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Clara Baena
Clara  Baena


Madrid, Spain



Auburn Women's Golf Fall Notebook

Auburn Women's Golf Fall Notebook


2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship - Sunday

Auburn women's golf at the 2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala.


4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

2014 "Mo" Morial Co-Medalist
Golfweek National Player of the Week (9/15)
2014 Mason Rudolph Championship Runner-Up

Senior Year (2016-17)
Played in five events while battling injuries throughout her senior year ... Played in one team event in the spring, tying for 69th at UCF Challenge with scores of 77-76-71=224 (+8) ... Final-round 71 was a season-best ... Also played in Samford Spring Shootout as an individual, shooting 76-76=152 (+8) to tie for 11th in the 49-player field ... Played in three events in the fall season, two as an individual ... Tied for 35th at Fall Kickoff with scores of 77-79=156 (+12) ... Shot 74-79-78=231 (+15) to tie for 62nd at Pinehurst Challenge ... Was in Auburn's lineup for first time at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational, tying for 70th at 81-76-81=238 ... Scoring average for season was 77.00 ... Final scoring average for career was 76.35 over 84 rounds; finished career with one win, two top-10s, five top-20s and 15 rounds at even par or better.

Junior Year (2015-16)
Competed in eight events as a junior ... Posted a team counting score in 19 of 24 rounds ... Had three rounds at par or better during the season ... Two of those rounds came at the Mason Rudolph Championship in September, where she tied for a season-best 36th with scores of 72-70-79=221 (+5) ... Posted a final-round 71 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in February ... Shot 77-74-75=226 (+10) at Cougar Classic to tie for 50th ... Tied for 60th at Tar Heel Invitational, shooting 77-78-75=230 (+14) ... Tied for 58th at SEC Championship with rounds of 77-78-81=236 (+20) ... Also competed at Stanford Intercollegiate, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and LSU Tiger Golf Classic ... Season scoring average was 77.29 ... Enters senior season with career average of 76.23.

Sophomore Year (2014-15)
Competed in seven events as a sophomore ... Earned first collegiate victory at "Mo" Morial, tying for medalist honors with Florida State's Kayla Jones ... Shot 72-71-66=209 (-7) at the "Mo" Morial, career-best 18- and 54-hole scores ... Her final-round 66 tied for the third-lowest round in Auburn history ... Named Golfweek's National Player of the Week following "Mo" Morial victory ... Helped Auburn to team title at season-opening event ... Earned runner-up finish at second tournament, shooting 73-71-70=214 (-2) at Mason Rudolph Championship ... Earned third top-20 of the fall, carding 68-73-73=214 (-2) to tie for 15th at Alamo Invitational ... Tied for 59th at Tar Heel Invitational with 75-76-79=230 (+14) ... Finished fall season with 72.25 scoring average and 6 of 12 rounds at par or better ... Missed three of first four spring events with injury ... Withdrew in third round of Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with injury ... Tied for 61st at SEC Championship with 80-80-74=234 (+18) ... Finished 79th at NCAA San Antonio Regional,shooting 76-76-79=231 (+15).

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.

Full name is Clara Baena Sanchez... Parents are Carlos and Belen Baena... Attended high school at Instituto Ortega y Gassett... Home golf course is Real Sociedad Hipica Española Club de Campo... Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in journalism.

Baena's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2013-14 10 27 2,070 76.67 71 T-11th
2014-15 7 20 1,487 74.35 66 T-1st
2015-16 8 24 1,855 77.29 70 T-36th
2016-17 5 13 1,001 77.00 71 T-11th
Career 30 84 6,413 76.35 66 T-1st

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