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 Payne Gniewek
Payne Gniewek
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trenton, Mich.

High School:
Gabriel Richard Catholic HS

Last College:
Michigan State

Height:
6-1

Experience:
1L

CAREER STATS
Scorecard (Michigan State)
Year Events Rds Strokes Avg Par +
Top 10
Top 15
Top 25
2007-08 6 19 1,425 75.00
5 1
1
3
2008-09 12 34.5 2,551 73.94
13 4
6
8
Scorecard (Baylor)
2009-10 14 43 3,168 73.67
11 2
5
7
2010-11 10 30 2,205 73.50
9 2
2
4
Career 42 126.5 9,349 73.91
38 9
14
22

PRONUNCIATION: Gniewek (KNEE-wick)

BAYLOR PERSONAL RECORDS
Lowest 18-hole score: 66, NCAA South Central Regional (spring 2010)
Lowest 36-hole score: 137, Wyoming Cowboy Classic (spring 2011)
Lowest 54-hole score: 209, twice; last at NCAA Florida Regional (spring 2011)
Top 5 finishes: 1, Lone Star Invitational (fall 2009)
Top 10 finishes: 4, last at NCAA Florida Regional (spring 2011)


SPRING 2011 • SENIOR
Finished tied for 47th in spring opener at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational, shooting 11-over (77-72-75=224) ... Went 1-3 at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, defeating Pacific's Alex Edfort (3 and 2) ... Tied for 31st at Border Olympics as an individual, finishing at even-par (74-70-72=216) ... Behind second-round 67, posted Baylor personal 54-hole low with 1-under-par 209 to tie for ninth at Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Tied for 24th at Aggie Invitational, shooting 9-over-par (74-74-77=225) ... Tied for 44th at Big 12 Championship, shooting 26-over-par (78-81-75-72=306) ... Concluded college career with a sixth-place finish at NCAA Florida Regional, shooting 7-under 209, tying a Baylor record for lowest 54-hole score in NCAA postseason play ... Sixth-place finish is second-highest individual finish in NCAA postseason event in program history.

FALL 2010 • SENIOR
Member of Baylor's starting lineup in all four fall events ... Opened fall with 17th-place finish at Golfweek's Conference Challenge (73-73-68=214) ... Finished tied for 36th at both William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and Jack Nicklaus Invitational ... Tied for 47th at rain-shortened Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (74-74-RO-148).

SUMMER 2010
Advanced to second round of match play at 110th Men's North & South Amateur Championship.

SPRING 2010 • JUNIOR
Competed in all nine spring tournaments, including three postseason events, with four top-20 finishes ... Finished tied for 16th at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational with 7-over 220 ... Shot 5-over 221 to finish tied for 16th at Border Olympics ... Posted best finish of spring, finishing tied for seventh at 2-over (72-71-72=215) at Seminole Intercollegiate ... Tied for 40th at National Invitational Tournament (75-73-75=223) and 37th at Morris Williams Intercollegiate (73-78-76=227) ... Carded team-low final round of 68 to finish 56th overall (77-80-68=225) at Aggie Invitational ... Placed 40th at Big 12 Men's Golf Championship, finishing at 14-over (77-75-77-73=302) ... Tied for 11th at NCAA South Central Regional, finishing 2-under (75-66-73=214) ... Second-round 66 was 18-hole career low and lowest by a Baylor Bear in 2010 ... Tied for 95th at NCAA Championship, finishing 8-over (75-75-74=224).

FALL 2009 • JUNIOR
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2009)

Competed in all five fall tournaments, including three top-15 finishes ... Made Baylor debut at Golfweek's Conference Challenge in Riverside, Iowa ... Shot an even-par 216 to finish as Baylor's highest finisher in 12th place ... Led after the first round with a 4-under 68 ... Carded second opening-round 68 at the William H. Tucker, finishing 12th overall at 2-under (68-72-74=214) ... Finished 75th at the Wolverine in Ann Arbor, Mich., with a final score of 20-over (78-78-80=236) ... Fall's best finish came at Lone Star Invitational, where he finished tied for fourth at 6-under (70-69-71=210) ... Placed 30th at Baylor Intercollegiate, shooting 8-over (78-78-67=221) ... Carded a career-low 67 during Baylor Intercollegiate final round ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2009).

SUMMER 2009
Competed in the 56th KCC Invitational ... He and his partner won the Stewart Flight ... Advanced to second round of match play at Men's North & South Amateur at Pinehurst No. 2 after posting 72 to qualify in stroke play ... Advanced to match play at Michigan Amateur after shooting a 66 and 69 in stroke play to qualify.

2008-09 • SOPHOMORE (MICHIGAN STATE)
Second on the team with a 73.91 scoring average, good for 12th on the MSU single-season list ... Won a team-best two events, also posting four top-10 and seven top-20 finishes, second on the team in both ... One of two golfers to compete in all 13 events ... Opened season by placing ninth at the Spartan Classic with a 73 ... Tied for 22nd with a 214 (76-69-69) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate ... Tied for 20th at The Prestige with a 223 (81-70-72) ... Earned his first collegiate title at the UNCG Bridgestone, finishing with a career-low 213 (69-70-74) ... Finished in a tie for 11th at the Rees Jones Invitational at 226 (76-75-75) ... Went 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship; beating Matt Hoffman of Illinois (4&3) and halving with Danny Zimmerman of Wisconsin ... Placed ninth at the Western Intercollegiate with a 216 (71-76-76) ... Followed it up with a 11th place showing at the Boilermaker Invitational, finishing as the top Spartan at 216 (71-74-71) ... Won the Fossum Invitational for his second career title with a 177 (69-71-37) ... Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week for his victory (April 29, 2009) ... Part of MSU's competitive lineup at the Big Ten Championship and NCAA South Central Regional ... Second on the team at the Big Tens and third for MSU at the NCAA Regional.

SUMMER 2008
Advanced to match play at the Michigan Amateur.

2007-08 • FRESHMAN (MICHIGAN STATE)
Appeared in the last seven tournaments of the season, posting a 74.59 scoring average, good for fourth on the team ... In his second tournament of his collegiate career, tied for sixth at the Western Intercollegiate, carding a 220 (72-69-79) ... His second round 69 was his season-low 18-hole score ... Tied for 29th at the Missouri Tiger Intercollegiate with a 228 (77-78-73) ... Match the score the following weekend to place among a tie for 19th at the Kepler Intercollegiate ... Tied for 22nd at the Big Ten Championship, shooting a 302 (74-75-74-79), finishing third on the team ... Also third on the team at the NCAA East Regional, tying for 65th with a season-low 216 (71-73-72).

SUMMER 2007
Advanced to semifinals in match play at Michigan Junior State Amateur ... Tied for 28th at the AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner and two year captain of Gabriel Richard Catholic High School golf team ... As a senior was named to the All-State Super Team, given the "Mr. Golf Award" and named Catholic League Athlete of the Year ... Also a member of the all-Catholic and all-area teams ... In his junior year was named all-state and all-area ... Named all-state honorable mention, all-Catholic, and all-area his freshman and sophomore years ... A Catholic League Championship medalist sophomore and senior year ... Division-3 state finals medalist as a senior ... Competed in 2006 US Junior Amateur Championship.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 24, 1988 ... Son of Brian Gniewek and Jane Nawrocki ... Lists his parents as his non-sports heroes ... Majoring in general studies.

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