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Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

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 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...

Hutchins holds it down for men’s golf team

Match Hutchins swings to drive his golf ball down the field during practice. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Kenta Mcafee

October 6, 2015

The Chico State men's golf team has found huge success and excellent play from Matt Hutchins, a first-year student from Sudbury, Massachusetts, who is proving himself to be a true competitor."He's mature as a freshman. He's got a good head," said Alistair Docherty, senior golfer.Hutchins began his collegiate career by placing second in the NCAA Division II preview in Denver, Colora...

Men’s golf team takes second places

(From left) Chico State golfers Alistair Docherty, Lee Gearhart and Justin Wiles. They have placed first and second in their first two tournaments of the year. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Jason Spies

October 2, 2015

The Wildcats came up one shot short of winning their second tournament in a row, and it happened in dramatic style with a huge comeback midway through the final and second day of the tournament. The Wildcats ended the first day of the Regional Preview at the New Mexico State University golf course at 8-over par. They were in a three-way tie for...

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...

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...

‘Cats golf fall season recap

Kevin Lucena

December 16, 2014

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...

Men’s golf team wins tournament

Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart examines the green before making a putt. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nicholas Woodard

October 29, 2014

[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...

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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