Finished career No. 8 on Illinois' all-time career stroke average list.
Named Second Team All-Big Ten Second-round leader at the Big Ten Championship after rounds of 70 and 66 Placed 7th at Big Ten Championship Has posted nine rounds under par Finished in the top 20 in eight of the 12 tournaments, including four top 10s Finshed fifth at the FAU Spring Break Invitational in March Posted the lowest scoring average of his career at 72.90.
Placed second at the Western Amateur Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Won two collegiate tournaments, including the prestigious Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational Paired with two of the top four finishers from 2008 NCAA Championship in that event -- Jorge Campillo of Indiana and Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State Claimed his second career title at the Marshall Invitational, which included a 66 on the tournament's first day Tied the tournament low with a 68 on the final day of the Big Ten Championship, Illinois' top scorer that day Birdie late in the final round helped Illini to one-stroke victory at Boilermaker Invitational Won the 2008 Illinois Amateur by three shots at seven-under par, becoming the first University of Illinois player to do so since 1999 and one of the few player from downstate with the title.
Made the five-man Illinois team that competed at the NCAA?Championships Won the Illinois State Amateur by three shots at seven-under par, becoming the first Illinois player to do so since 1999 Posted two top-ten finishes, a tie for fourth at the D.A. Weibring Invitational and sixth at the Wolverine @ Mission Inn Was third on the team with a 73.58 average during the fall and was fourth with a 74.17 average overall Posted six rounds under par, including a 68 at the D.A. Weibring Invitational One of four Illinois players in the top 20 at NCAA Regionals.
Competed in three tournaments, all during the fall, and had a stroke average of 77.89 on the season Had a season-high finish of 33rd at the Windon Memorial Classic Shot a career-low score of 74 during the final round of the Windon Earned first Varsity "I" award.
Sat out the year as a redshirt.
Earned four varsity letters in golf at Trico High School IHSA Class A State Champion his junior year Finished sixth in the state his senior year Participated in the U.S. Junior Amateur Member of the National Honor Society.
Born Dec. 30, 1986 Son of Kevin and Gina Barlow Majoring in sport management Biggest thrill in sports is making the pressure shot Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods because he changed the game of golf Credits his aunt, Dana, and Steve Spray for influencing his athletic career.
Getting to Know Barlow
Why I chose Illinois: Because of the great academics and the strength of the golf program
What I've learned from Coach Small: Mental toughness and what I need to do to play at the next level
Favorite golf course: St. Louis Country Club
Favorite place to eat in Champaign-Urbana: Biaggi's
Favorite movie: Top Gun and The Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
What age I started playing golf: 2
Excluding teammates, favorite Illini athlete: Chester Frazier
What's in the Bag?
Driver- Titleist 905
Woods- 3-wood-Ping G5 and 5-wood-Titleist 904
Irons- Titleist 735's
Putter- Scotty Cameron
Ball- Titleist Pro V1
Barlow's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low 18 Low 54 2006-07 9 701 77.89 74 231 2007-08 35 2,596 74.17 67 211 2008-09 37 2,738 74.00 66 211 2009-10 40 2,926 73.15 66 210 Totals 121 8,961 74.06 66 210