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Game Changer: J.T. Poston, Western Carolina Golf

Updated: Wednesday, November 13 2013, 09:03 PM EST
College golfers can sometimes fly under the radar.  Western Carolina has a player who's so talented, he flies over the radar.  Luke Notestine introduces us to this week's Game Changer who is never satisfied on the golf course.

J.T. Poston is one of the best college golfers in the country. 

WCU Golf Coach, Bryant Odom says, "They really start standing out when they get 140 yards, 130 yards out.  Wedge game, short game, J.T. is one of the best I've seen."

Some people like to juggle household items just for fun.  J.T. can juggle a golf ball all day long. 

J.T. Poston says, "Long waits on the tee box.  Sometimes during wedge practice when Coach isn't looking."

According to GolfStat, the official source for College Golf Statistics, J.T. has the lowest scoring average in the country among college golfers.

J.T. Poston says, "I never really thought about how high up in the rankings I could go.  Or even getting to number one.  So that was a nice surprise."

Luke Notestine says, "When J.T. comes to the range, his goal is to get some swings and find a good rhythm.  When you have a swing like his, finding a rhythm is not too difficult."

Bryant Odom says, "There's some guys on tour I've coached.  J.T.'s got every bit of that ability."

J.T. hopes to one day play professional golf.  When I asked him which tournament he wants to play the most, he said,

"The Masters for sure.  I think most people would probably say the same thing.  Everybody has been in that position, practicing on the putting green.  You've got the 15-footer, trying to win The Masters.  Just to play in it would be a dream come true."

J.T. is one of the rare golfers who has a chance to make those professional dreams become a reality.Game Changer: J.T. Poston, Western Carolina Golf


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AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Detroit 7, Cleveland 5

Minnesota 7, Toronto 0, 1st game

Texas 8, Seattle 6

N.Y. Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2

Minnesota 9, Toronto 5, 2nd game

Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Kansas City 5, Houston 1

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L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

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L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1

Colorado 3, San Diego 1

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Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 p.m.

Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

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Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.