Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cats sweep Golf weekly honors

J.T. Poston and Kristin Swindell were named the male and female "SoCon Golfer of the Week" for competition from March 5-11, 2014.

The weekly honor is the first in the career for Poston and the first for a Catamount men's golfer since Tanner Briele claimed the weekly honors in March of 2009. Poston tied for fifth at Auburn's Tiger Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, firing a 211 over the three rounds at the Grand National Lake Course in Opelika, Ala. The 15-team, 81-golfer field featured three top-50 teams in No. 28 Auburn, No. 42 Kennesaw State and No. 38 Memphis.

The honor is the also the first for Swindell who transferred to WCU from Florida Gulf Coast prior to the fall of 2013. The weekly award is the first for a Catamount women's golfer since Sofie Kvarnstrom received recognition in April of 2012. Swindell posted a runner-up finish at the UNF Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday, firing a two-day total of 226 to pace the Catamounts to the team victory. WCU led wire-to-wire, turning in a team score of 919 to finish 11 strokes clear of runner-up Daytona State.


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