File photo by Annie Maize
Lee Gearhart, left, practices with his teamates Ricky Owaki, center, and Alistair Docherty hit balls on the driving range.
File photo by Annie MaizeLee Gearhart, left, practices with his teamates Ricky Owaki, center, and Alistair Docherty hit balls on the driving range.
The Chico State men’s golf team ended its first tournament in sixth place Tuesday after the final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, hosted by Washington State.
The Wildcat’s, who are ranked No. 13 in the inaugural NCAA Division II coaches poll, held their own as they came in with a 5-over par 285 to finish the tournament in a tie for sixth place with the University of Santa Clara at 17-over par.
Sophomore Alistair Docherty (70-68-72) finished individually at a tie for 13th at even par, a fall from Monday’s play. Sophomore Lee Gearhart (71-74-69) ended in the top 25, finishing 2-under par.
Washington State won the tournament, followed by Cal State Fullerton, Sacramento State, Idaho and San Jose State.
Chico State golfers will have a few weeks off before competing in the Golfweek Fall Invitational at Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Oregon starting Sept. 30.