WCU golfer is making it big in the sport

To the players of the men’s and women’s golf team at Western Carolina, James Tyrese Poston is “The Man.”
He is a very consistent golfer which is hard enough but J.T manages it and is both a good student as well as a humble and nice guy. Since his freshman year at Western he’s made headlines and finishes that would make any school proud.

(Music for video is “The Man” by Aloe Blacc instrumental)
Poston’s grandfather is the one who got him started and whom Poston says is his inspiration.
“He’s taken me under his wing, really showed me how to play, kind of how to act on the golf course as well. He’s a good golfer in his own right, won a few senior tournaments, still playing when he’s 80 so I really look up to him and respect him,” Poston said.
For Poston getting to here in his golfing career was not the easy road. As he said it is difficult to balance school with golf and he struggled with it during the beginning of his college career. It took time to get accustomed and learn to manage his time. As a Finance major time management is also important right now and, as he said, he is hitting the books hard until exams are over and getting right back to work after that.
His strategies for the Regional tournament in Raleigh, NC  at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, May 15-17,  are to keep doing what he’s been doing so far: keeping his mindset of taking one shot at a time and letting the score take care of itself, working on chipping, working on putting, and practicing as much as he can until then. If he does well in the Regional tournament he goes to the NCAA national tournament, later in the summer.