2004-05 Season Archive

2004-05 Meet-by-Meet results (PDF)

2005 NCAA D-II Men's Golf National Championship
The Club at Savannah Harbor, GA
May 17-20, 2005

05/24/05
Chris Massoletti named Second Team All-American
Marc Peterson receives Honorable Mention
NORMAN, Okla. - Chico State sophomore Chris Massoletti was named Second Team D-II PING All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Wildcat senior Marc Peterson received Honorable Mention.

Massoletti led the Wildcats with a stroke average of 72.6 for the 2004-05 season. He was the top finisher in 10 of the team's 12 tournaments and the only player to compete in every round. Massoletti was a top 20 individual finisher in 11 tournaments, top 10 six times, and finished in the top five twice. His best individual finish came at the CCAA Championship where he tied for second.

Peterson, who did not compete in the fall, but played in all eight tournaments in the spring, ended the season with the team's second best stroke average, 74.6. He finished in the top 20 four times and among the top 10 in three tournaments. He saved his best finish for when it mattered most, at the NCAA National Championship. Peterson finished tied for fifth among the top Division II golfers in the nation in the 72-hole event.

05/20/05
Wildcats finish seventh in the nation at NCAA National Championship
Chico's Marc Peterson named All-American, tying for fifth overall
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After 72 holes of play at the 2005 NCCAA D-II Men's Golf National Championship at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Georgia, the Chico State men's golf team finished seventh in the nation out of 20 competing teams.

The third through eighth place teams were separated by just seven strokes. The Wildcats sat in tenth place after the opening 18 holes. They moved into fifth after round two and then dropped to eighth place after the third round.

University South Carolina Aiken defended its NCAA D-II Championship title with a five stroke win over runner up host Armstrong Atlantic. USC Aiken joins a list of eight other schools as winners of two or more DII men's golf titles. The last school to win back-to-back titles was Florida Southern, which won three straight from 1998-2000.

Individually, Chico State's Marc Peterson finished tied for fifth overall. In his final round, Peterson was three over after his first six holes, but settled down to birdie three of his next eight holes and finish at even-par 71.

Mitch Berg, who finished tied for 27th, had the team's only eagle of the tournament on his sixth hole of the final round (No. 1, par 4). Unfortunately he gave back the two shots on the next hole, but managed two birdies and two bogeys to shoot even par.

Chris Massoletti shot five over with two double bogeys, his only two of the tournament. He also had two birdies and three bogeys to end up tied for 43rd overall.

Jess Stimack was two over after four holes, but came back with birdies on holes two and five to get back to even. He finished the round at one-over, his best score of the tournament.

John Skelton was nine over in his final round. He had two birdies in the round, but also a double and triple bogey.

1 South Carolina-Aiken 294 288 283 293 - 1158
2 Armstrong Atlantic U 289 296 284 294 - 1163
3 St. Edward's U. 288 299 292 290 - 1169
4 CSU-Bakersfield 290 294 296 290 - 1170
5 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 299 291 289 294 - 1173
6 Rollins College 294 296 298 286 - 1174
7 Chico State 293 294 298 290 - 1175
8 Lynn University 293 296 295 292 - 1176
9 Western Washington U 299 293 296 294 - 1182
10 Washburn University 290 298 296 299 - 1183

Chico golfers:

T5 Marc Peterson 70 71 74 71 - 286
T27 Mitch Berg 75 74 74 71 - 294
T43 Chris Massoletti 72 74 76 76 - 298
T46 Jess Stimack 78 75 75 72 - 300
T83 John Skelton 76 80 75 80 - 311

05/19/05
Wildcats tied for fifth after second complete round
Marc Peterson tied for second among individuals
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After darkness halted yesterday's second round of the 2005 D-II Men's Golf Championship, players were back at it bright and early this morning to complete the round and prepare for today's 18 holes.

With all second round scores posted, the Wildcats find themselves tied for fifth place overall, just five strokes off the lead.

1 South Carolina-Aiken 294 288 - 582
T2 Northern Kentucky U. 287 297 - 584
T2 CSU-Bakersfield 290 294 - 584
4 Armstrong Atlantic U 289 296 - 585
T5 St. Edward's U. 288 299 - 587
T5 Chico State 293 294 - 587
7 Washburn University 290 298 - 588
8 Lynn University 293 296 - 589
T9 Rollins College 294 296 - 590
T9 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 299 291 - 590
11 Western Washington U 299 293 -

In the individual standings, Marc Peterson (70-71-141) moved into a tie for second place, just two stokes behind the leader Dane Burkhart (71-68-139) of South Carolina-Aiken. Peterson had one bogey on the front nine and one birdie on the back to shoot even-par.

Chris Massoletti (72-74-146) dropped out of the top 20 and is currently tied for 21. Massoletti was even after the front nine and birdied number ten, but struggled down the stretch, bogeying four of his last seven holes for a 3-under 74.

Mitch Berg (75-74-149), Jess Stimack (78-80-156), and John Skelton (76-80-156) round out the Wildcat five.

05/18/05
Darkness halts round two of 2005 NCAA Golf Championship
Chico State improves its standing moving into a tie for fifth
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A two and a half-hour rain delay in the midday kept the 2005 NCAA DII Men's Golf Championship backed up after the second day of competition. Players completed the rain-delayed first round early Wednesday morning, the second round saw only eight schools complete rounds before darkness halted play at 8:11 p.m. St. Edward's and Cal State Bakersfield, still out on the course as the sun set on Wednesday, are tied for the lead at 12-over-par, while Northern Kentucky is also still out on the course at 13-over-par. USC Aiken is in the clubhouse after a second-round 288 and is 14-over-par with a 582 total.

