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Wildcat moves from the ice to the green

Wildcat moves from the ice to the green

Jason Spies

May 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

At the age of 13, senior Alistair Docherty moved from Canada to the United States, and the only sport he’d ever played was hockey. Two concussions and two very worried parents later, Docherty was in need of another sport and along came golf. “My dad was the one who really got me into golf, and th...

Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

Jason Spies

May 6, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Led by first-year Matt Hutchins, who had the best day of golf in his collegiate career, Chico State was able to climb out of second place and win with a six-stroke lead and a team score of 852. After the first day of the three-day long NCAA West/South Central Regional Championships, the Wildcats found ...

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

Jason Spies

April 25, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

It’s been over a month since the Chico State men’s golf team has placed lower than first in a tournament, but on Wednesday, April 20, they were brought down to earth as they fell to Sonoma State in a 3-2 decision at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Despite destroying the competition on Monday...

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

Danielle Pubill

April 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe is wrapping up her golfing career at Chico State and has had some great moments throughout her time golfing for the 'Cats. With a teaching professional as a father and her family owning a golf course in her home town of Santa Maria, California, O'Keefe has had golf in her...

Women’s golf team wins first tournament in nearly three years

Women’s golf team wins first tournament in nearly three years

Jason Spies

April 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior Bianca Armanini won medalist honors shooting a 6-over par and scored a 150 as the Wildcats won the Sonoma State Spring Invitational April 4-5. It was a huge win for Chico State and the first tournament win since 2013. Armanini’s first-place finish makes her the fifth player in Chico State...

Men’s golf team finishes first, women’s team grabs ninth

Men’s golf team finishes first, women’s team grabs ninth

Jason Spies

March 29, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf The Chico State men’s golf team is on a tear, and it is being led by senior All-American Lee Gearhart. Winning for the third time in four tournaments, Gearhart made sure his team came away with a victory at the UCSD Triton Invitational in Turlock, California, March 21-22. Gearhart and the team as a...

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Jason Spies

March 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Fifty years ago the Chico State men’s golf team won the NCAA championship. This year, the men’s team looks eerily similar to the team that won it back in 1966. One of the best ways to celebrate that amazing victory would be to win a championship this year on the anniversary, and that is exactly...

The difficulty of making it pro

The difficulty of making it pro

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

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


Filed under Golf, Sports

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...

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