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Men’s golf team takes second at Interwest Wildcat Classic

Men’s golf team takes second at Interwest Wildcat Classic

Jason Spies

October 9, 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

James Groh

May 5, 2015


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There is no "I" in team. Alistair Docherty, a junior on the golf team, always strives for a team victory before any individual accolades are earned. Ranked fifth in the nation for Division II schools, he looks toward playoffs with high hopes. What has been the key to your success this season? ...

Cal State East Bay upsets Chico State

Cal State East Bay upsets Chico State

Kevin Lucena

April 23, 2015


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Junior All-American Alistair Docherty got the first tournament championship victory of his collegiate career on April 21, in a playoff over Cal State Stanislaus’ Connor Day at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament. One of the top collegiate golfers in the nation, currently 15th in the nation according ...

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

Matthew Vislosky

April 23, 2015


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The Chico State women's golf team hosted the Interwest Wildcat Invitational and came away with a second place finish in a four-team field. Only three other teams showed up for the tournament, Sonoma State, CSU Monterey Bay and CSU East Bay. Junior Bianca Armanini finished in second place wit...

Wildcat golfers drive toward glory in upcoming championship

Wildcat golfers drive toward glory in upcoming championship

Matthew Vislosky

April 19, 2015


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Ranked fifth in the nation โ€” check. Second in the west region โ€” check. Seventeen straight top-five finishes โ€” check. Since the 2009-2010 season, the Wildcats have produced top-five finishes in 59 of 69 tournaments, and head coach T.L. Brown credits recruiting as one of the keys to ...

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