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Gearhart wins second golf tournament in a row

Gearhart wins second golf tournament in a row

Jason Spies

March 2, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

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...

Golf teams prepare for second half of season

Golf teams prepare for second half of season

Jason Spies

February 24, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men’s Golf The Chico State men’s golf team is in a very nice position heading into the second half of the season. After finishing the first half of their season with two first-place finishes and two second-place finishes, the Wildcats are now ranked first in the nation. Chico State men’s head golf ...

Chico State women’s golf team finishes season in 3rd

Chico State women’s golf team finishes  season in 3rd

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team ended its fall season with one third-place finish and three fourth-place finishes, despite having a team of just six players. The 'Cats placed fourth in their first tournament of the season, the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate, where first-year player Emily...

Women’s golf takes 4th in Second Annual Dixie State Invitational

Women’s golf takes 4th in Second Annual Dixie State Invitational

Julie Ortega

October 11, 2015


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The Chico State women's golf team competed in this week's Second Annual Dixie State Invitational, where the Wildcats finished in fourth place.After the first day of competition, the Wildcats ended in fifth place with 19-over par 307. Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe finished in 10th place after she shot a 3-over par 75. Fe...

Men’s golf team takes second at Interwest Wildcat Classic

Men’s golf team takes second at Interwest Wildcat Classic

Jason Spies

October 10, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team hosted its only home tournament this year with the 2015 Interwest Wildcat Classic and almost came away with a first place victory. They lost a late round lead and finished at 9-over par, finishing in second place to Cal State University San Marcos, who scored a 3-over par and won ...

Hutchins holds it down for men’s golf team

Hutchins holds it down for men’s golf team

Kenta Mcafee

October 6, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

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

Men’s golf team takes second places

Jason Spies

October 2, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

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

Gearhart gears up for success

Kenta Mcafee

September 28, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

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...

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

Jason Spies

September 27, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Wildcats came into their first tournament of the year at the NCAA DII National Preview in Denver, Colorado looking to make a big statement in the 2015 season. Chico State held an 8-shot lead after the first day and never let up. The Wildcats won the tournament with a score of 20-under par and a 13-stroke advan...

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Julie Ortega

September 22, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team has never been a large team, but not by choice. The team has had to deal with the unexpected departure of players for either personal reasons or not meeting grade requirements. Within the past two seasons, the Wildcats have lost a total of three players on a relative...

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

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

Jason Spies

September 7, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

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 tourna...

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Matthew Vislosky

May 10, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to make it to two NCAA Super Regionals in two years, but fell short after losing to Sonoma State. The Wildcats couldn't crack the 36-team bracket that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals, but the season ushered in many positives, said Nick Green, head coach. "We shot o...

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