When the final round one scores were counted in the morning, Northern Kentucky held onto its one-shot lead over St. Edward's with a three-over-par 287. But the second day belonged to top-ranked and defending DII national champion USC Aiken, who carded the day's best finished round on Wednesday. The leaderboard is a tightly-packed affair with only 10 strokes separating 12 teams and many are still in the hunt with more than two rounds to play.

Dane Burkhart led the Pacers and all golfers on Wednesday with a three-under-par 68 and is the clubhouse and overall leader with a three-under-par 139 total. Jeremiah Nelson was left out on the course on Wednesday with a two-under-par score through 16 holes, while first-round leader Brice Garnett of Missouri Western State is tied with two other players at one-under-par after shooting a 75 on Wednesday. Mark Baker of Cal State Bakersfield and Pablo Rosas of St. Edward's are both still out on the course at one-under-par as well.

Resumption of round two will begin at 6:45 a.m. eastern on Thursday morning, with the projected tee times for round three beginning at 9:30 a.m. after re-pairing of teams is completed.

05/17/05
Opening round of National Championship halted due to weather
Chico State currently tied for tenth
Savannah, Georgia - Inclement weather halted first round play at the 2005 NCAA DII Men's Golf Championships on Tuesday at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., with eight schools still out on the course.

Northern Kentucky made it into the clubhouse with a three-over-par 287 on the par-71, 7,026-yard course, tied with Columbus State, who sits at three over par as well but was left out on the course when play was suspended. St. Edward's shot a 288 on Tuesday and is one shot behind, while host Armstrong Atlantic is tied for third at five-over-par after firing a 289 score, with St. Martin's left out on the course as well at five over.

Lightning halted play at 3:26 p.m. eastern time and rainshowers moved in quickly, hovering over the area afterwards. Play was officially suspended for the day at 6:30 p.m. with resumption of round one to take place at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Round two will be played on Wednesday as well with tee times pushed back one hour and 45 minutes. The first groups in round two will now tee off at 9:15 a.m.

With the stoppage of play and calm course conditions on Tuesday morning, teams scored well as eight schools that finished round one are within six strokes of the lead. Cal State Bakersfield and Washburn finished with 290 scores and are tied for sixth, while defending champion USC Aiken was one of the schools that did not complete its first round, sitting at nine-over-par with some players through 15 holes.

Individually, Brice Garnett of Missouri Western State went four-under-par through his first six holes, including an eagle-two on par-4 hole number 13 to lead, while Jeremiah Nelson of Washburn and Blake Slaughter of St. Edward's each shot three-under-par 68 scores to complete the first round as clubhouse leaders.

T10 Chico State 293 - 293
T7 Marc Peterson 70 - 70
T20 Chris Massoletti 72 - 72
T61 Mitch Berg 75 - 75
T76 John Skelton 76 - 76
T95 Jess Stimack 78 - 78

Division II Northwest/West
Super Regional
Dakota Dune, South Dakota
May 2-4, 2005

05/04/05
Wildcats fire day's best round to solidify third straight trip to NCAA Championship Tournament
Peterson's 69 helps 'Cats hold on to second spot
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – Marc Peterson carded a 69 to lead the Chico State men's golf team to Wednesday's best round, a 289, to hold on to second place in the NCAA Division II Northwest/West Super Regional and solidify its third straight trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Chico State entered the final round alone in second place 17 strokes behind leader Western Washington, but only eight strokes separated the Wildcats from sixth-place Cal State Bakersfield . Aware that the top five teams would likely earn berths to the NCAA Championships Peterson, Jess Stimack (73), and Mike O'Brien (73) played their best rounds of the tournament on the par-72, 7,165-yard Dakota Dunes Country Club course. Chris Massoletti, meanwhile, carded a 74 to finish fifth among all individuals. By posting the lowest round of the day, Peterson moved all the way up from 18th to eighth. Stimack, meanwhile, moved up from 13th into a tie for 10th.

Chico State's 54-hole total of 902 was bested only by fifth-ranked Western Washington's 895. The Wildcats were followed by Hawaii-Hilo (915) and St. Martin's (918) and Cal State Bakersfield (918), which all earned trips to the NCAA Championship. Cal State Stanislaus (920), which entered the regional ranked No. 10 in the nation, slipped from fourth to sixth with a 303 Wednesday and saw its season end. Grand Canyon (947) and UC San Diego (958) round out the West half of the field.

Low scores were about the only thing Chico State's individuals had in common. Peterson was even through 12 holes before recording birdies at the par-three fourth, the par-five seventh, and the par-four ninth. Massoletti, meanwhile, registered pars on his first 11 holes to put himself in position to challenge for the individual title. But he bogeyed three of the last seven holes. Stimack's round featured just eight pars. He carded five birdies, four bogeys, and a double-bogey. O'Brien struggled to an 86 and an 80 over this first two rounds, but he was a par machine Wednesday. Only a bogey on the par-five 12th kept him from 18 straight pars.

The NCAA finals, hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University, will take place May 17-20 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia.

