Oct. 20, 2012
Related Link: 2012 Wolfpack Intercollegiate Final Results
RALEIGH, N.C. - Western Carolina sophomore J.T. Postonshot an even-par, 72, over the final 18 holes to finish a career-best at the par-72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Club, leading the Catamounts to a fourth-place finish at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Poston was two-under through 13 holes on Saturday before back-to-back bogies on the par-3 14th and par-5 15th to move back to even-par. He closed the tournament with three-straight pars to record 72 and placed second. Poston finished with 41 pars, tied for the second-most in the tournament.
Senior Steven Smith carded his career-low round on Saturday, shooting a team-low, three-under par 69 to finish tied for 20th. Smith was one of just five players to record an Eagle. Freshman Conover, N.C., native Tyler Lailwas very consistent over three rounds, scoring a 74, 74 and finishing with a final round 73 to card a 221. Lail placed just behind Smith, tying for 24th after recording 11 birdies over the three rounds.
North Carolina's Brandon Dalinka scorched the course with a six-under par, 66, on Saturday to advance five spots to win the individual medalist honors by four strokes.
As a team, WCU was fourth just behind tournament host, North Carolina State, in third, one stroke ahead of the Catamounts. The Tar Heels of North Carolina won the tournament, shooting 10-under par, 854, 10 strokes ahead of second-place East Carolina (864)
Western Carolina now turns all of its attention to the 2012 Hummingbird Intercollegiate it will host at the beautiful Country Club of Sapphire Valley Nov. 2-4. It is the sixth-consecutive season - and the seventh time overall - that Western Carolina and the Country Club of Sapphire Valley will host the collegiate tournament. Practice rounds are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, with the two-round, 36-hole event slated for Nov. 3-4 with teams playing 18 holes both days.
4 Western Carolina 302 287 290 879
T2 J.T. Poston(1) 74 68 72 214
T20 Steven Smith(5) 78 73 69 220
T24 Tyler Lail(4) 74 74 73 221
T46 Kyle Wilson(2) 78 72 76 226
T62 Jack Walsh (3) 76 78 80 234