UNCW Men's Golf BIO
Payne McLeod
Player Profile:
Payne McLeod 721672
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Reidsville, N.C.
High School: Reidsville
All-time leader with 72.95 stroke average ... Fourth with 13 top-10 finishes.
CAA Golfer-of-the-Year ... CAA Champion (fifth Seahawk to win championships tournament) ... First-Team All-CAA ... Ping All-East Region selection ... Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Played in all 11 events … Posted five top-five finishes … Captured first collegiate tournament title when he won Seahawk Intercollegiate (3/24-25) … Added CAA Championship (4/26-28) ... Five-time CAA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Leads Seahawks with 72.4 stroke average … Carded team-low 67 in third round of Bank of Tenn. Intercollegiate (10/14) … Tied for second at Fighting Irish Golf Classic (10/7-9) … Recorded 16 rounds of 72 or lower scores.
Played in all 10 stroke events and match play ... Tied for team lead with 73.2 stroke average ... Finished in top-20 of tournament on six different occasions ... Best finish was tie for eighth at CAA Championships ... Also finished 10th at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and LSU National Invitational ... Totaled eight rounds of par or better golf ... Finished Callaway Match Play tournament with perfect 4-0 record.
Played in all 12 events as a freshman ... CAA Rookie-of-the-Year ... Also earned First-team All-CAA honors ... Tied for eighth overall at NCAA Blacksburg Regional ... Earned CAA Golfer-of-the-Week honors ... Posted five top-10 finishes, including a season-best sixth-place finish at the Seahawk Invitational ... Second on team with 73 stroke average ... Stroke average is second lowest all-time for a freshman in the program ... Closed out season with three top-10 finishes in the Yellow Jacket Classic (7th) and CAA Championship (9th) and NCAA Regional ... Carded 17 rounds of 72 or better.
High School/Junior
Won North Carolina Match Play Championship in summer of 2010 ... Finished second at North Carolina Junior in summer of 2009 ... Also finished second at Big I State Championship ... Posted third-place finish at Bobby Chapman Invitational ... Fashioned 13th-place finish at National Big I Championship ... Lettered three times at Reidsville ... Earned All-Mid-State Conference honor all three years ... Qualified for state tournament twice.
Full name: Robert Payne McLeod ... Born May 9, 1991, in Reidsville, N.C. ... Son of Susan and William McLeod.
McLeod At CAA Championships
2011 75-73-76=224 +8 T-9th Course No. 8 (Pinehurst, N.C.)
2012 72-75-75=222 +9 T-8th Wilmington Country Club South Course (Wilmington, Del.)
2013 73-67-75=215 -1 1st The Reserve Club (Southport, N.C.)
McLeod At NCAA Regional
2011 71-74-71=216 E T-8th Pete Dyer River Course (Radford, Va.)
2012 70-73-74=217 +1 T-21st UGA Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
2013 80-74-73=227 +11 T32nd The Blessings Course (Fayetteville, Ark.)
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