May 30, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina men's golfer J.T. Poston was named a Division I PING All-Region honoree from the East region as selected and released by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A total of 155 players across six regions - Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2013.
According to available research, Poston is just the second Catamount men's golfer to earn All-Region honors from PING, joining Matt Cook who received the honor in 2008.
Poston's seasonal scoring average of 72.19 not only led the Catamounts this season, but also ranked second in the Southern Conference in overall scoring average. His ledger ranked as the third-best, single-season stroke average in school history. He recorded seven, top 10 individual finishes including a career-best showing in three-consecutive weeks in the fall portion of the season. Placing in a tie for second-place at the North Carolina State Wolfpack Intercollegiate in late October marked the best finish of his two-year WCU career, shooting rounds of 74, 68 and 72 to culminate the three-straight weeks of career finishes.
He closed the regular season by placing in a tie for 10th at the SoCon Championship for a second-consecutive season. A year after garnering all-freshman honors, Poston was named to the 2013 All-SoCon team for his play during the season and post-season tournament.
A product of Hickory, N.C., Poston became just the second Catamount men's golfer all-time to earn an individual at-large bid into the NCAA regional tournament, finishing tied for 38th at the Tallahassee Regional at the Golden Eagle Country Club. It was the third-best showing by a Catamount golfer at a NCAA regional tournament in program history while his three-round score of three-over par, 219, represents the second-lowest Catamount score all-time.
Poston was among five men's golfers from the Southern Conference honored. He was joined by Chattanooga's Steven Fox and Chris Robb, as well as Richard Fountain from Davidson and Scott Wolfes from Georgia Southern.