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‘Cats post 7th-place finish

‘Cats post 7th-place finish

Matthew Vislosky

March 12, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to use its recent fifth place finish as a stepping stone to more top five finishes, but unfortunately that wasn't the case in the Cal State East Bay Tim Tierney Shootout. After Monday, the 'Cats were tied for third place thanks to multiple birdies. ...

‘Cats battle through weather to earn 5th place finish

‘Cats battle through weather to earn 5th place finish

Matthew Vislosky

March 7, 2015


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The spring season for the Chico State women's golf team started with no practice rounds on Sunday because of the weather.The Wildcats started the St. Edward's Invitational a day early on Sunday due to the rain forecast on Monday, but they still managed to end the tournament on Tuesday. After the first round, the 'Cats were tied for f...

‘Cats win consecutive Coyote Classic tournament titles

‘Cats win consecutive Coyote Classic tournament titles

Kevin Lucena

March 4, 2015


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Chico State men’s golf team started off the spring swing of their schedule with a tournament win at the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino. The win marks the second straight, and third of the last four Coyote Classic titles the Wildcats have claimed. The ‘Cats started...

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Matthew Vislosky

March 1, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

Whether it's viewing spectacular mountains, watching the waves crash into the rocks at Pebble Beach or playing at historical golf courses in Scotland, one thing is certain — golf is a beautiful game. As opposed to other sports that are played in hot and humid arenas, golf tournaments are held o...

Former Wildcat drives deep in tournament

Former Wildcat drives deep in tournament

Dylan Wakefield

February 25, 2015


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Against the pressures of a long trip, language barriers and a foreign country, former Chico State men’s golfer Kyle Souza found a way to win the second round of the PGA Tour China qualifiers. Taking home the first place medal of the second round qualifiers on Feb. 6 meant a lot more to him than just be...

Wildcats start season with reduced roster

Wildcats start season with reduced roster

Matthew Vislosky

February 24, 2015


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The Chico State women's golf team will be driving and putting with only five golfers this upcoming spring season.The players currently on the roster are: Abbey McGrew, Dani O'Keefe, Spencer Downey, Sydney Zink and Bianca Armanini.Nick Green, head coach of the team, was holding open tryouts to add players, but nothing came out of it."I put it ou...

Wildcats sign high-profile golfer

Wildcats sign high-profile golfer

Julie Ortega

February 19, 2015


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Coming from the East Coast, high school senior Matt Hutchins has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Chico State men’s golf team for fall of 2015. “I’m looking forward to playing golf with the team and getting to know them as well as other people at Chico,” Hutchi...

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Matthew Vislosky

February 18, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team will be getting back into the swing of things on Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas. After coming off its best finish in the fall at third place, keeping that momentum up can be a struggle. But this time it is a little different, said Nick Green, the team's head coach. "Luckily this semester as opposed to last, we were ...

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Kevin Lucena

February 17, 2015


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Led by All-American golfers Alistair Docherty, Justin Wiles and Lee Gearhart, the Chico State men's golf team is eager to get back on the links. Last semester, the team competed in five tournaments, picking up a pair of individual and team titles along the way. The 'Cats finished the semester ranked second in the na...

‘Cats golf fall season recap

Kevin Lucena

December 16, 2014


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The Chico State men’s golf team recently wrapped up the fall 2014 portion of their season in November. Here is a recap of how the Wildcats finished the semester ranked second in the nation by Golfstat.com and fifth in the coaches rankings.Mustang Fall Intercollegiate The team kicked off the season playing against...

Women’s golf team ends fall schedule on high note

Women’s golf team ends fall schedule on high note

Samuel Wolfson

November 16, 2014


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The Chico State women's golf team finished its fall season on a high note by receiving the team's highest mark at a tournament this season — third place at the Sonoma State Invitational.To some, that may not seem impressive. But to others, like junior Bianca Armanini, it's an improvement over the previous season be...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Lee Gearhart

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Lee Gearhart

Samuel Wolfson

November 12, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Lee Gearhart has been hitting golfballs since the age of 12, though he was much more interested in playing baseball, basketball and football at that age. Gearhart said his dad inspired him to pursue golf, which has led him to win three tournaments, one of which Senator John McCain congratulated him for, and an A...

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