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Unpredictable weather drowns Wildcats in Sea Lion Invitational

Chico State senior Emily Rotter tees off at the first annual CCAA women's golf championship in this archived photo. Photo credit: Heather Fegley

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 6, 2019

Battling against weather conditions, the Chico State women’s golf team struggled to shine when the first round of the Sea Lion Invitational, hosted in San Diego, was canceled after the 10th hole but they were allowed to finish up the round on Tuesday. The second round meant for Tuesday was cancelled ou...

Chico State men’s golf place second at the Fujikura Invitational


Josh McCollum takes a shot at the Western Washington Invitational in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Chico State Athletics

Matthew Ferreira

February 5, 2019

The Chico State men’s golf team traveled to San Diego to play in the Fujikura Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. They placed second overall out of 15 teams playing at the Shadowridge golf course.Senior Kelley Sullivan tied for first overall individually. The Wildcats finished just a little short of the first place spot as Oklaho...

Chico State men’s golf wins CCAA title

Kelley Sullivan tees off at the CCAA Championship at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Andrew Baumgartner

April 26, 2018

The Chico State Wildcats are the California Collegiate Athletic Association champions in men's golf. Last year the Wildcats fell to Cal State Monterey Bay in the semifinals, but this year the two matched up in the finals in Chico at Butte Creek Country Club. Chico State finished victorious as they conclude...

CCAA men’s golf championship coming to Chico’s Butte Creek Country Club

Josh McCollum tees off during Chico State golf practice. Photo Courtesy: Josh McCollum

Andrew Baumgartner

April 22, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team will be hosting the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship at the Butte Creek Country Club on April 23 through 25. The team has registered two first place finishes this season. The first one came at the Sonoma State Invitational and the other at the In...

Chico State golf plays well at last tournament before CCAA Championships

Josh McCollum takes a swing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational. Photo credit: Courtesy of Josh McCollum

Andrew Baumgartner

April 4, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock on Tuesday.The Chico State women's golf team meanwhile placed sixth out of 13 teams at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational in Rohnert Park on Tuesday. The men were led by Christopher Colla who finish...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Like father, like daughter

Senior Dani O'Keefe watches her shot during practice last season. Photo credit: The Orion

Danielle Pubill

April 10, 2016

Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe is wrapping up her golfing career at Chico State and has had some great moments throughout her time golfing for the 'Cats. With a teaching professional as a father and her family owning a golf course in her home town of Santa Maria, California, O'Keefe has had golf in her...

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

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

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 that amazing victory would be to win a championship this year on the anniversary, and that is exactly...

The difficulty of making it pro

Head coach T.L. Brown talking strategy out on the golf course. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

Gearhart wins second golf tournament in a row

Chico State senior and All-American Justin Wiles looks to improve his score on the day. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Jason Spies

March 2, 2016

Senior Lee Gearhart came from three shots back to win medalist honors for the second tournament in a row, as Chico State finished second on March 1 at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Preview in Florida. Gearhart was down three shots behind teammate Alistair Docherty and Manuel Tores...

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

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

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 All-American Alistair Docherty’s final round 73, Chico State turned in a final round score of 304, 16-o...

‘Cats continue with hot streak on golf course

Junior All-American Justin Wiles was among five competitors who finished at 12-over par tied for 19th in the Tim Tierney Shootout. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 6, 2015

For the second straight week, the Wildcats men’s golf team made a jump up the leaderboard from outside the top-10 starting the final round to a third place finish. The 'Cats claimed the day’s best team score in Tuesdays final round. Chico State’s team total of 296 was 11 shots bett...

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