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     Blake Barens  
    Blake

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Villa Park, CA

    High School:
    Orange Lutheran

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 145


    09/08/2014

    Irish Tie For 10th Place At Gopher Invitational

    Notre Dame earns top 10 in first road tournament of 2014-15 in Minnesota

    09/07/2014

    Irish Men's Golf In 10th Place After 36 Holes At Gopher Invitational

    Freshman Thomas Steve leads Notre Dame golfers with a five-over par 147.

    09/06/2014

    Irish Return To Gopher Invitational This Weekend

    Notre Dame opens 2014 road season in Independence, Minn.

    08/31/2014

    Irish Open Fall With Team Victory At The Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge

    Notre Dame cards rounds of 281-280 (561) to win home tournament by 19 strokes

    03/17/2014

    Irish Earn First Spring Top Five At Talis Park Challenge

    Pair of Notre Dame players finish in top 10 in spring's second tournament

    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)
    Career 6 18 8/15 1,407 78.17 72 (+1) 149 (+7) 226 (+13) T-34th ('13 Georgetown Intercollegiate)
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