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Practice spots for golfers plentiful

Practice spots for golfers plentiful

Kevin Lucena

August 25, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

"Practice makes perfect" is something we hear said about every sport, but it’s especially true for golf, where just a few feet can be the difference between having a birdie putt or hitting into a hazard.Fortunately even in a smaller town like Chico, the local golf courses, both public and private, are happy to give members of the Ch...

Chico State golf sits in second place

Chico State golf sits in second place

Angelo Boscacci

May 20, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

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 of the tournament is Alistair Docherty. He finished at 2-over par 73 on the day, putting him in a tie for second place in the tour...

Gearhart named CCAA Golfer of the Year

Gearhart named CCAA Golfer of the Year

Ryan Grady

May 12, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Being named for a league award is an accomplishment, but being named the conference player of the year is an eye-opening achievement. Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart was announced the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Year in just his sophomore season. "Being named CCAA Golfer of the Year...

‘Cats advance to NCAA Championships

Greg Silvia

May 12, 2014


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The Chico State men’s golf team entered the final round of the NCAA Championship Super Regional at the Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas in sixth place. The Wildcats went into the tournament ranked fourth in the nation after a very strong regular season. After missing out by two strokes...

Wildcats headed back to championships

Wildcats headed back to championships

Nicholas Woodard

April 28, 2014


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The wait is over for the Chico State women's golf team. For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Wildcats will be on of the nine teams to compete in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship West Regional.The announcement marks the third time since the beginning of the program in 2001 that Chico State has mad...

Wildcats miss title, but not awards

Wildcats miss title, but not awards

Lee Masten

April 28, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

The fourth-ranked Chico State mens golf team may not have come home from Stockton last week with the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship crown like they had hoped, but they still have a lot to boast about.During the awards ceremony after the tournament, the Wildcats figured out that sophomore...

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Ryan Grady

April 1, 2014


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Sophomore Dani O'Keefe and senior Sarah McComish did not know they were related until meeting up at Chico State. O'Keefe spent her first year at San Jose State. It wasn't until she was recruited by Chico State that she found out she had a second cousin in the program. O'Keefe's dad informed her, she...

’Cats finish third in Wildcat Invitational

’Cats finish third in Wildcat Invitational

Jordyn Provence

March 13, 2014


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Chico's Canyon Oaks Country Club welcomed the Chico State women's golf team, among others, to participate in the InterWest Wildcat Invitational. The Wildcats finished Monday's first round in second place with a 37-over par 325. On the leaderboard for the 'Cat's was senior Sarah McComish carding a 5-over par 77 to p...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Men’s golf season starts strong

Lee Masten

March 10, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

Chico State women’s golf finishes second in shootout

Chico State women’s golf finishes second in shootout

Jordyn Provence

March 3, 2014


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The Chico State women's golf team was able to pull out of the Pioneer Shootout in the top three for the fourth time in five outings in 2013-14, finishing in second place. Chico State entered the final round with a four-shot lead Sunday, but the 37-over par 325 Sunday wasn't quite enough to claim a victory, as they collect...

Women’s golf team solid in Saturday shootout

Women’s golf team solid in Saturday shootout

Jordyn Provence

March 2, 2014


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The high wind conditions during Saturday's opening round of the Pioneer Shootout at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo caused all 12 teams to suspend play before finishing the first 18 holes. Considering these unfortunate circumstances, the Wildcat's still carded decently with a collective 31-over par 319....

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

Lee Masten

February 27, 2014


Filed under Golf

The seventh-ranked Wildcats came back from the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino this week with another notch on their belt. The ’Cats were able to make a late push for first place and ended up with a finish of 15-over 855 (840). Sophomore Lee Gearhart earned an individual medal shooting a 68, the only participan...

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