Notable: Named Second Team All-SBC in 2012-13.
2013 Fall: Was second on the team with a 74.7 stroke average and competed in all four tournaments … Came in 11th of 69 golfers at the Rees Jones Invitational (74-73-74) … Was 19th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate … Best round was a 71 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.
2012 Fall: Competed in all four events and finished second on the team with a 75.1 stroke average … Opening round 70 at Carpet Capital was his best of the fall and his best finish was 27th at Pinetree Invitational.
2013 Spring: Led team with a 74.8 stroke average in 21 rounds of play … Had three rounds of even par or better, including a career-best 68 at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate … Was the team’s top finisher in four of seven events.
Florida: Signed with Florida out of high school and attended in 2010-11 … Did not compete in any events.
High School: Ranked 12th in the 2010 class by the AJGA … Claimed back-to-back first place titles at the TSSAA Division A-AA State High School Championships in 2008 and 2009 as a member of the DeKalb County High School golf program … His two state titles are the only state championships DCHS has ever earned in any sport in school history … Also claimed three district and regional titles while at DeKalb … Honorable Mention AJGA All-American … Finished in first place at the 2009 AJGA Burgett H. Mooney Jr. Rome Classic … Finished in second place at the 2009 AJGA Ringgold National Qualifier … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 2009 AJGA PING Invitational.
Personal: Payne is majoring in Liberal Studies ... Born on 9/6/91 ... Son of Bud and Gina Denman.