Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner


Hickory, N.C.

High School:
Hickory HS



Poston Leads, WCU Shares Top Spot at SoCon Championship

WCU's J.T. Poston holds a two-stroke lead after 18 holes


Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Opens Sunday

WCU's J.T. Poston enters the event as the league's top golfer


Poston Takes Second in Chip-off, Men's Golf Finishes 13th

A chip-off contest sent J.T. Poston home with the runner-up trophy


Poston Tied for Seventh, WCU Tied for 12th at Wofford Invitational

Final round scheduled for Tuesday in the South Carolina Upstate


Poston Tied for Fourth, Catamounts Eighth at Furman Intercollegiate

Final round scheduled for Sunday; WCU tees off around 11 am

2012-13 (Sophomore): Saw action in four events, twice playing as an individual ... Recorded a stroke average of 78.18 with a seasonal-low round of 74 ... Saw his first action as an individual at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate (Nov., 2012) finishing in a tie for 66th overall ... Played as a part of the scoring five at the Samford Intercollegiate (March, 2013) and Palmetto Intercollegiate (March, 2013) finishing in a career-best tie for 45th and 90th, respectively ... Claimed the largest individual match-play victory for the Catamounts in the head-to-head competition, the University Cup, winning after 11 holes, 8&7 ... Competed as an individual at the Wofford Invitational (April, 2013) finishing tied for 75th while also posting his seasonal-low round (74) ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

2011-12 (Freshman): Played in four events as a true freshman including three in the fall semester and one in the spring ... Finished with a seasonal stroke average of 80.64 through 11 rounds ... Made his collegiate debut at the Mason Rudolph Championship (Sept., 2011), recording his career-best finish in a tie for 75th overall ... Carded his career-low round of 72 in the third round at the Mason Rudolph ... Played as an individual at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate (Oct., 2011).

Prior to Western Carolina: Joined the WCU men's golf team prior to the 2011-12 season as a walk-on ... Was a high school teammate of Catamount classmate, J.T. Poston, as well as WCU junior Trey White where he was a part of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A state champions in 2009 and runner-up in 2011 ... Earned all-conference 3A/4A plaudits his final three years as a prep and placed third overall in the state as a senior ... Shot 67 to win the Hickory High / Forestview Challenge, while carding a career-low round of 65 to lead Hickory HS with medalist honors in the state 3A regionals held at the Riverbend Country Club ... Was named to Charlotte Mecklenburg All-Observer Boy's Golf Second Team for top golfers in the state for 2011 ... In 2010, finished as the runner-up in the Greater Rock Barn Classic High School Challenge 2010 ... Additionally won the WNC Junior Championship at Mimosa Country Club in 2009, shooting 70.

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