Now a sophomore at Auburn University, Blayne Barber is ranked No. 9 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He was named to the Golf Coaches Association of America All-America second team as a freshman thanks to nine top-10 finishes. Barber tied for seventh at last year’s NCAA Championship at Inverness Club in Toledo, Oh., and is the reigning Florida State Amateur champion, a title he won by nine shots.
Name: Blayne Barber.
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Fla.
Favorite Food: Anything Mexican or Italian.
On My iPod: A little of everything but mainly Christian music.
Favorite Movie(s): “7 Pounds,” “Inside Man,” “Madagascar,” “Kicking and Screaming.”
Hidden Talent: I can juggle pretty well.
Biggest Fear: Failure.
Favorite Course: Inverness Club in Ohio.
Dream Foursome: Me, my Dad, and my brothers Shayne and Jayce.
Favorite Golfer Alive/Deceased: Trevor Immelman/Ben Hogan.
Words To Live By: Anything in the Bible.
Best Golf Tip: Play your own game.
Shot I Love To Practice: Knockdown 7-iron working it everyway possible.
Needs Improvement: Inside 100 yards.
Favorite Club: Putter.
Ball Marker: 1964 Quarter.
Superstitions: I’m not really superstitious but I always mark my ball with the quarter heads up, and I start the round with seven tees in my pocket.
Age You First Broke 70: 13.
Lowest Round Ever: 61.
Love To Trade Places With: I can’t really think of anybody. I’m pretty pleased with who God has made me.
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Tim Tebow.
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