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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


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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


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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 4, 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...

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