West Region Final Results:
1. Western Washington 315 - 281 - 299 - 895
2. Chico State 313 - 300 - 289 - 902
3. Hawaii-Hilo 322 - 293 - 300 - 915
4t. St. Martin's 313 - 306 - 299 - 918
4t. Cal State Bakersfield 313 - 308 - 297 - 918
6. Cal State Stanislaus 312 - 305 - 303 - 920
7. Grand Canyon 320 - 311 - 316 - 947
8. UC San Diego 330 - 314 - 314 - 958

Individuals
1. Tim Feenstra, W. Washington 76 - 67 - 71 - 214
2. Nick Mason, Hawaii-Hilo 78 - 66 - 71 - 215
3. Andy Moren, Stanislaus 73 - 70 - 73 - 216
4. Josh Immordino, W. Washington 75 - 70 - 72 - 217
5. Chris Massoletti, Chico State 74 - 71 - 73 - 219
6. Kris Swanson, St. Martin's 76 - 74 - 73 - 223
7. Mark Baker, Bakersfield 78 - 74 - 72 - 224
8. Marc Peterson 81 - 75 - 69 - 69 - 225
9. Shane Prante, St. Martin's 76 - 76 - 74 - 226
10t. Bryan Manning, Grand Canyon 74 - 79 - 75 - 228
10t. Jess Stimack, Chico State 79 - 76 - 73 - 228
Remaining Chico State individuals:
31t. Andrew Sanchez, Chico State 79 - 78 - 82 - 239
31t. Mike O'Brien, Chico State 86 - 80 - 73 - 239

05/03/05
Golfers 2nd after second day of Super Regional
Chico State in prime position to advance to NCAA Finals
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – Only 18 holes separate the Chico State men's golf team from its third straight trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats fired a 300 in the second round of the NCAA West/Northwest Super Regional Tuesday to grab sole possession of second place. Chris Massoletti again led the way for the Wildcats, firing a team-low 71 to finish the day one-over par and only two strokes off the lead.

The top team from each region within the super regional and the top individual not with the winning team from each super regional (regardless of region) will earn automatic berths to the finals May 17-20 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia. The next four lowest scoring teams from the West/Northwest Super Region will also advance. The finals will be hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Western Washington was the day's top story. The Vikings were 12 strokes better than anyone on the par-72, 7,165-yard Dakota Dunes Country Club course Tuesday. Their two-day total of 596 is 17 strokes better than Chico State (613). The Wildcats are followed by Hawaii-Hilo (615), Cal State Stanislaus (617), St. Martin's (619) and Cal State Bakersfield (621), who are currently battling the Wildcats for those four at-large championship berths. Grand Canyon (631) and UC San Diego (644) round out the West half of the field.

Live scoring from the tournament can be accessed from the link above. The Wildcats are scheduled to tee off beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST. Massoletti's tee time is 10 a.m. CST.

West Region Results through Tuesday's second round:
1. Western Washington 315 - 281 - 596
2. Chico State 313 - 300 - 613
3. Hawaii-Hilo 322 - 293 - 615
4. Cal State Stanislaus 312 - 305 - 617
5. St. Martin's 313 - 306 - 619
6. Cal State Bakersfield 313 - 308 - 621
7. Grand Canyon 320 - 311 - 631
8. UC San Diego 330 - 314 - 644

Individuals
1t. Tim Feenstra, W. Washington 76 - 67 - 143
1t. Andy Moren, Stanislaus 73 - 70 - 143
3. Nick Mason, Hawaii-Hilo 78 - 66 - 144
4t. Chris Massoletti, Chico State 74 - 71 - 145
4t. Josh Immordino, W. Washington 75 - 70 - 145
6t. Robert Mink, San Bernardino 75 - 75 - 150
6t. Kris Swanson, St. Martin's 76 - 74 - 150
8t. Shane Prante, St. Martin's 76 - 76 - 152
8t. Mark Baker, Bakersfield 78 - 74 - 152
10t. Bryan Manning, Grand Canyon 74 - 79 - 153
10t. Stu Bell, W. Washington 80 - 73 - 153
10t. Ryan Thornberry, Stanislaus 77 - 76 - 153
Remaining Chico State individuals:
13t. Jes Stimack, Chico State 79 - 76 - 155
18t. Marc Peterson, Chico State 81 - 75 - 156
20t. Andrew Sanchez, Chico State 79 - 78 - 157
37t. Mike O'Brien, Chico State 86 - 80 - 166

05/02/05
Golfers one stroke back in Super Regional
Massoletti tied for second among individuals
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – Chris Massoletti carded the second lowest score of the day with a two-over par while true freshman Andrew Sanchez fired an impressive 79 on an exceedingly tough course as the Chico State men's golf team finished the opening round of the NCAA Division II West/Northwest Men's Golf Super Regional in a tie for second place, one stroke off the lead.

Cal State Stanislaus carded a 312 and leads Chico State, St. Martin's, and Cal State Bakersfield by one stroke at the par-72, 7,165-yard Dakota Dunes Country Club. In windy and very cool conditions, temperatures struggled to reach 50 degrees and play was delayed two hours due to frost in the 16-team and 10-individual tournament hosted by The University of South Dakota.

Andy Moren of California State-Stanislaus shot a one-over par 73 to lead by one shot over Massoletti, Grand Canyon's Bryan Manning, and Matt Dawson from Minnesota State, Mankato.

The tournament, which was scheduled to start at 8 a.m. each day, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday due to impending cold weather in the overnight hours.

