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Height: 1.78 m / 5-10.
Weight: 80 kg / 175 lbs.
Turned PRO in 2011.
His birthplace is Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Currently residing in Cape Coral, Florida, USA.
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BEST CAREER FINISH ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: T7 Abierto OSDE del Centro (2014)
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2014. PGA TOUR Canada member in 2013.
2014: Has collected two top-10 finishes this season on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Finished T7 at the 83rd Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina in April and T10 at the season opening 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open in Bucaramanga, Colombia in February. Earned his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card by finishing T16 at the Qualifying Tournament played in Sebring, Florida in January… A second and final-round 63 helped him finish solo fourth at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open for his first top 10 on PGA TOUR Canada in July. Finished five strokes behind champion Matt Harmon. Opened the following event, The Players Cup, with another 63 to hold the outright lead and followed with three rounds in the 70s to finish T16.
2013: Made the cut in three of his nine starts on PGA TOUR Canada, with a T11 finish at the Dakota Dunes Open in July as his only top 25. Finished No. 68 in the Order of Merit to drop his card. Had joined PGA TOUR Canada by finishing T4 at the Qualifying Tournament in California in April.
2011: Won the NGA Tour’s Avoca Classic in May. Finished the week at 276 (-12) to defeat Chris Wilson by one. His winning performance included a course record 64 in the third round at Scotch Hall Preserve.
2010: Missed the cut at the Chiquita Classic in July on his first career start on the Web.com Tour.
OTHER DETAILS: Played on the NGA Tour 2011-2013… An 8-time winner on the West Florida Golf Tour.
AMATEUR CAREER: Played for Austin Peay State University, where he won four division I tournaments… He was a 4-time Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) All-Conference… Named 2009 OVC Player of the Year and 2007 OVC Freshman of the Year… While at Marion HS in Marion, Indiana he was a three-time All-State selection and was also named Grant County Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: His full name is Erik Robert Barnes… Wife, Ashleigh… Got married on June 2011… The birth of his son, Jaxton Robert, on December 18, 2013 has been the biggest thrill of his life… Has two brothers… Graduated from Austin Peay State with a degree in Business Administration in 2010… His hobbies include bowling and playing pool… Affiliated to Gateway CC in Fort Myers, Florida… Mike Bender, Kevin Smeltz and Terry Hanson (current) are the golf instructors he has worked with… The Olympic Club and Concession are his favorite courses among the ones he has played… Never travels without sunglasses… His favorite teams are the Indiana Hoosiers (college sports), the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and the Indianapolis Colts (NFL)… His favorite TV Shows are Blacklist and Modern Family… Tin Cup is his favorite movie… His favorite entertainer is Jason Aldean… His favorite book: Putting out of your mind… Mexican food is his favorite food… His favorite athletes to watch are Tiger Woods and Paul George… His top vacation spot is Cozumel, Mexico… His favorite app is GolfWRX… Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino would round out his dreamed foursome… His bucket list includes: learning Spanish and playing on the PGA TOUR.
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