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     Blake Barens  
    Blake

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Villa Park, CA

    High School:
    Orange Lutheran

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 145


    03/16/2015

    Top 20s From Barens And Steve Guide Irish To Talis Park Top 10

    Notre Dame closes solid 54 holes against competitive field at the Talis Park Golf Club

    03/15/2015

    Steve In Top 15 To Lead Notre Dame After Day One At Talis Park Challenge

    Notre Dame freshman tied for 15th at even par after 36 holes in Naples, Florida

    03/14/2015

    Irish Return To Talis Park Challenge In Sunshine State

    Notre Dame makes second straight appearance in Naples, Florida tournament hosted by Ball State

    03/11/2015

    Irish Claw To Solid Finish Under Difficult Conditions At Lamkin San Diego Classic

    Notre Dame places 12th in tournament field that included four top 30 opponents

    03/10/2015

    Irish In 12th After Day One At Lamkin San Diego Classic

    Sophomore Matthew Rushton posted low Notre Dame score with a 69 (-3) in the first round

    FALL 2014: Made four tournament appearances during the fall season, starting two events ... 77.50 stroke average over 10 rounds, including his first career top 10 finish ... 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).

    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 4 10 4/5 775 77.50 73 (+2) 148 (+6) 227 (+14) T-10th (Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)
    Career 10 28 12/20 2,182 77.93 72 (+1) 148 (+6) 226 (+13) T-10th ('14 Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)
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