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Cara Barker
Cara  Barker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Coronado, Calif.

High School:
Coronado HS

Last College:
Texas Tech

Height:
5-3

Experience:
TR

2016-17 (TEXAS TECH): Played in nine events during the spring slate, including the NCAA Lubbock Regional and NCAA Championships ... Closed the 2016-17 season with a 75.9 scoring average ... Posted a 75.8 stroke average during the spring season alone ... Posted her best performance of her career at the Dickson Invitational, beginning the event with a career-low 4-under 68. Her 11th place finish was the lowest of her career, while her even-par 216 was the lowest 54-hole score ... Finished tied for 29th at the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate following an 8-over 224 card ... Her next-lowest card came at the Silverado Showdown where she fired a 5-over 221 to finish tied for 38th overall ... Closed the Big 12 Championships in a tie for 34th overall ... Played well during the NCAA Lubbock Regional, finishing tied for 38th following a 7-over 223 card ... Took part in four tournaments during the fall where she compiled a 76.3 scoring average ... Best finish came in a tie for 35th at the Trinity Forest Invitational (7-over 79) ... Began the year in a tie for 43rd at the Red Raider Invitational (17-over 233) ... Followed with a 9-over 225 at the Jim West Challenge, her lowest 54-hole card of the fall. Performance placed her in a tie for 53rd overall ... Also participated in the Landfall Tradition where she finished in a tie for 45th following a 10-over 226 card.

2015-16 (TEXAS TECH): Ended the 2015-16 campaign with a 77.8 scoring average after participating in four tournaments, two of which that came in the spring ... Compiled an 80.5 stroke average in his two spring appearances at the Lady Puerto Rico Challenge and the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate ... Finished in a tie for 40th at the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate after firing a 19-over 235 card. It was her highest finish of the spring ... Played in two tournaments in the fall season ... Finished tied for 15th at her first collegiate event, Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, with a 222 ... Finished tied for 53rd at the Jim West Challenge after carding a 224 (+8)


HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Coronado High School in Coronado, Calif.  ... A four-year letterwinner on the girls golf team ... Three-time San Diego City Conference All-League ... CIF San Diego Section All-League Team in 2012 ... CIF San Diego Section All-Academic team in 2012 ... Posted a career low 65 ... USA Junior National Team win in Scotland in 2014 ... Third-place finish at Long Beach Women's City Championship in 2015 ... Third in San Diego Junior Amateur in 2010 ... First at FCG National Championship in 2011 ... First at FCG Sandpiper Championship in 2011 ... Top-10 FCG Academy Championship at Woods Valley in 2011 ... 10th place in CIF San Diego Section Qualifier in 2013

PERSONAL: Majoring in mathematics ... a member of the USA Junior Team and competed in the USA Jr. Team versus Scottish Golf Union Ryder Cup in St. Andrews, Scotland, where she tied for first ... Also competed in the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship in China, and finished 12th in 2014 ... Placed second in the Long Beach Golf Festival in 2014, where she shot a career low of 65

FALL 2015 (Texas Tech)
T15, Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic, 73-74-75--222 (+6)
T53, Jim West Challenge, 77-77-75--229 (+13)

SPRING 2016 (Texas Tech)
85, Lady Puerto Rico Challenge, 77-81-90--248 (+32)
T40, Henssler Financial Intercollegiate, 79-79-77--235 (+19)

FALL 2016 (Texas Tech)
T43, Red Raider Invitational, 77-80-76--233 (+17)
T53, Jim West Challenge, 75-78-72--225 (+9)
T45, Landfall Tradition, 76-76-74--226 (+10)
T35, Trinity Forest Invitational, 79 (+7)

SPRING 2017 (Texas Tech)
Match Play vs. Purdue, 79 (+7)
T56, Briar's Creek Invitational, 76-76-74--226 (+10)
T29, Henssler Financial Intercollegiate, 79-72-73--224 (+8)
T38, Silverado Showdown, 76-71-74--221 (+5)
34, Big 12 Conference Championship, 78-78-76--232 (+16)
T38, NCAA Lubbock Regional, 76-73-74--223 (+7)
T102, NCAA Championships, 85-80-77--242 (+26)

FALL 2017

T49, Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigran Ram Classic, 75-74-78--227 (+11)
T31, Coeur d'Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational, 71-72-75--218 (+5)

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