J.T. Poston
J.T. Poston

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hickory, N.C.

High School:
Hickory HS

Height:
6-1


04/19/2014

Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Opens Sunday

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

04/15/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

Final round scheduled for Tuesday in the South Carolina Upstate

04/02/2014

WCU's J.T. Poston Remains on the Updated Palmer Cup Ranking

Catamount junior 11th on ranking list two weeks from April 17 selection

03/30/2014

Poston Tied for Fourth, Catamounts Eighth at Furman Intercollegiate

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

05/03/2012

Catamount Club Student-AthleteHighlights Video

Catamount Club Student-AthleteHighlights Video

Career Notes: Debuted in third-place on the Western Carolina career stroke average chart at 73.55 through his freshman season ... Became just the second men's golfer in Western Carolina history to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA post-season ... Entering the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, ranks SECOND all-time in WCU's career scoring ledgers with a career stroke average of 72.84 ... Has 11 career Top 10 individual finishes and five career Top Five showings - all coming as a sophomore.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Led Western Carolina in 10 of the 11 seasonal events ... Paced the squad with a scoring average of 72.19, a mark which ranked SECOND in the Southern Conference and ranks THIRD on WCU's all-time, single-season scoring record books - now has two of WCU's Top 10 best single-season stroke averages (9th as a freshman, 73.55) ... Recorded seven top 10 finishes including five, top five tallies in his second season ... A combined 19 of his 32 rounds were shot at even-par, 72, or below including shooting rounds in the 60s five times, matching a career-low with a 66 in the second round of the Saint Mary's Invitational at the Bayonet & Black Horse Courses in Seaside, Calif. ... In three-consecutive tournaments, recorded career-best finishes including fourth at the Saint Mary's Invitational, third at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate and tied for second at the N.C. State Wolfpack Intercollegiate ... Named to the All-Southern Conference team following the conference championship event, finishing tied for 10th at the conference finale for a second-consecutive season ... During the summer, won the 98th annual Southwestern Amateur held on the 7,412-yard Nicklaus Signature Renegade Course at the Desert Mountain Club ... He opened with a round of 69 and followed with a pair of 71s in the second and third rounds before shooting a final-round of five-under par 65 for a total of four-under par, 276, rallying six places in the final standings to earn the come-from-behind win ... Named to the 2013 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

2011-12 (Freshman): Appeared in all 10 season events as a true freshman, pacing the team in eight tournaments including all five in the spring season ... Led the team with a 73.55 stroke average, placing inside the top 10 in four events including a career-best sixth-place finish at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct., 2011) ... His single-season stroke average ranked eighth all-time in school history ... A combined 13 of his 29 rounds were shot at par-72 or below ... Carded his career-low round of 66 in the second round of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate (Nov., 2011) ... Made his collegiate debut at the Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate (Sept., 2011) recording an eighth-place finish ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team following the conference championship event, finishing tied for 10th at the conference finale

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time All-Catawba Valley Conference (CVAC) selection and a two-time North Carolina High School 3-A State Individual Champion ... Set a couple of North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) records in winning the state 3-A golf championship as his one-round score of 63 was the lowest ever shot for 18 holes in the state championship, and his 36-hole score of 13-under, 131, was also a new state tournament record ... His brilliant performance earned him a mention in the "Faces In The Crowd" section of the May 23rd Sports Illustrated ... Became the second-consecutive Catamount incoming freshman to win the junior national Big "I" Championship, carding a six-under 282 (72-69-70-71) at the Reunion Golf and Country Club in Mississippi to win the honors (WCU signee Greg Bunner won the 2010 event) ... Named the 2010 Northwest 3A/4A Conference Player of hte Year ... As a high school junior, was ranked 14th in the state of North Carolina and was ranked 16th as a senior ... Played in the 2010 Big "I" National, firing rounds of 73-76-71-74 to finish tied for 12th overall ... Other top amateur career finishes include a fifth-place tie at the 2009 North Carolina Junior Championship and tied for 17th at the 2010 Dogwood State Junior.

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