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The Chico State golf team celebrates its regional championship. Photo credit: Chico Wildcats

Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

Jason Spies // May 6, 2016

Led by first-year Matt Hutchins, who had the best day of golf in his collegiate career, Chico State was able to climb out of second place and win with a six-stroke lead and a team score of 852. After...

The Chico State men's golf team celebrates after the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

Jason Spies // April 25, 2016

It’s been over a month since the Chico State men’s golf team has placed lower than first in a tournament, but on Wednesday, April 20, they were brought down to earth as they fell to Sonoma...

Chico State men's golf team winning its first ever NCAA Division II men's championship. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Jason Spies // March 10, 2016

Fifty years ago the Chico State men’s golf team won the NCAA championship. This year, the men’s team looks eerily similar to the team that won it back in 1966. One of the best ways to celebrate...

Chico State All-American golfers from left: Alistair Docherty, Lee Gearhart and Justin Wiles on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Three All-Americans, a hole-in-one for Chico State

Jason Spies // September 7, 2015

Justin Wiles Height/Weight 6’0, 150 lbs. From Klamath Falls, Oregon Accomplishments “My two individual wins are probably my biggest accomplishments,” Wiles said. “I won my first...

Alistair Docherty tees off in a 2014 tournament. Orion file photo.

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

James Groh // May 5, 2015

There is no "I" in team. Alistair Docherty, a junior on the golf team, always strives for a team victory before any individual accolades are earned. Ranked fifth in the nation for Division II schools,...

Junior golfer Lee Gearhart competes in a tournament last year. The Wildcat men's golf team is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. Orion file photo

Wildcat golfers drive toward glory in upcoming championship

Matthew Vislosky // April 19, 2015

Ranked fifth in the nation — check. Second in the west region — check. Seventeen straight top-five finishes — check. Since the 2009-2010 season, the Wildcats have produced top-five finishes...

All-American Alistair Docherty’s final round 73, was the third-best score of the day and helped him jump into a tie for sixth at 6-over par at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Wildcat men’s golf takes home 17th consecutive top-5 finish

Kevin Lucena // April 16, 2015

The Chico State men’s golf team's streak of top-five finishes stretched to 17 Tuesday at the 42nd annual Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus at Turlock. Led by junior...

Wildcat Brooke Bowen, left, practices at Acker Gym in preparation for an upcoming game. Bowen said that excessive alcohol intake can be a big barrier for students trying to stay in shape. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcats share tips for staying fit, healthy

Breanna Barnard // April 10, 2015

It's that time of the year again — cutting season. Gym rats who bulked up eating during the winter are now shredding all of it off to have the perfect summer body. But Chico State's Wildcat sport...

Junior golfer Lee Gearhart finished in fifth place during the Sacramento State Intercollegiate Cup on March 11. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Gearhart, Docherty finish top 10; Wildcats take 5th

Kevin Lucena // March 15, 2015

The Chico State men’s golf team allowed a rough 14-over final round to drop them from third to fifth at the Sacramento State Intercollegiate at Valley Hi Country Club, on March 10-11. Enjoying...

Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart takes a swing during a tournament in spring of 2014. Orion file photo.

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Matthew Vislosky // March 1, 2015

Whether it's viewing spectacular mountains, watching the waves crash into the rocks at Pebble Beach or playing at historical golf courses in Scotland, one thing is certain — golf is a beautiful game. As...

Men's golf ready to open season

Men’s golf ready to open season

Kevin Lucena // September 17, 2014

Fresh off an appearance in the NCAA Championships, the Chico State men's golf team is back in action. Here's a look at the members of the team and their goals for the upcoming year. 2013-2014 Season 12...

Alistair Docherty pounds a shot on the opening hole at Butte Creek Country Club last season. Orion file photo.

Chico State golf sits in second place

Angelo Boscacci // May 20, 2014

The second day of the NCAA Division II Golf Championships concluded Tuesday with the fourth-seeded Chico State men's golf team in second place with a score of 21-over par. The Wildcats' overall leader...

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