Monday's West Region Results:
Team To par Round 1
1. Cal State Stanislaus +24 312
2t. Chico State +25 313
2t. Cal State Bakersfield +25 313
2t. St. Martin's +25 313
5. Western Washington +27 315
6. Grand Canyon +32 320
7. Hawaii-Hilo +34 322
8. UC San Diego +42 320

Individuals
Player, school To par Round 1
1. Andy Moren, Stanislaus +1 73
2t. Chris Massoletti, Chico State +2 74
2t. Bryan Manning, Grand Canyon +2 74
4t. Josh Immordino, W. Washington +3 75
4t. Robert Mink, San Bernardino +3 75
6t. Tim Feenstra, W. Washington +4 76
6t. Shane Prante, St. Martin's +4 76
6t. Kris Swanson, St. Martin's +4 76
9t. Four players +5 77
Remaining Chico State individuals:
16t. Andrew Sanchez, Chico State +7 79
16t. Jes Stimack, Chico State +7 79
23t. Marc Peterson, Chico State +9 81
39. Mike O'Brien, Chico State +14 86

04/22/05
Wildcats headed to Super Regional to defend title
Looking for third straight trip to the National Championship
The Chico State men's golf team is one of eighty teams and fifty individuals selected to participate in the 2005 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships Super Regionals. The Wildcats will play in the Northwest/West Super Regional taking place May 2-4 at Dakota Dune Country Club in South Dakota. The event is being hosted by the University of South Dakota.

"We're looking forward to going out and defending our West Region title," said Head Coach Keith Thomas. "We have a lot of momentum after playing so well at the CCAA Championship. We've really played our best golf of the season the last week and a half."

Chico State won last year's regional by 13 strokes and went on to finish second in last year's national championship at Victoria Hills Golf Club in DeLand, Florida. The University of South Carolina at Aiken won their first men's golf title with a nine-stroke lead over the Wildcats. Chico State's J.J. Jackovac shot a 1-under 287 to win the individual title for the second time in three years. In 2003, Chico State finished fifth at the championship in Sunriver Oregon.

The top team from each region within the super regional and the top individual not with the winning team from each super regional (regardless of region) will earn automatic berths to the finals May 17-20 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia. Four more teams from the West/Northwest Super Region will also advance. The finals will be hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.

For more information about the championships, log on to www.ncaasports.com <http://www.ncaasports.com/> . Highlights of the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships will be shown on CBS at 5 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, July 2. The CBS seasonal show will feature highlights of 17 different NCAA championships that took place during the spring.

NORTHWEST/WEST SUPER REGIONAL
Dakota Dunes Country Club; Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; hosted by the University of South Dakota.

West:
1. Cal State Bakersfield [California Collegiate Athletic Association]
2. Hawaii-Hilo
3. Western Washington
4. Cal State Stanislaus
5. Grand Canyon
6. UC San Diego
7. Cal State Chico
8. St. Martin's

Individuals:
1. Adam Lewis, Sonoma State
2. Robert Mink, Cal State San Bernardino
3. Nicholas Larson, Montana State-Billings
4. Bryan Newman, Cal State San Bernardino
5. Colter Kautzmann, Northwest Nazarene

Northwest Region:
1. St. Cloud State
2. Fort Lewis [Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference]
3. Colorado-Colorado Springs
4. Minnesota State Mankato
5. Fort Hays State
6. Colorado State-Pueblo
7. Nebraska-Kearney
8. Regis

Individuals:
1. Jeff Philippe, Adams State
2. Scott Sorvaag, North Dakota
3. Justin Cross, North Dakota
4. Mark Vallee, Colorado School of Mines
5. Steve Greene, Colorado School of Mines

Winner of each region advances to finals (2 teams, 1 individual)

04/19/05
Playoff holes only cloud in brilliant day for 'Cats at CCAA Championship; Team, Massoletti finish 2nd
Massoletti All-CCAA; Sanchez Freshman of the Year
PASO ROBLES - In a field featuring three of the top 11 teams in the nation with a possible NCAA West Regional berth on the line, the Chico State men's golf team played third-ranked Cal State Bakersfield heads up for 18 holes before succumbing to the Roadrunners in a one-hole playoff at the CCAA Men's Golf Championship at Hunter Ranch Golf Club in Paso Robles, CA Tuesday.

Chris Massoletti finished in a tie with Bakersfield's Mark Baker for medalist honors after 54 holes. Baker eventually took first place on the second playoff hole. Jess Stimack earned sixth place. Massoletti, who finished the tournament 5-under par, was named to the All-CCAA Team later in the day. Chico State's Andrew Sanchez took home CCAA Freshman of the Year honors.

The Wildcats entered Tuesday's final round tied with Bakersfield for third place, eight strokes behind leader Cal State San Bernardino and one stroke behind 10th-ranked Cal State Stanislaus. But Chico State and Cal State Bakersfield played the final 18 holes five strokes better than Stanislaus and nine strokes better than San Bernardino.

Even-par rounds from Massoletti and Marc Peterson led the way for Chico State Tuesday. Jeffrey Fowler rebounded from a rough day Wednesday to card a 73, and John Skelton and Stimack each fired a 75.

