Kirknewton, Scotland native cards three rounds under par
Scottish-born former WCU golfer looks to claim tournament title
Poston garners All-Southern Conference honors following annual event
J.T. Poston fired two-over par 74 to lead WCU in tie for 25th
J.T. Poston, Steven Smith tied for 28th at eight-over par in first round
2012-13 (Senior): Competed in all 11 tournaments for the Catamounts, finishing the year ranked second on the squad in scoring average at 74.75 - a mark which ranked him tied for 15th on the school's single-season ledgers ... Carded a career-low round of 69 three times during his final season, doing so first in the second round at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate (Oct., 2012), finishing with a career-best finish of tied for 11th (214) ... He also shot 69 in the final round of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct., 2012) and in the second round of the Furman Intercollegiate (March, 2013), placing in a tie for 18th in the latter ... In the University Cup against Appalachian State, rallied to win the final three holes of his match-play over ASU's Casey Komline to help the Catamounts reclaim the Cup ... Finished tied for 36th in the Southern Conference Championship (April, 2013) ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2011-12 (Junior): Cleared to compete following the conclusion of the fall semester, played in all five spring events, making his WCU debut at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb., 2012) ... Posted a seasonal stroke average of 76.73 through 15 rounds ... Posted his season-best finish at the Samford Intercollegiate (March, 2012) by placing in a tie for 33rd individually ... Carded his WCU career-low round of 71 at the Furman Intercollegiate (March, 2012) ... Placed as WCU's second-best finisher in each of the final three events including the Furman Intercollegiate, C&F Bank Intercollegiate (March, 2012) and the Southern Conference Championship (April, 2012) ... Finished tied for 36th at the SoCon Championship.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Heriot Watt University after two seasons - had to sit out the fall 2011 semester due to transfer rules through the NCAA ... Played as the No. 1 golfer for Heriot Watt University the past two seasons, dropping only one match-play game against other Universities during that time ... Finished fifth in the Scottish University Order of Merit Event 3 and at the Scottish University Championships at the start of the 2010-11 season, and was additionally awarded the Blue Award from Heriot Watt for his achievement and excellence in men's golf at the international level of competition ... Ranked 11th overall out of all Scottish University players at the end of the 2010-11 season, recording finishes of 10th and 22nd in his last two British University Championships ... Represented Scottish Universities in the Home International Championship in the summer of 2010 which included competitors from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland ... Carded a career-low round of 66 at the Pannal Golf Club in Harrogate, England to win the Brabazon Trophy Northern Qualifier. Earlier in May he advanced to the finals of the 2011 Lothians Match Play Championship ... He also won the Gents Club Championship at the Mariot Dalmahoy in 2010 ... Attended George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, Scotland.