Western Carolina junior J.T. Poston has been named to the PING All-Region East Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Thursday.
A total of 157 players across six regions Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West earned all-region honors for 2014.
Poston earns his second All-East Region recognition in as many years, joining former Catamount standout Matt Cook, who was named to the All-Southeast Region honorary team in 2008.
The 2014 SoCon Mens Golfer of the Year, Poston claimed this springs SoCon Mens Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., garnering All-SoCon plaudits and the leagues automatic bid in to the NCAA postseason. He finished tied for 38th individually at the 2014 NCAA Mens Golf Raleigh Regional, matching his first-ever NCAA appearance from a season ago.
A product of Hickory, N.C., Poston recorded nine top-10 finishes, including placing in the top five eight times with four individual medalist honors in his 11 seasonal events. He recorded WCU's all-time best single-season scoring average at 70.27 and will enter his senior year atop the career stroke average chart at 71.97.
The three-year starter was listed on two national player of the year watch lists this season the Ben Hogan and the Haskins Award while also appearing on the Palmer Cup watch list this spring, capping the year with the PING All-East Region honor.
Photo Courtesy: J.T. Poston, SoCon Athletics