Team results
T1. Cal State Bakersfield 298 - 287 - 292 - 877 (won playoff hole)
T1. Chico State 302 - 283 - 292 - 877
3. Cal State San Bernardino 291 - 286 - 301 - 878
4. Cal State Stanislaus 290 - 294 - 297 - 881
5. UC San Diego 297 - 289 - 298 - 884
6. CSU Monterey Bay 303 - 293 - 289 - 885 (provisional member of CCAA; ineligible for postseason)
7. Sonoma State 297 - 290 - 310 - 897
8. Cal State Dominguez Hills 317 - 336 - 321- 974

Chico individuals
T1 - Chris Massoletti 72 - 67 - 72 - 211 (lost on 2nd playoff hole)
6 - Jess Stimack 73 - 70 - 75 - 218
T15 - Marc Peterson 75 - 75 - 72 - 222
25 - John Skelton 82 - 71 - 75 - 228
T29 - Jeffrey Fowler 82 - 76 - 73 - 231

Wildcats tied for third after opening rounds of CCAA Championship
Chris Massoletti four strokes off lead in second place
PASO ROLES - The Chico State men's golf team is currently tied for third place after two rounds at the 2005 CCAA Men's Golf Championship being held at Hunter Ranch Golf Course. The final round will be played Tuesday morning.

The Wildcats (302-283-585) are tied with Cal State Bakersfield (298-287-585) and sit eight-strokes behind the leader Cal State San Bernardino (291-286-577). Cal State Stanislaus (290-294-584) is currently in second place.

Chris Massoletti shot a 67 in the second round, combined with his opening round 72, to climb into second place overall at a five-under 139, four strokes behind the leader Eric Justensen (72-63-135) from Cal State Monterey Bay.

Chico individuals
2 - Chris Massoletti 72 - 67 - 139
T5 - Jess Stimack 73 - 70 - 143
T23 - Marc Peterson 75 - 75 - 150
27 - John Skelton 82 - 71 - 153
35 - Jeffrey Fowler 82 - 76 - 158

04/12/05
Wildcats finish where they started the day
TURLOCK - The men's golf team started the day in ninth place and finished tied for ninth place at the 32nd Buzzini Invitational. The Wildcats tried to mount a charge with steady performances by Chris Massoletti and Marc Peterson, which lead the way to a 303 final round. The Wildcats finished with a 904, which was 43 shots behind first-place Stanislaus (861). Andy Moren (71-70-70-211) from Stanislaus was the only player to have three rounds under par.

T9 - CSU-Chico - 305 - 296 - 303 - 904
T9 - Chris Massoletti - 74 - 70 - 74 - 218
T37 - Marc Peterson - 79 - 74 - 73 - 226
T37 - John Skelton - 69 - 77 - 80 - 226
T74 - Nick Green - 85 - 75 - 79 - 239
T86 - Art Golden III - 83 - 84 - 77 - 244

04/11/05
Wildcats have a lot of work to do after opening rounds
TURLOCK - The Chico State's men's golf team has a lot of ground to make up on Tuesday at the Buzzini Invitational at Turlock Country Club. The Wildcats are currently in ninth out of seventeen teams, and sit 24 strokes out of first place. The men posted 305 in the opening round, but regrouped to shoot 293 in the afternoon round, for a combined 598.

Cal State Stanislaus holds a two stroke lead and is the only team to sit under par after the first two rounds on Monday. Western Washington’s Tim Feenstra holds a one-stroke edge and is the top individual player so far.

9 - CSU-Chico - 305 - 293 - 598
T-11 - Chris Massoletti - 74 - 70 - 144
T-20 - John Skelton - 69 - 77 - 146
T-51 - Marc Peterson - 79 - 74 - 153
T-67 - Art Golden III - 83 - 75 - 158
T-71 - Nick Green - 85 - 74 - 159

04/05/05
Wildcat golfers finish sixth in Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA - The Chico State men's golf team carded a final day 304 and finished the day where it began - in sixth place. Chris Massoletti, Art Golden III, and Mitch Berg finished with rounds of 77, 76, and 78, respectively, to garner top-20 finishes for the Wildcats.

1. CSU Bakersfield (280-290-288-858)
2. CSU Stanislaus (301-295-292-888)
3. Notre Dame de Namur (309-288-293-890)
4t. UC San Diego (298-302-293-893)
4t. CSU Monterey Bay (296-306-291-893)
6. Chico State (304-300-304-908)
7. Sonoma State (315-292-304-911)
8. Sonoma State 'B' (321-320-311-952)
9t. CSU East Bay (334-336-327-997)
9t. Dominican (343-335-319-997)
11. Bethany, CA (375-370-387-1132)

Chico State Individual Scores:
13 - Chris Massoletti - 74 - 72 - 77 - 223
19 - Art Golden III - 75 - 74 - 76 - 225
20 - Mitch Berg - 72 - 76 - 78 - 226
23 - Andrew Sanchez - 75 - 79 - 75 - 229
32t - Marc Peterson - 80 - 76 - 76 - 232
37t - Jess Stimack - 80 - 78 - 79 - 237

04/04/05
Wildcats set for another final day charge
SANTA ROSA - The Chico State men's golf team is poised to strike, finishing in sixth place after the first two rounds of the tournament. The Wildcats posted rounds of 304 and 300 to finish with 604 for the first day. They are currently standing only eight shots out of second place behind CSU Stanislaus, who came in at 596. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with one 18-hole round.

