Men's Golf



Irish Open With Emphatic Win At The Kickoff Challenge

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


Barens Qualifies For U.S. Amateur Championship

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


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.


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.


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.


Commencement 2017

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


Instant Reaction with Blake Barens

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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 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).


  • 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


Villa Park, CA

High School:
Orange Lutheran

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 145

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