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Matthew Turner

Matthew  Turner


Hickory, N.C.

High School:
Hickory HS



J.T. Poston Claims Back-to-Back SoCon Men's Golf Championships

Senior sinks long birdie putt on first playoff hole to clinch title


Poston Leads, Catamount Men's Golf Fourth at SoCon Championship

Bishop and Lail join Poston in individual top 20 at championship crowning event


Poston Matches Career-Low Round to Lead SoCon Championship

WCU men's golf sits sixth after 18 holes at conference championship


Catamount Men's Golf Ready for 2015 SoCon Championship

Championship event to be held at Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C.


J.T. Poston Runner-Up, WCU Fourth at Wofford Invitational

Senior cards three rounds in the 60s to finish 10-under par

2014-15 (Senior): Played in 10 of the team's 12 seasonal tournaments, finishing with a seasonal stroke average of 77.46 through 26 rounds ... Posted a season-best finish in a tie for 19th at the Southern Intercollegiate, posting his career-best, two-round score of 148 (72-69), which included his career-low round (69) ... Matched his career-best, three-round score at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, shooting 219 (75-71-73).

2013-14 (Junior): Played in eight of WCU's 10 seasonal events including once as an individual at the home Hummingbird Intercollegiate ... Recorded two top 20 finishes on the year ... 17 of his 24 round were shot in the 70s including six-consecutive rounds to end the season ... Shot a season-best 72 in the third round of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 17th overall in turning in his 54-hole tournament-best score of 219 ... Posted a career-best individual finish at the Southern Conference Championships, placing in a tie for 15th overall ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

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.