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Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

The Chico State golf team celebrates its regional championship. Photo credit: Chico Wildcats

Jason Spies

May 6, 2016

Led by first-year Matt Hutchins, who had the best day of golf in his collegiate career, Chico State was able to climb out of second place and win with a six-stroke lead and a team score of 852. After the first day of the three-day long NCAA West/South Central Regional Championships, the Wildcats found ...

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

The Chico State men's golf team celebrates after the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Jason Spies

April 25, 2016

It’s been over a month since the Chico State men’s golf team has placed lower than first in a tournament, but on Wednesday, April 20, they were brought down to earth as they fell to Sonoma State in a 3-2 decision at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Despite destroying the competition on Monday...

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Chico State men's golf team winning its first ever NCAA Division II men's championship. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Jason Spies

March 10, 2016

Fifty years ago the Chico State men’s golf team won the NCAA championship. This year, the men’s team looks eerily similar to the team that won it back in 1966. One of the best ways to celebrate that amazing victory would be to win a championship this year on the anniversary, and that is exactly...

Three All-Americans, a hole-in-one for Chico State

Chico State All-American golfers from left: Alistair Docherty, Lee Gearhart and Justin Wiles on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Jason Spies

September 7, 2015

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...

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

Alistair Docherty tees off in a 2014 tournament. Orion file photo.

James Groh

May 5, 2015

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? ...

Wildcat golfers drive toward glory in upcoming championship

Junior golfer Lee Gearhart competes in a tournament last year. The Wildcat men's golf team is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. Orion file photo

Matthew Vislosky

April 19, 2015

Ranked fifth in the nation — check. Second in the west region — check. Seventeen straight top-five finishes — 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 ...

Wildcat men’s golf takes home 17th consecutive top-5 finish

All-American Alistair Docherty’s final round 73, was the third-best score of the day and helped him jump into a tie for sixth at 6-over par at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 16, 2015

The Chico State men’s golf team's streak of top-five finishes stretched to 17 Tuesday at the 42nd annual Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus at Turlock. Led by junior All-American Alistair Docherty’s final round 73, Chico State turned in a final round score of 304, 16-o...

Wildcats share tips for staying fit, healthy

Wildcat Brooke Bowen, left, practices at Acker Gym in preparation for an upcoming game. Bowen said that excessive alcohol intake can be a big barrier for students trying to stay in shape. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Breanna Barnard

April 10, 2015

It's that time of the year again — cutting season. Gym rats who bulked up eating during the winter are now shredding all of it off to have the perfect summer body. But Chico State's Wildcat sport teams do not need a season for bulking and cutting. Instead, athletes from different sports work hard year-r...

Gearhart, Docherty finish top 10; Wildcats take 5th

Junior golfer Lee Gearhart finished in fifth place during the Sacramento State Intercollegiate Cup on March 11. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

March 15, 2015

The Chico State men’s golf team allowed a rough 14-over final round to drop them from third to fifth at the Sacramento State Intercollegiate at Valley Hi Country Club, on March 10-11. Enjoying a home course advantage tournament, host Sacramento State won the team title at 10-under par. Leading...

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart takes a swing during a tournament in spring of 2014. Orion file photo.

Matthew Vislosky

March 1, 2015

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...

Men’s golf ready to open season

Men's golf ready to open season

Kevin Lucena

September 17, 2014

Fresh off an appearance in the NCAA Championships, the Chico State men's golf team is back in action. Here's a look at the members of the team and their goals for the upcoming year. 2013-2014 Season 12 Highlights [box] Ranked No. 5 in the nation by The Golf Coaches Association of America as of May 1...

Chico State golf sits in second place

Alistair Docherty pounds a shot on the opening hole at Butte Creek Country Club last season. Orion file photo.

Angelo Boscacci

May 20, 2014

The second day of the NCAA Division II Golf Championships concluded Tuesday with the fourth-seeded Chico State men's golf team in second place with a score of 21-over par. The Wildcats' overall leader of the tournament is Alistair Docherty. He finished at 2-over par 73 on the day, putting him in a tie for second place in the tour...

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