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08/30/2015

Rushton Captures Medalist Honors At The 2015 Kickoff Challenge

The Notre Dame men's golf team tied for second at the season-opening event.

08/29/2015

Men's Golf Opens Season At Kickoff Challenge

The Irish will play host to the three-team tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30.

04/26/2015

Irish Finish 11th At 2015 ACC Championship

Notre Dame ends final day with a 303 score for a 911 three-day total

04/25/2015

Irish In 11th After 36 At The ACC Championship

Notre Dame completed its second round of the conference tournament on Saturday

04/24/2015

Irish Share 10th Place After Day One Of The ACC Championship

Notre Dame players pick up three shots in final two holes to enter tournament's top 10

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)

Blake Barens
Blake  Barens

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Villa Park, CA

High School:
Orange Lutheran

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 145

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September 12
All Day
at Rod Myers Invitational
Durham, N.C. (Duke Golf Club)
September 13
All Day
at Rod Myers Invitational
Durham, N.C. (Duke Golf Club)
September 21
All Day
vs Fighting Irish Golf Classic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Warren Golf Course)
September 22
All Day
vs Fighting Irish Golf Classic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Warren Golf Course)
October 3
All Day
at Tar Heel Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC Finley Golf Course)
October 4
All Day
at Tar Heel Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC Finley Golf Course)
October 12
All Day
at Crooked Stick Invitational
Carmel, Ind. (Crooked Stick Golf Club)
October 13
All Day
at Crooked Stick Invitational
Carmel, Ind. (Crooked Stick Golf Club)

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