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The Chico State mens golf team celebrates after the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

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...

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

Gearhart wins second golf tournament in a row

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...

Lee Gearhart, senior mens golfer, looks to lead his team this season and add CCAA Championship to his list of accomplishments. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Gearhart gears up for success

Kenta Mcafee // September 28, 2015

As only the fifth Wildcat to win at least three All-CCAA accolades, including CCAA Player of the Year two years running, Lee Gearhart is one of the premier golfers in the U.S. circuit. Gearhart, now a...

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

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

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...

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

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

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...

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

Cal State East Bay upsets Chico State

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...

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

‘Cats continue with hot streak on golf course

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...

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

Docherty fires career best as ‘Cats finish 3rd

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...

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

‘Cats win consecutive Coyote Classic tournament titles

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...

Justin Wiles taking a swing during a tournament last fall. The Chico State mens golf team finished last semester ranked second in its division. Orion file photo.

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Kevin Lucena // February 17, 2015

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,...

Chico State mens golfer Lee Gearhart in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Lee Gearhart

Samuel Wolfson // November 12, 2014

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,...

‘Cats advance to NCAA Championships

Greg Silvia // May 12, 2014

The Chico State men’s golf team entered the final round of the NCAA Championship Super Regional at the Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas in sixth place. The Wildcats went into the tournament...

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