Three Notre Dame golfers shot 3-over par 75's in the opening round at the Waterville Golf Links.
The Notre Dame men's golf team will take a fall break trip to Ireland.
The Irish will travel to Carmel, Indiana, for Indiana University's Crooked Stick Intercollegiate.
The co-champions finished the tournament at two-under-par (850).
Juniors Matthew Rushton, Blake Barens tied for eighth place at 141 (-1)
The University of Notre Dame celebrated the 15th anniversary of its award-winning Warren Golf Course on Sept, 4, 2015.
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)|
|Career||15||43||27/35||3,308||76.93||70 (-1)||144 (+2)||215 (+2)||T-10th ('14 Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)|