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Wildcat of the Week – Kelley Sullivan

Kelley Sullivan plays for the Chico State Men's golf team and the team will be playing in the West Regionals in Amarillo, Texas. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Andrew Baumgartner

May 2, 2018

Kelley Sullivan, a junior from Seattle, has led the Chico State men's golf team to the West Regional tournament in Texas. Sullivan was the leader for the Wildcats during their win in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. It was Chico State's first conference title in men's gol...

Wildcat of the week

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Patrick Pace and Sean Martens

November 15, 2017

Colby Dean is a senior on the men's golf team. He has six top-ten finishes in his career so far, and 12 finishes in the top 20. He won the Interwest Wildcat Classic in early October, and is the leader of a young but experienced Chico State team. Dean plans to build on his solid foundation in his final se...

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Golf star Colby Dean is moving up

Christopher Hendrickson

February 28, 2017

Colby Dean, Junior, is on his way up and has been since he first been since he stepped onto the Chico State campus. Dean moved from Idaho to Chico with intent to play golf for the Wildcats, and equal intent to help himself and the team be their absolute best.   As a true freshman, Dean was...

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...

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 ...

Golf teams prepare for second half of season

Two-time All-American senior Alistair Docherty tees off for the Wildcats. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Jason Spies

February 24, 2016

Men’s Golf The Chico State men’s golf team is in a very nice position heading into the second half of the season. After finishing the first half of their season with two first-place finishes and two second-place finishes, the Wildcats are now ranked first in the nation. Chico State men’s head golf ...

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

Lee Gearhart, former CCAA Player of the Year, placed 14th for Chico State at the NCAA DII National Preview. Photo credit: Kenta Mcafee

Jason Spies

September 27, 2015

The Wildcats came into their first tournament of the year at the NCAA DII National Preview in Denver, Colorado looking to make a big statement in the 2015 season. Chico State held an 8-shot lead after the first day and never let up. The Wildcats won the tournament with a score of 20-under par and a 13-stroke advan...

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...

Former Wildcat drives deep in tournament

Former Chico State golfer Kyle Souza drives the ball at the 10th hole of the PGA China Tour qualifiers on Feb. 6. Photo Courtesy of Kyle Souza.

Dylan Wakefield

February 25, 2015

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...

Wildcat athletic squads nab new recruits

New men's golf recruit Matt Hutchins finishes his swing. Photo courtesy of Matt Hutchins.

Nick Reddy

December 1, 2014

National Signing Day was Nov. 12 for many high school and junior college student-athletes around the country. The Wildcats made the most of the occasion. Future NCAA participants signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level of competition. Chico State athletic programs brought in fresh...

Golf coach leads team to legacy

Chico State head golf coach TL Brown. Photo courtesy of Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

September 1, 2014

Players, former players, assistant coaches and people who work at the golf courses where the team plays has included the same word about T.L. Brown, the head men's golf coach: professional.“From the day he got here, he handled himself in such a professional manner with how he treats and what he ex...

Gearhart named CCAA Golfer of the Year

Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart. Photo courtesy of Chico State Wildcats

Ryan Grady

May 12, 2014

Being named for a league award is an accomplishment, but being named the conference player of the year is an eye-opening achievement. Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart was announced the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Year in just his sophomore season. "Being named CCAA Golfer of the Year...

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