J.T. Poston leads Catamounts with an eighth-place finish
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time conference champion for Bluefield High, claiming the league title as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Qualified for the West Virginia State tournament in 2012 as the medalist of the Class AA Region 3 tournament held at Grandview State Park with the day's low score of 75 ... Finished as the runner-up in the West Virginia 2-A High School State Championship twice ... Represented his state in both 2010 and 2011 in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Invitational - a challenge match between junior golfers from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia ... Was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Virginia Junior Match Play championship, while also qualifying for the Virginia Amateur. Smith was a second alternate in the USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier, shooting rounds of 73 and 70 ... During his junior career, posted a 25th-place finish at the prestigious Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at the Mimosa Hills Country Club in 2012 with rounds of 70 and 75 ... Additionally finished fourth in the 2012 West Virginia Junior Amateur with rounds of 76 and 72 ... In 2010, Smith won the 2010 West Virginia Junior Amateur Championship in the 15-16 age group, while finishing tied for third in the 2011 Pocahontas Amateur Championship.
Personal: Is the son of Michelle and Mike Smith ... Has two siblings - an elder sister, Alex, and a younger brother, Jake ... His sister plays collegiate golf at Concord University ... Plans on majoring in entrepreneurship.