Poston leads WCU to a fourth-place finish, program's best since 2009
WCU leads 10-team field by four strokes entering final round
WCU's J.T. Poston holds a two-stroke lead after 18 holes
WCU's J.T. Poston enters the event as the league's top golfer
Final round scheduled for Tuesday in the South Carolina Upstate
2013-14 (Redshirt Junior): Played in seven of WCU's 10 seasonal events, each as a member of the scoring five ... 15 of his 21 seasonal rounds were carded in the 70s ... Finished in a season-best tie for 32nd twice - bookending the season ... Averaged 74.00 strokes per round in a 32nd-t in the season-opener at the Golfweek Program Challenge and again at the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship ... Carded a season-low round of 71 at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Named to the 2014 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2012-13 (Junior): Saw action in six of WCU's 11 seasonal events, playing a total of 17 rounds ... Ranked fourth on the squad in scoring average at 76.65 ... Fired three rounds of 72-or-better ... Posted a seasonal-best finish of tied for 22nd at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate (Nov., 2012), shooting rounds of 78 and a then career-low 69 ... Carded his career-low round of 68 in the second round of the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational (April, 2013) ... Was WCU's second-best finisher at the Wofford Invitational ... finished tied for 40th at the 2013 Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship (April, 2013) ... Named to the 2013 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Only competed in one event on the season after suffering a hip flexor strain that sidelined him the remainder of the season ... Played two of the three rounds of the season-opening Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate (Sept., 2011) before withdrawing in the final round due to the injury ... Granted a medical hardship redshirt for his sophomore season.
2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in all 11 events as a true freshman, leading the squad once with his career-best finish at the Samford Intercollegiate (Spring 2011) ... Posted consecutive rounds of 74 to finish tied for 18th to lead the Catamounts at the rain-shortened Samford Intercollegiate ... Ranked second on the team with his seasonal scoring average of 77.32, which ranked tied for 54th in school history ... Shot 71 in his opening round as a collegiate at The Invitational at the Ocean Course (Fall 2010) before posting a career-best round of 70 in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship ... Finished tied for 51st at his first Southern Conference Championship.
Prior to Western: Entered the Catamount golf program with a long list of impressive tournament results, highlighted by play in the summer of 2010 by becoming the 60th Carolina's Junior Champion, firing rounds of 67-73-74 to edge out the best juniors in both North and South Carolina ... Additionally posted runner-up finishes at the 2009 Jimmy Self and Junior Rice Planters Championships, while also participating in the 2009 Carolinas/Virginia matches ... Was ranked as the 11th-ranked junior player in the state of South Carolina prior to his senior season ... In his prep career at Dutch Fork HS, was All-Region three-straight years, named All-State as a junior and part of three-consecutive, 4-A State Championship teams.