Oct. 6, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. -
Riding consecutive first-place finishes opening the fall season, junior J.T. Poston leads Western Carolina's scoring five to the Wolfpack Intercollegiate which gets underway Monday at the par-72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course in the state capital.
A combined 16 teams will play 36 holes on Monday with a shotgun start at 8:00 am, with tee times determined by Monday's results for Tuesday's final 18 holes, again beginning at 8:00 am. In addition to the host North Carolina State and WCU, this year's field includes Boston College, Campbell, East Carolina, Maryland, Jacksonville State, Temple, Arkansas-Little Rock, East Tennessee, Idaho, Drexel, UNC Wilmington, UNCG, Rutgers, and Navy.
Live scoring of the 54-hole Wolfpack Intercollegiate is available online at GolfStatResults.com.
Poston has claimed individual medalist honors in both of the first two events of the season - the first two of his WCU career. He claimed top honors at the season-opening Golfweek Program Challenge before taking first at the Louisville. According to teams that have published results in the Southern Conference to date this fall, Poston leads all conference golfers by a stroke in scoring, averaging a career-low, 68.67.
Poston guided WCU to a fourth-place showing at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate a season ago, placing in a tie for the runner-up position with a three-round score of 214 including a low-round of 68 in the second 18 holes. He is one of four among the scoring five assembled by first-year head coach Bryant Odom that have experience at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Senior Jack Walsh will make his fourth appearance at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate looking to repeat his best performance in the event from his freshman season, finishing 32nd with a 54-hole score of 221. Walsh is joined by classmate Greg Bunner, who ranks tied for third on the team with a seasonal scoring average of 74.67 this fall. Bunner played in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate back in 2011-12 as a sophomore with a three-round score of 234.
Rounding out WCU's scoring five are redshirt junior Collin Witiak
, who makes his second appearance all-time in the tournament after shooting 224 for a 47th-place finish as a freshman in 2010-11, with Nont Panayanggool
prepared for the second event of his young Catamount career after averaging 74.67 per round in his debut. Witiak ranks second on the WCU squad early this season with a scoring average of 74.00.
A complete recap of both Monday's 36 holes and Tuesday's tournament conclusion will be made available online at CatamountSports.com.