ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida’s Blayne Barber confirmed Tuesday that he will transfer to Auburn in the fall to continue to work with coach Nick Clinard.
Clinard left UCF in June to take the head coaching job with the Tigers.
“I’m still working through all the processes and I’m not sure if I’m going to have to sit out a year or not, but it’s official,” said Barber, who spoke to Golfweek at a U.S. Amateur qualifier at Rio Pinar Country Club. “I went to UCF for the coach and I have an opportunity to follow him. I just feel like for me, and where I want to be five to 10 years from now, being at Auburn with him is going to be the best fit.”
Barber led the Golden Knights to a T-10 finish at the NCAA Championship in May. He finished T-7 as an individual. Barber also posted an nine-shot victory at the Florida Amateur on June 28.
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