circuit in 2012, claiming the tournament title at the American Junior Golf Association Ping Phoenix event.
  • Runner-up at the 2012 CIF Southern Section Championship after firing a five-under par 67 at the Riverside Country Club.
  • Turned in three straight rounds in the 60s (69-69-68) to finish fourth at the 2012 AJGA Heather Farr tournament.
  • Won the 2011 Junior World Qualifier at Buenaventura Golf Course, carding a four-under 66.
  • Triumphed over 64 other players to win a youth major at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Turtle Point and Ocean Course.
  • Won the 2010 Toyota Tour Cup Qualifying School tournament at Menifee Lakes.
  • Was the youngest contestant to ever qualify for the Golf Channel's Drive, Chip, and Putt competition.
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Barens' Career Statistics

Year Tournaments Rounds Count Strokes Avg. Top Rd Top 36 Top 54 Top Finish (Field)- Event
2013-14 6 18 8/15 1,407 78.17 72 (+1) 149 (+7) 226 (+13) T-34th (Georgetown Intercollegiate)
2014-15 9 25 19/20 1,901 76.04 70 (-1) 144 (+2) 215 (+2) T-10th (Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)
2015-16 11 30 22/27 2,253 75.10 69 (-2) 141 (-1) 210 (-3) T-2nd (Fighting Irish Golf Classic)
2016-17 11 31 28/31 2,241 72.29 66 (-4) 133 (-7) 201 (-11) 1st (Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic)
Career 37 104 77/93 7,802 74.23 66 (-4) 133 (-7) 201 (-11) 1st ('16 Fighting Irish Golf Classic)

Blake Barens
Blake  Barens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Villa Park, CA

High School:
Orange Lutheran

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 145

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