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Clara Baena
Clara Baena

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Madrid, Spain

Major:
Journalism

Updated Aug. 5, 2014

Baena bio

Freshman Year (2013-14)
Competed in 10 events as a freshman ... 18 of 25 rounds in team events (72.0%) counted toward Auburn's team score ... Recorded a scoring average of 76.67 over 27 total rounds ... Best finish was a tie for 11th in the 18-hole stroke play portion of the Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic ... Best round was a 71, which she shot twice ... Closed with a 1-under-par 71 in the final round of the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational; shot 83-78-71=232 (+16) to tie for 80th ... Recorded a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of the SEC Championship and tied for 35th with rounds of 82-71-77=230 (+14) ... Best tournament score was a 1-over-par 217 after rounds of 72-73-72 at the AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, where she tied for 22nd ... Tied for 50th at her collegiate debut at season-opening Cougar Classic, carding rounds of 76-77-73=226 (+10) ... Placed 49th at the Stanford Intercollegiate, after rounds of 72-75-76--223 (+10)... Tied for 23rd with rounds of 82-76--158 (+14) at the Lady Bulldog Individual Tournament ... Competed in NCAA East Regional, tying for 55th with scores of 72-77-74=223 (+7).

Prior to Auburn
In 2010, she took second place at the U16 Spanish National Championship and won the North of England U16 Championship... In 2011, she placed fifth at the Portuguese International Championship... Also took second place at both the Spanish International Championship and the Spanish U16 National Championship... With the Spanish national team, won the Europe of the Vagliano U16 Trophy... Played on the national team that took third at the 2011 European Girls Team Championship, but won the European Young Masters... She placed third, individually, at the European Masters... Won the 2011 Spanish National Communities Championship in Madrid, also won with the Spanish team at the 2011 Lacoste 4 Nations Championship... She took third place at the 2012 Spanish International Stroke Play Championship and took second at the Cartier Trophy... She won a 2012 Banesto Tour Event... With the Spanish national team, she took second at the 2012 European Girls Team Championship and second at the 2012 British Girls Championship... In 2013, she won the Portuguese International Championship and was on the Spanish team that won the European Nations Championship where she played along side Patricia and Marta Sanz... Played on the Spanish national team that placed third at the 2013 European Girls Team Championship.

Personal
Full name is Clara Baena Sanchez... Parents are Carlos and Belen Baena... Birthday is July 17... Attended high school at Instituto Ortega y Gassett... Home golf course is Real Sociedad Hipica Española Club de Campo... Planning to major in journalism at Auburn.