OC junior Payne ties for 3rd to lead Eagles in Dallas Baptist Classic

OC junior Trey Payne posted a career-best third-place finish in the Dallas Baptist Classic.
OC junior Trey Payne posted a career-best third-place finish in the Dallas Baptist Classic.

DALLAS (April 8, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s Trey Payne posted a career-best third-place individual finish, leading the Eagles to a sixth-place showing in the Dallas Baptist Classic, which ended Tuesday at The Golf Club of Dallas.

Payne, a junior from Ardmore, fired a final-round 72 after shooting a pair of even-par 71s during the first two rounds on Monday. He finished in a five-way tie at 214, four shots behind the medalist, Stephen Cook of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Payne was one of two Eagles to finish in the top 10 in the 88-man field, as sophomore Sam Johnston closed with a 73 to end up at 215, tied for eighth. Johnston shot rounds of 69 and 73 on Monday.

Senior Alasdair Dalgliesh closed his stellar OC career by finishing tied for 19th after shooting a 76. He opened the tournament with a 69 before posting a 74 in Monday’s second round.

Another OC senior, Johnny Ellis, tied for 59th at 231. Ellis shot a 78 on Tuesday after recording rounds of 78 and 75 on Monday.

Freshman Ryan Evans shot an 85 and finished at 243, in 85th place. On Monday, Evans started with an 80 before improving to a 78 in his second round.

As a team, OC posted a score of 299, finishing at 879 after rounds of 297 and 293 on Monday. It was the first time this spring the Eagles had posted three sub-300 rounds in the same tournament.

OC finished third among the nine Heartland Conference teams in the field. Another Heartland squad, St. Edward’s (Texas), won the team title, finishing with an 866.

The tournament was the final event of the spring season for the Eagles.