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     Blake Barens  
    Blake

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Villa Park, CA

    High School:
    Orange Lutheran

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 145


    04/05/2015

    Irish Finish 11th At Challenging Mason Rudolph Championship

    Notre Dame caps regular season tournament slate in Tennessee

    04/04/2015

    Rushton In Top 20 After Day Two Of Mason Rudolph Championship

    Notre Dame in 11th place after tournament's opening 36 holes

    04/03/2015

    Irish Tied For Seventh, Within Striking Distance At Mason Rudolph Championship

    Rushton, Wingo in top 15 after day one at Vanderbilt event in Tennessee

    04/02/2015

    Irish To Face Elite Field At Vanderbilt's Mason Rudolph Championship

    Notre Dame caps regular season tournament schedule at the Vanderbilt Legends Club

    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

    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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