April 15, 2013
Spartanburg, S.C. - Western Carolina posted a team score 584 through Monday's 36 holes to stand tied for 10th with James Madison at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational being held at the par-72, 6,648-yard Country Club of Spartanburg. Sophomore J.T. Poston shot a two-under par 142 with rounds of 70 and 72 to lead the Catamounts entering the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
Western Carolina stood 12th after Monday's opening round, shooting nine-over par, 297, as a team on the opening 18 holes before advancing by trimming 10 strokes off its second round at 287. Collectively, the Catamounts carded 109 pars, 27 birdies and one Eagle.
Poston was tied with five others for eighth after an opening-round, two-under par 70. He shot even-par 72 on the second 18 holes on the opening day. The Hickory, N.C., native ranks tied for third in par-5 scoring at 4.13 (-7).
Redshirt sophomore Collin Witiak shaved eight strokes off his opening round 76 with a second-round four-under par 68 - his career-low round - to move into a tie for 22nd entering Tuesday's second round. Likewise, junior Jack Walsh was seven strokes better the second time around, shooting 77 and 70 to move into a tie for 41st overall. Walsh ranks tied for second in par-3 scoring at 2.75 (-2) while Witiak is even-par on the par-4 holes to rank among the tournament leaders.
Competing as an individual, WCU's Matthew Turner fired rounds of 74 and 77 to stand tied for 63rd with a two-round score of 151 entering the final round.
Tournament host, Wofford, leads the 16-team field after posting rounds of 283 and 274 for a combined 557 to lead second-place East Tennessee by eight strokes. The Terriers put two inside the top five individually to pace the field overall. Appalachian State (568) is third with Radford in fourth three strokes back at 571 with a third SoCon-foe, Elon, rounding out the top five at 579 through two rounds.
Charles Moore of Wofford carded rounds of three-under 69 and five-under par 67 to lead Appalachian State's Caleb Keck by a stroke, 136-to-137, entering the final round. Ross Thomson from Charleston Southern is two strokes off the pace at 138 with consecutive rounds of 69 with a second Terrier, Grant Waggoner (139) in fourth just ahead of a three-way tie for fifth place in the individual standings.
Tuesday's final round is scheduled for a 9:30 am tee-time. Complete results will be made available following the round.