1. CSU Bakersfield (280-290-570)
2. CSU Stanislaus (301-295-596)
3. Notre Dame de Namur (309-288-597)
4. UC San Diego (298-302-600)
5. CSU Monterey Bay (296-306-602)
6. Chico State (304-300-604)
7. Sonoma State (315-292-607)
8. Sonoma State 'B' (321-320-641)
9. CSU East Bay (334-336-670)
10. Dominican (343-335-678)
11. Bethany, CA (375-370-745)

Chico State Individual Scores:
7 - Chris Massoletti - 74 - 72 - 146
T 11 - Art Golden III - 75 - 74 - 149
T 27 - Andrew Sanchez - 75 - 79 - 154
T 33 - Marc Peterson - 80 - 76 - 156
38 - Jess Stimack - 80 - 78 - 158

03/23/05
Wildcats finish fifth in loaded field
Sophomore Nick Green finishes tied for 11th
MONTEREY -Despite struggling to a 308 in Tuesday's final round, the Chico State men's golf team finished fifth in a strong 17-team field at the Williams Roofing Otter Invite at Bayonet Golf Course.

Sophomore Nick Green finished tied for 11th at 7-over par, and Chris Massoletti shot 75-74-75 to finish in a tie for 14th at 8-over par to pace the Wildcats. Art Golden III finished tied for 27th at 13-over par. Marc Peterson rallied after a rough second round to card a team-best 74 and finish tied for 39th in the 85-player field.

Lynn University claimed the team championship with an 879. Cal State Monterey Bay (891), Rollins College (893), Western Washington (898), and Chico State (902) rounded out the top five. Rollins' Tim Aquaviva fired a four-under par 68 to claim the individual title at 1-over par. Four players tied for second one stroke back.

The Wildcats golf team is back in action April 4-5 at the Sonoma State Invitational hosted by the Santa Rosa Country Club.

03/21/05
Nick Green leads Monterey tournament after first day
Wildcats tied for second, eight strokes back
MONTEREY - Chico State sophomore Nick Green leads the field of 84 golfers after two rounds of play at the Williams Roofing Otter Invite at Bayonet Golf Course.

Green shot even par in the opening round and backed it up with a 1-under 71 to post 143, a one-shot lead over D.J. Fernando (71-73-144) from Cal State Bakersfield.

As a team, Chico (296-298-594) is tied for second place with host CSU (296-298-594) Monterey Bay. Both trail leader Lynn University (292-294-586) by eight strokes with 18 holes to play on Tuesday.

Chris Massoletti (75-74-149) is currently tied for 14th. Art Golden III (77-73-150) is tied for 18th. Andrew Sanchez (74-80-154) is tied for 36th and Marc Peterson (75-83-158) rounds out the Wildcat scoring, tied for 63rd.

03/08/05
Wildcats rally to finish tied for second in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The Chico State men's golf team rallied from their position of fourth place after the opening two rounds to finish tied for second at the 55th Southern California Intercollegiate at Santaluz golf club. It was the Wildcats best finish of the season.

In the final round, Chris Massoletti posted his second round under par for the tournament to secure his second top ten finish in as many events. Marc Peterson posted a final round 70 to also finish in the top ten as an individual. Following Peterson was Jess Stimack who posted a final round 71 for his best tournament of the year at T-28 and John Skelton finished strong to post 79.

Cal State Bakersfield fired a final round team score of 1-over par, 285, to pull away for a 16-stroke victory. Hawaii-Hilo’s Nick Mason captured Medalist honors after firing a final-round score of 4-under par, 67. His two day total of 2-under par, 211, was four shots better than second place finishers Brian Hostetler of Southwest Oklahoma State, Adam Lewis and Sonoma State and Greg Lopez of Cal State Bakersfield. D.J. Fernando of Cal State Bakersfield rounded out the top-five with his three round total of 3-over par, 216.

Top Teams
1 CSU-Bakersfield 296- 288- 285- 869 (+17)
T 2 Chico State 298- 297- 290- 885 (+33)
T 2 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 297- 296- 292- 885 (+33)
4 Sonoma State U. 305- 300- 293- 898 (+46)
5 Grand Canyon Univ. 297- 297- 307- 901 (+49)
6 UC San Diego 301- 297- 304- 902 (+50)

Chico Players
6 Chris Massoletti 80- 68- 70- 218
T 9 Marc Peterson 75- 75- 70- 220
T 28 Jess Stimack 75- 81- 71- 227
T 44 John Skelton 75- 77- 79- 231
T 50 Jeffrey Fowler 73- 77- 85- 235

03/07/05
Wildcats in fourth place after first day of Southern California Intercollegiate at UC San Diego torunament
Fin. School Scores
1. CSU-Bakersfield 296- 288- 584 (+16)
2. Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 297- 296- 593 (+25)
3. Grand Canyon Univ. 29-7 297- 594 (+26)
4. Chico State 298- 297- 595 (+27)
T5. UC San Diego 301- 297- 598 (+30)
T5. Southwestern Ok. St. 297- 301- 598 (+30)
T7. Western Washington U 307- 297- 604 (+36)
T7. Western New Mexico U 299- 305- 604 (+36)
9. Sonoma State U. 305- 300- 605 (+37)
10. Carson-Newman Coll. 311- 297- 608 (+40)
11. CSU-San Bernardino 309- 302- 611 (+43)
12. UCSD B 313- 308- 621 (+53)
13. Valdosta St. U. 316- 309- 625 (+57)
14. Colorado-CO Springs 319- 310- 629 (+61)
15. CSU-Dominguez Hills 337- 333- 670 (+102)

Chico Players
T 14. Chris Massoletti 80- 68- 148
T 19. Marc Peterson 75- 75- 150
T 19. Jeffrey Fowler 73- 77- 150
T 31. John Skelton 75- 77- 152
T 47. Jess Stimack 75- 81- 156

03/01/05
Chico State finishes fourth in Bakersfield Tournament
BAKERSFIELD - In the final round of play, the Chico State men's golf team overtook Monterey Bay and held off Cal State Stanislaus to finish fourth overall at the Family Motors Invitational in Bakersfield. The Wildcats ended the 54-hole tournament six strokes behind third-place Grand Canyon University and 27 shots behind the winner Western Washington.

