Cullowhee, N.C. – Keeping up with the successes of former Western Carolina men’s golfer J.T. Poston on the PGA Tour this summer has been fun; hearing about the exploits of other former Catamount men’s golfers, as well as those still competing for the Purple & Gold, helps pass the time until the strikers are back on the course in competition this fall.
Here are some notes from the golf course on some current and former Catamount men’s golfers:
- Former Catamount J.T. Poston headlines the notes after being a no-show at the WCU Men’s Golf Alumni Reunion back in mid-May – but don’t rush to judgement, he had a VERY good reason … Poston earned a spot in the field for the prestigious PGA Championship, eventually finishing tied for 60th in the prestigious event;
- Poston has three top 11 finishes on tour in calendar year 2019 including a seventh-place showing at the Desert Classic (1/20/19) and a season-best sixth-place tie at the RBC Heritage (4/21/19) … Poston’s best finish of the summer was an 11th-place tie at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (6/30/19) where he entered the final round in the runner-up spot … He also turned heads with his strong start to the Barbasol Championship in mid-July, jumping out to the tournament lead through the first 18 holes … the Hickory, N.C., native ultimately came home in a tie for 29th-place;
- Western Carolina rising sophomore Tumi Kúld posted a runner-up finish at the Iceland Elite Tour event organized by the Golf Union of Iceland at the 18-hole coastal course of Hvaleyrarvollur in the southeastern part of Iceland … Kúld posted rounds of 72-73-66 for a three-round tally of 5-under par, 211;
- Another rising sophomore in Louis Theys finished in a two-way tie for third place in the weather-shortened King’s Prize, an event held by the Royal Belgian Golf Federation at the Royal Limburg Golf Club … Theys posted rounds of 71 and 69 for a 4-under par total;
- Theys also posted a runner-up finish at the Grand Prix de Troyes la Cordeliere, a 72-hole event played in France … Theys posted rounds of 75, 74, 73, and 76 for a score of 10-over par, 298, just one stroke off the winning tally … Most recently, Theys tallied a sixth-place finish at the Grand Prix de la Bruyere with a three-round score of 222 (71-75-76) – an average of 74.0 per round;
- Former Catamount men’s golfer Dylan MacQueen finished tied for 12th in the Southeast region-based GPro Tour event, the 2019 Columbia Classic held in Blythewood, S.C. … It was the best career finish for the freshly-minted professional golfer … MacQueen carded rounds of 69-70-68 for a 9-under par score of 207;
Western Carolina’s complete 2019-20 event schedule and roster are slated to be released in the coming days as the Catamounts gear-up for the fall portion of their season.
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