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Christopher Colla represents Chico proudly in home tournament

Christopher Colla is currently a senior on the men's golf team. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

Wesley Harris

October 21, 2019

Following a one of a kind performance in Chico’s hosting tournament at Butte Creek Country Club, Chistopher Colla has taken reign over the conference being named California Collegiate Athletic Association golfer of the week. It was a moment he saw coming before the start of the season. Colla, al...

Men’s golf excels in Alameda

The Wildcat men's golf team celebrates their second place finish at the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in Alameda Tuesday. Photo credit: Josh McCollum

Matthew Ferreira

March 21, 2019

The Chico State men’s golf team had a great outing Monday and Tuesday at the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in Alameda. The teams all played three rounds at the Corica Park South Course.The Wildcats competed against 15 other teams and were able to outscore all but one of them.The team shot a tota...

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Josh McCollum swings at the Western Washington Invitational. Image courtesy of Chico State Athletics

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 7, 2019

The Men’s golf team took on the SoCal Invitational hosted by the University of California, San Diego on Tuesday. Through harsh weather conditions and a rigorous course, Chico State powered through the game and placed in a tie for fifth place.“We need to play smarter and that comes with expe...

Chico State dominates West Region Preview

Kelley Sullivan tees off on day one of the 2018 CCAA Championships at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico in this archived photo. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Connor Mcpherson

October 17, 2018

Chico State men’s golf got a good look at their Western Region opponents on Monday and Tuesday. The Wildcats left with a victory while shooting 25 under par, 11 less than the next closest team.Chico had a strong performance, with three of its players finishing within the top ten. They started st...

Golf takes second in Washington

A Chico State golfer tees off during practice earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Gabriel Moreno

September 29, 2016

The men's golf team continued their performance in the Western Washington University Invitational on Sept. 27 and placed second with a stroke total of 4-under par 860 as a team. Chico State had two players crack the top ten, with sophomore Kelley Sullivan placing sixth, and senior Cole Chavez tying...

Nick on the Green

Nick Green. Photo Courtesy of Chico Wildcats Website.

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016

After the departure of men's head golf coach TL Brown, the Chico State athletic program searched nationwide for a coach to replace him. The search ended across the hall from Brown, at the office of Nick Green, the head coach of women's golf. Green took over the women's golf program in 2014 and served...

Hutchins holds it down for men’s golf team

Match Hutchins swings to drive his golf ball down the field during practice. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Kenta Mcafee

October 6, 2015

The Chico State men's golf team has found huge success and excellent play from Matt Hutchins, a first-year student from Sudbury, Massachusetts, who is proving himself to be a true competitor."He's mature as a freshman. He's got a good head," said Alistair Docherty, senior golfer.Hutchins began his collegiate career by placing second in the NCAA Division II preview in Denver, Colora...

Men’s golf team takes second places

(From left) Chico State golfers Alistair Docherty, Lee Gearhart and Justin Wiles. They have placed first and second in their first two tournaments of the year. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Jason Spies

October 2, 2015

The Wildcats came up one shot short of winning their second tournament in a row, and it happened in dramatic style with a huge comeback midway through the final and second day of the tournament. The Wildcats ended the first day of the Regional Preview at the New Mexico State University golf course at 8-over par. They were in a three-way tie for...

Gearhart gears up for success

Lee Gearhart, senior men's golfer, looks to lead his team this season and add CCAA Championship to his list of accomplishments. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Kenta Mcafee

September 28, 2015

As only the fifth Wildcat to win at least three All-CCAA accolades, including CCAA Player of the Year two years running, Lee Gearhart is one of the premier golfers in the U.S. circuit. Gearhart, now a senior, came to Chico as a true first-year after graduating from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Cali...

Wildcats sign high-profile golfer

Chico State men's golf team recruit Matt Hutchins takes a swing during a tournament. Hutchins comes from Massachusetts and was twice named for All-Scholastics teams by the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald.  Photo courtesy of Matt Hutchins.

Julie Ortega

February 19, 2015

Coming from the East Coast, high school senior Matt Hutchins has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Chico State men’s golf team for fall of 2015. “I’m looking forward to playing golf with the team and getting to know them as well as other people at Chico,” Hutchi...

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Justin Wiles taking a swing during a tournament last fall. The Chico State men's golf team finished last semester ranked second in its division. Orion file photo.

Kevin Lucena

February 17, 2015

Led by All-American golfers Alistair Docherty, Justin Wiles and Lee Gearhart, the Chico State men's golf team is eager to get back on the links. Last semester, the team competed in five tournaments, picking up a pair of individual and team titles along the way. The 'Cats finished the semester ranked second in the na...

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