‘Cats golf team takes first individually, second as team

Chico State golfer Justin Wiles finished first at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Chico State’s Justin Wiles finished in a tie for first place for the men’s golf team at the season-opening Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Chico State took second as a team.

Wiles ended the tournament at 8-under par. while teammate Alistair Docherty collected his 10th top-10 finish in 13 tournaments since the start of last season. Docherty carded a 3-under par, good for ninth.

Lee Gearhart had the team’s best round, a 4-under 68, to finish the tournament at a 2-under par and tied for 12th.

As a team, Chico State finished 3-under for the tournament, five shots behind Mountain Community College.

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