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Wildcat moves from the ice to the green

Docherty watches the ball as it flies through the air. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Jason Spies

May 10, 2016

At the age of 13, senior Alistair Docherty moved from Canada to the United States, and the only sport he’d ever played was hockey. Two concussions and two very worried parents later, Docherty was in need of another sport and along came golf. “My dad was the one who really got me into golf, and th...

Gearhart wins second golf tournament in a row

Chico State senior and All-American Justin Wiles looks to improve his score on the day. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Jason Spies

March 2, 2016

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...

Cal State East Bay upsets Chico State

Junior golfer Alistair Docherty is currently ranked 15th in the nation by Golfstat. Docherty won his first CCAA tournament on April 21. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 23, 2015

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 continue with hot streak on golf course

Junior All-American Justin Wiles was among five competitors who finished at 12-over par tied for 19th in the Tim Tierney Shootout. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 6, 2015

For the second straight week, the Wildcats men’s golf team made a jump up the leaderboard from outside the top-10 starting the final round to a third place finish. The 'Cats claimed the day’s best team score in Tuesdays final round. Chico State’s team total of 296 was 11 shots bett...

Docherty fires career best as ‘Cats finish 3rd

Golfer Alistair Docherty shot a career-low 66 in the final round of the California Baptist Invitational on March 24. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 5, 2015

Behind the strength of junior All-American men’s golfer Alistair Docherty's career-low 66 in the final round of the California Baptist Invitational on March 24, the Wildcats claw up the leaderboard from seventh entering the final round to take home third place. It extended the team’s streak of top-five...

‘Cats win consecutive Coyote Classic tournament titles

Golfer Lee Gearhart takes a swing during a spring 2014 tournament. Orion file photo

Kevin Lucena

March 4, 2015

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...

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