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Payton Taylor

Class: Senior Position: Height: 6-2 Weight: 150 Previous School: Vero Beach HS (Wisconsin) Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.

Home Golf Course:
The Club at Pointe West
Vero Beach, Fla.

Fall 2016 (Jr.):
• Fall stroke average: 73.17
• Competed in two of Liberty's five events during the fall
• Posted a 1-over par 217 (74-70-73) at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, finishing tied for 42nd place

2015-16 (So.):
• Season stroke average: 74.78
• Fall stroke average: 74.50
• Spring stroke average: 74.92
• Ranked fourth on the team in season stroke average
• Played 11 rounds at par or better, ranking third on the team in the category
• Helped the Flames capture the team title at the Rees Jones Invitational, finishing the event tied for sixth place with a 3-over par 219 (75-74-70)
• Tied for eighth place at the David Toms Intercollegiate with a 5-over par 221 (75-69-77), including a fall-best 3-under par 69 during the second round
• Tied for ninth place at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, posting a 2-under par 142 (70-72)
• Helped Liberty capture the program's fourth Big South title, finished tied for 12th place with a 3-over par 219 (79-68-72)

2014-15 (Fr.):
• Season stroke average: 73.83
• Fall stroke average: Joined Liberty's roster following the fall semester
• Spring stroke average: 73.83
• Posted the third-best stroke average on the team during the season
• Tied for 29th place at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate with a 3-over par 213 (72-72-69)
• Tied for 17th place with a six-over par 219 (74-73-72) at the Mason Rudolph Championship
• Finished the year with a shared 18th place finish at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a 2-over par 218 (73-72-73)

Previous School:
• Transferred to Liberty after attending Wisconsin during the fall 2014 semester
• Competed in three events for Wisconsin, two as an individual
• Posted a 74.88 stroke average over nine rounds
• Best finish was a second-place showing at the Green Bay Invitational with a 4-over par 220 (76-71-73)

• Graduated from Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Fla.
• Two-time Boys All-Area Golfer of the Year
• Season stroke averages in high school: 36.5 (freshman), 36.1 (sophomore), 35.8 (junior) and 35.3 (senior)
• Runner-up finish in the 2012 FCWT Tournament at World Woods
• Third-place finish at the 2013 McArthur Towels & Sports Future Legends AJGA
• 2013 HJGT Classic champion
• Finished his senior year ranked No. 5 in the state and No. 44 in the country
• Won the Florida Junior Tour event and the AJGA Steve Marino Championship in 2014
• Finished fourth in the 2014 FHSAA Boys State 3A Golf Tournament
• Treasure Coast Scripps Boys Golfer of the Year as a junior and senior
• 2013 U.S. Amateur qualifier
• Posted top 15 finishes in U.S. Open sectional qualifiers in 2013 and 2014

• Birthday is on April 7
• Son of Brad and Stefanie Taylor
• Business Finance major
• Would like to open his own business after graduation