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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...

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...

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