Four days after turning 24, Poston posted a pair of 66s -- one each at The Lakes Golf & Country Club and Brookside Golf & Country Club -- to earn medalist honors in the Columbus, Ohio, sectional and garner his first U.S. Open berth. Started the 2016 season with no status on any tour, but Monday qualified for the United Leasing Championship and tied for 23rd, which earned him a start the next week in the Rex Hospital Open. A tie for third earned him Special Temporary Status for the rest of the season. Five more top-five finishes, including a pair of seconds, allowed Poston to finish 10th on the money list and gain PGA Tour privileges for the 2017 season. Won six college tournaments while at Western Carolina.