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

Jason Spies

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Justin Wiles practices his golf skills during the Chico State All-American golfers' photoshoot on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga


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 tournament my sophomore year at the Notre Dame Tournament, and then last season I won the Western New Mexico tournament in Arizona.”

Favorite golf course

Wiles’ favorite golf course is the Crosswater course in Sunriver, Oregon, where the 2013-2014 D2 Golfweek preview was held.

Expectations for this season

One of Wiles’ biggest expectations for himself is to get more consistent and win multiple tournaments. “In the past, I’d play well one week and then the next week not really compete, so I’d like to compete the entire season,” Wiles said.

Favorite golfer

“Tiger Woods is definitely my favorite golfer,” Wiles said. “It’s hard to play like him right now, but he’s my hero.”

Interesting fact

“On the course I’m pretty serious and mad, but off the course I’m almost never serious and always joking around,” Wiles said.

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Lee Gearhart aligns for his practice shots during the Chico State All-American golfers' photoshoot on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga


Lee Gearhart

Height/Weight

5’11, 185 lbs.

From

Roseville, California

Accomplishments

“Winning tournaments and getting the CCAA player of the year are probably some of my biggest accomplishments that I’m most proud of,” Gearhart said. “I won the National Preview last year, and my sophomore year I won two tournaments that were both equally special to me.”

Favorite golf course

Gearhart’s favorite place to play is the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana where his first college tournament was.

Expectations for this season

“I just want to put myself in a position to win some tournaments this year,” Gearhart said, “Or have a chance to win going into the last day and pull through with a few of them.”

Favorite golfer

“I’ve always kind of liked Keegan Bradley,” Gearhart said. “He’s not really big anymore, but he’s kind of a tweaker. He’s very fidgety but I really like how he plays.”

Interesting fact

“I know the number pi to about 20 something decimals,” Gearhart said. “Want to hear it? 3.141592653589793238463833.”

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Alistair Docherty aims for his practice shots during the Chico State All-American golfers' photoshoot on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Alistair Docherty

Height/Weight

5’10, 155 lbs.

From

Vancouver, Washington

Accomplishments

“Getting back-to-back All-Americans was big for me,” Docherty said. “Also, winning the Conference Championship last year.”

Expectations for this season

“This is it— senior year— and I just want to make sure that I don’t leave anything out there,” Docherty said. “I’m always putting 110 percent into everything I do, preparation at the tournament and making sure I’m getting enough sleep the night before. I always want to make sure I get all my homework done so that I am not stressing about that at the tournament. If I do those things, the results will speak for themselves.”

Favorite golf course

Docherty’s favorite golf course is The Meadows at Grand Valley States University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the 2014 Nationals were held.

Favorite golfer

“People laugh at me when I say Dustin Johnson, because he had some problems with drugs,” Docherty said. “He’s an all-around athlete, and he’s always staying in shape. He hits the ball a long ways, and I believe I am the longest hitter on our team, so I try and mirror my game after him.”

Interesting fact

“I played hockey for 10 years and I am also from Canada,” Docherty said.

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