Chris Massoletti (74-69-68-211) shot a final round of 68 to boost himself up to a fifth-place finish individually. He started the day tied for12th place. Art Golden (74-70-73-217) tied for 16th. John Skelton (81-67-70-218) rebounded in his final two rounds to end in a tie for 23rd. Marc Peterson (73-74-75-222) and Jess Stimack (76-76-79-231) rounded out the Wildcat scoring of the 76-player field.

Luke Bennett (70-64-68-202) from Western Washington took top medalist honors, shooting 14-under par to beat second-place D.J. Fernando of Cal State Bakersfield by two strokes.

Fin. School Scores
1. Western Washington U 282- 274- 280- 836 (-28)
2. CSU-Bakersfield 284- 276- 281- 841 (-23)
3. Grand Canyon Univ. 285- 286- 286- 857 (-7)
4. CSU-Chico 297- 280- 286- 863 (-1)
5. CSU-Stanislaus 294- 285- 286- 865 (+1)
6. CSU-Monterey Bay 291- 285- 290- 866 (+2)
T7. UC San Diego 298- 290- 287- 875 (+11)
T7. CSU-San Bernardino 291- 289- 295- 875 (+11)
9. Western New Mexico U 292- 291- 295- 878 (+14)
10. Montana St-Billings 295- 289- 297- 881 (+17)
11. St. Martin's College 306- 292- 284- 882 (+18)
12. Sonoma State U. 304- 290- 305- 899 (+35)
13. CSU-Dominguez Hills 311- 308- 318- 937 (+73)

Chico Players
5. Chris Massoletti 74- 69- 68- 211
T 16. Art Golden III 74- 70- 73- 217
T 23. John Skelton 81- 67- 70- 218
T 43. Marc Peterson 73- 74- 75- 222
T 66. Jess Stimack 76- 76- 79- 231

02/28/05
Chico State golfers in fifth place after day one of Bakersfield Tournament
Fin. - Scores
1. Western Washington U 282- 274- 556
2. CSU-Bakersfield 284- 276- 560
3. Grand Canyon Univ. 285- 286- 571
4. CSU-Monterey Bay 291- 285- 576
5. CSU-Chico 297- 280- 577
6. CSU-Stanislaus 294- 285- 579
7. CSU-San Bernardino 291- 289- 580
8. Western New Mexico U 292- 291- 583
9. Montana St-Billings 295- 289- 584
10. UC San Diego 298- 290- 588
11. Sonoma State U. 304- 290- 594
12. St. Martin's College 306- 292- 598
13. CSU-Dominguez Hills 311- 308- 619

5 CSU-Chico 297- 280- 577
T 12 Chris Massoletti 74- 69- 143
T 16 Art Golden III 74- 70- 144
T 35 Marc Peterson 73- 74- 147
T 45 John Skelton 81- 67- 148
T 63 Jess Stimack 76- 76- 152

10/19/04
Golfers finish 10th at Bakersfield Invite
BAKERSFIELD - A final round of 298 was ttied for the third best of the day, but the Chico State men's golf team didn't make up quite enough ground to move up in the standings and finished 10th at the Bakersfield Elco Invite being held at Bakersfield Country Club.

Chris Massoletti carded the third best round of the day to rally for a 10th-place finish. John Skelton's 74 left him in 15th. Andrew Sanchez carded a 75 to finish in 46th place. And Jess Stimack's 78 left him in a tie for 51st.

Hawaii-Hilo won the tournament with an 858, followed by Bakersfield (874), Western Washington (875), CSU Monterey Bay (877), CSU San Marcos (877), Cal State Stanislaus (878), UC San Diego (881), Grand Canyon (884), St. Martin's (885), and Chico State (886).

10/18/04
Wildcats in 10th place after first two rounds of Bakersfield Invite
BAKERSFIELD - The Chico State men's golf team sits in 10th place, 24 shots behind the leader Hawaii-Hilo after the first two rounds of the Bakersfield Elco Invite being held at Bakersfield Country Club.

Although a run at the championship looks unlikely, Chico State (298-290-588) is just nine strokes out of a top-five finish.

T15 John Skelton (72-71)
T27 Chris Massoletti (72-74)
T40 Jess Stimack (76-73)
T50 Andrew Sanchez (78-73)
T50 Jeffrey Fowler (78-73)
T73 Nick Green (81-73) Playing as an individual.

10/12/04
Bakersfield wins Chico State Invitational
CHICO, Calif. - In a field that included the top six ranked Division II teams in the nation, Cal State Bakersfield shot 291 in the final round to come from two strokes back to win the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational. The Roadrunners finished the 54-hole tournament, held the last two days at Butte Creek Country club, by one stroke over runner-up St. Martin's College.

