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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


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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...

Men’s golf finishes 3rd of 3 teams

Men’s golf finishes 3rd of 3 teams

Kevin Lucena

November 5, 2014


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[box]Dominican Tri-MatchChico State: 586 (third place)Top performers: Alistair Docherty (72, 71); Lee Gearhart (73, 72)[/box]The fourth-ranked Chico State men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule Monday in Fairfax. Playing in the Dominican Tri-Match against fifth-ranked Cal State Monterey...

Men’s golf team wins tournament

Men’s golf team wins tournament

Nicholas Woodard

October 29, 2014


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[box]Chico State wins Rock Barn InvitationalChico State: 14-over par (first place)Lee Gearhart: 5-under par (first place)Zachary Sardina: 14th place.[/box]The Chico State men's golf team won its second tournament of the fall season on Tuesday, taking the Rock Barn Collegiate Invitational in North Carolina. The Wildcats f...

Golfer sets school record with career-best effort

Golfer sets school record with career-best effort

Nick Reddy

October 28, 2014


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Achieving consistency in any athletic endeavor is tough, and maybe even more so in golf. Not too tough, though, for Dani O'Keefe.O’Keefe, a junior Chico State golfer, had a career-best and program record performance Oct. 4-5 at Sunriver Resort's Meadows golf course in Sunriver, Oregon. The golfer posted a 5...

Men’s golf team climbs to fourth in final round

Men’s golf team climbs to fourth in final round

Kevin Lucena

October 22, 2014


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[box]Chico State at Otter InvitationalTeam score: Chico State 43-over par (4th place)Individual Scores: Alistair Docherty 2-over parIndividual finishes: Alistair Docherty (2nd place); Lee Gearhart (22nd).[/box] Lee Gearhart and Alistair Docherty posted the low scores of the day to help the Chico State men's golf tea...

Wildcat of the Week: Justin Wiles

Wildcat of the Week: Justin Wiles

Nicholas Woodard

October 8, 2014


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[box]Wildcat of the Week - Justin WilesSport: GolfClass: JuniorMajor: Business[/box]Justin Wiles, a junior men's golfer, shot an 8-under par to tie for first at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate. Shortly after, Wiles was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Week for Sept. 24-30. In 11 career tournaments, Wiles has won ...

Chico State women’s golf places 6th at GolfWeek Fall Invitational

Chico State women’s golf places 6th at GolfWeek Fall Invitational

Lars Gustafson

October 8, 2014


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The Chico State women’s golf team had their best tournament of the season so far at the GolfWeek Fall Invitational and placed sixth out of 12 teams. The team had its best overall team round so far this season on Sunday, combining for a 13-over par 297. As a team, the Wildcats shot a total score of 47-ov...

Men’s golf wins title at home course

Men’s golf wins title at home course

Kevin Lucena

October 7, 2014


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The Chico State men's golf team, ranked fifth in the nation, recovered from an up and down first round to shoot matching team scores of 284 to claim its first team title of the season. In the only tournament appearance in Chico, played at Butte Creek Country Club, the Wildcats were the...

‘Cats golf team takes first individually, second as team

‘Cats golf team takes first individually, second as team

Nicholas Woodard

October 1, 2014


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Chico State's Justin Wiles finished in a tie for first place for the men's golf team at the season-opening Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Chico State took second as a team.Wiles ended the tournament at 8-under par. while teammate Alistair Docherty collected his 10th top-10 finish ...

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