The Orion

Men’s golf can’t complete a comeback in championship

Josh McCollum attempts to bury a shot at the Western Washington Invitational in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Chico State Athletics

Brandon Downs

April 25, 2019

No. 5 Chico States men's golf put themselves in the wrong hole Tuesday and was unable to complete the comeback Wednesday in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Golf Championship.Day oneChico State came into the championship attempting to repeat but was unable to keep up with Cal State...

Chico State men’s golf dominate in Turlock

The Chico State men's golf team celebrates after taking first place at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational
Photo Credit: Kelley Sullivan

Matthew Ferreira

April 3, 2019

The Chico State men’s golf team did an outstanding job at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock Monday and Tuesday. The Wildcats scored 19 shots under par collectively and their efforts secured them first place honors. The team’s score in the tournament tied the school scoring record. The...

Men’s golf team finishes 12th

Gabriel Moreno

October 21, 2016

The Chico State men's golf team had its worst performance of the season at the Otter Invitational Oct. 18, with a 40-over par 904 to place 12th.Junior Colby Dean led the team's effort with a 22nd place finish and was the only Wildcat to crack the top 25. Dean struggled in the second round of the tourn...

The difficulty of making it pro

Head coach T.L. Brown talking strategy out on the golf course. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

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 ...

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...

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...

Men’s golf team climbs to fourth in final round

Chico State golfer Alistair Docherty finishes his swing in an event earlier this season Photo credit: John Domogma

Kevin Lucena

October 22, 2014

[box]Chico State at Otter InvitationalTeam score: Chico State 43-over par (4th place)Individual Scores: Alistair Docherty 2-over parIndividual finishes: Alistair Docherty (2nd place); Lee Gearhart (22nd).[/box] Lee Gearhart and Alistair Docherty posted the low scores of the day to help the Chico State men's golf tea...

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...

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

’Cats crush Coyote Classic

Lee Masten

February 27, 2014

The seventh-ranked Wildcats came back from the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino this week with another notch on their belt. The ’Cats were able to make a late push for first place and ended up with a finish of 15-over 855 (840). Sophomore Lee Gearhart earned an individual medal shooting a 68, the only participan...

Men’s golf team snatches second place

File photo by Annie Maize
Lee Gearhart, left, practices with his teamates Ricky Owaki, center, and Alistair Docherty hit balls on the driving range.

Jordyn Provence

October 2, 2013

Chico State men’s golf team proved that they could come out in the top, no matter the weather conditions after finishing second-place on Tuesday with 6-over par 294 at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. Justin Wiles, a sophomore transfer f...

Men’s golf team braves harsh weather, snag third place on first day of two-day tournament

File photo by Annie Maize
Lee Gearhart, left, practices with his teamates Ricky Owaki, center, and Alistair Docherty hit balls on the driving range.

Jordyn Provence

October 1, 2013

The Chico State men's golf team came out in third place of 15 teams on Monday after the first two rounds of the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. The Wildcats, ranked No. 12, braved through cold, windy weather collectively shooting 43-over par. Tra...

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