Bakersfield (285-290-291-866), which finished at two strokes over par, shot the low round of the tournament in the opening 18 holes and trailed Hawaii Hilo by two stokes entering today's final round. But, Hilo stumbled, posting a final-round 301, which dropped the team into third place at 10-over par. St. Martin's College (290-287-290-867) shot the low final round to finish in second place.

Individually, Shane Prante (68-67-71-206) of Saint Martin's led throughout the tournament, taking a five shot lead over UC San Diego's Brian Duckworth into the final round. Prante shot 71 to finish at 10-under par, nine strokes better than his nearest competitior, A. J. Shiffert (75-72-68-215) of Cal State Stanislaus. Duckworth (68-72-77-217) finished tied for seventh place.

Bakersfield had three players finish tied for third at even par: D.J. Fernando (71-70-75-216), Greg Lopez (71-72-73-216), and Mark Baker (73-72-71-216). St. Marin's Jared Bouchey (72-73-71-216) also finished even.

Host Chico State (298-302-300-900) struggled against the stiff competition, finishing eighth out of the 13 teams. The Wildcats top individual Chris Massoletti (70-71-77-218) was tied for third entering today's round, but a five-over final 18 holes dropped him into a tie for 10th place.

10/07/04
Wildcats to host Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational
CHICO, Calif. - Twelve of the top Division II men's golf programs in the nation will gather in Chico on Monday and Tuesday for the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club. The field includes the top six ranked teams in the nation, starting with top-ranked Hawaii-Hilo. Host Chico State is ranked No. 12.

We're so excited to have attracted such a strong field, said Chico State head coach Keith Thomas. This is the strongest field we've ever had and we're looking forward to some really great golf. Any golf fans out there should really come out and see the outstanding golf that is going to be played.

Joining Hawaii-Hilo as tournament favorites will be No. 2 Western Washington, third-ranked UC San Diego, host Chico State, Cal State Bakersfield, and Florida Gulf Coast.

The 54-hole tournament kicks off with a shotgun start Monday morning at 8:30. After playing 36 holes Monday, the teams will reconvene Tuesday morning for the final round, which will begin at 7:30. The public is encouraged to attend.

Tournament Field
(Golfstat rankings in parenthesis)
Hawaii-Hilo (1), Western Washington University (2), UC San Diego (3), St. Martin's College (4), Cal State Stanislaus (5), CSU Monterey Bay (6), Montana State-Billings (11), Chico State (12), Sonoma State (28), University of Colorado Springs (37), Cal State Bakersfield (nr), Florida Gulf Coast (nr).

09/29/04
Wildcats finish 9th in Washington
BELLINGHAM, WA – The rainy northwest was a depressing place for the Chico State men's golf team this week. The Wildcats scrambled to a ninth-place finish in the 11-team field at the Western Washington University Invitational.

Chris Massoletti's 1-over par 217 and freshman John Skelton's 2-over par 218 proved to be Chico State's top scores. Massoletti and Skelton finished 17th and 20th, respectively. Freshman Drew Sanchez carded a 223, David Derwin a 227, and Nick Green a 235.

09/18/04
Chico State golfers finish 17th at Gold Rush
CALIMESA, CA – The Chico State men's golf team jumped one spot and finished 17th at 35-over par in the 30-team field at the Gold Rush Invitational hosted by UCLA Saturday. Chris Massoletti finished 15th at 2-under par for the tournament to lead Wildcat individuals.

John Skelton and Jess Stimack also had good showing in the Division I-heavy field by finishing tied for 59th and tied for 79th, respectively.

09/17/04
Chico State golfers 18th after first day, Massoletti 7th
CALIMESA, CA – Chris Massoletti stands in 7th place at 4-under par among 174 competitors after the opening day of the first ever Gold Rush Golf Tournament hosted by UCLA. The tournament, held at the PGA of Southern California Legends and Championship courses, features 30 golf teams from all over the state. Massoletti is the top competitor among non-Division I golfers.

As a team, the Wildcats got off to a quick start, but struggled in the afternoon and wound up 24-over par and in 18th place.

That mirrored the day of John Skelton, who was 3-under after the first 18 holes, but ended the day 4-over par and in a tie for 64th. Jess Stimack finished the day 9-over, and Mitch Berg was 15-over.

The tournament concludes with 36 more holes Saturday. Those interested can get scoring updates on www.golfstat.com.

09/14/04
Wildcats open season in Los Angeles
The 2004-2005 season has arrived. The Wildcat men's golf team opens the season in Los Angeles at the UCLA Gold Rush, California Collegiate Golf Showcase. The inaugural event, presented by Taylor-Made Adidas Golf will be played at the PGA of Southern California, September 16-18.

The Gold Rush fills a much needed void in California collegiate golf and collegiate golf as a whole, creating the opportunity for Division I, II, III and NAIA schools to compete together. With 180 participants consisting of 30 teams and 30 individuals, the Gold Rush will showcase the finest players in California and be the largest collegiate event ever hosted.

The Wildcats will start Chris Massoletti, John Skelton, Art Golden III, Jess Stimack and Mitch Berg to open the season.

The second event of the fall for the men is the Western Washington Invitational. Winning last years NCAA West Regional at the Bellingham Country Club, the Wildcats are looking forward to returning to the same course. Starting for the Wildcats in Washington will be Chris Massoletti, John Skelton, Nick Green, David Derwin and Andrew Sanchez.