Oct. 7, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. - Western Carolina junior J.T. Poston carded consecutive rounds of three-under par, 69, and five-under par, 67, on Monday to sit in a two-way tie for fifth-place overall, pacing the Catamounts after 36 holes at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate being played at the par-72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
As a team, the Catamounts are tied for 15th after posting two rounds under 300 at 299 and 297, respectively.
Paired with team golfers from Drexel and five different individuals including two from UNCG and one apiece from UNC Wilmington, East Tennessee and East Carolina, WCU's scoring five will tee off on the back nine on hole No. 10 beginning at 9:30 am. Poston is in the final pairing of the day at approximately 10:06 am.
Live scoring of the final round of the 54-hole Wolfpack Intercollegiate is available online at GolfStatResults.com.
Medalist in his first two tournaments of the season, Poston carded 10 birdies and an eagle through his opening 36 holes to sit at eight-under, 136. Opening on the par-4, 448-yard 13th for both rounds, Poston birdied two of his first eight holes in the first round before a bogey on No. 3 left him at one-under through nine. The Hickory, N.C., native birdied four of his final nine holes with two bogeys to shoot three-under, 69.
Poston played his first four holes even with a bogey and a birdie to start his second 18 holes with a birdie on the par-3, 17th moving him to one-under before heading to the front nine. An eagle on the 578-yard par-5 No. 1 moved him to three-under where he stayed the remainder of the front, carding eight-consecutive pars. Back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th moved Poston to five-under par for his second round.
True freshman Nont Panayanggool turned in rounds of one-over par 73 and five-over par 77 to sit tied with nine other golfers for 58th. He carded four birdies against five bogies in the first 18 holes before posting three bogies and a double bogey in the second round. All told, the native of Chiang Mai, Thailand recorded 14 pars in the second round.
Carding six birdies on the day, senior Greg Bunner fired consecutive rounds of four-over par 76 to stand in a tie for 70th overall. Rounding out WCU's scorers were redshirt junior Collin Witiak (83-77=160) in a tie for 85th and senior Jack Walsh (81-81=162) in 85th-place.
With two golfers inside the individual Top Five including overall leader, Carter Jenkins (65-63=128), Southern Conference foe UNCG leads the 17-team field by three strokes over future conference foe, East Tennessee. The Spartans (554) turned in team scores of 276 and 278 to lead the Buccaneers (557). East Carolina (566) is in third place, 12-strokes off the pace at 566 with tournament host North Carolina State (568) and Temple (573) rounding out the team top five.