2005-06 Season Archive

2005-06 Meet-by-Meet results (PDF)

Wildcats struggle on final day of Regional Championship
PHOENIX, Ariz. - With three players in contention for top-10 finishes entering the final round of the NCAA Division II West Regional Golf Championship at the Legacy Golf Resort, the Chico State men's golf team was ecstatic. However, Sanchez, just 1-over par through 36 holes, carded a 7-over 78 Wednesday to fall from eighth place into a tie for 21st. Viboch fired a 74 and wound up in a tie for 18th place. Nick Green carded a 79 to finish in a tie for 30th.

The rounds were the worst of the week for all three players.

Cal State Bakersfield held off four hard-chargning teams for the team title at 13-over par. St. Martin's University (+14) put together the best round of the tournament Wednesday, a 7-under par 277, to slip into second. Grand Canyon (+15) finished third, followed by Cal State Stanislaus (+16), and Cal State San Bernardino (+17).

Men's golf trio holding its own against region's finest
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Andrew Sanchez is tied for eighth place heading into Wednesday’s final round of the NCAA Division II West Regional Golf Championship. Sanchez carded a 3-over par 73 in Tuesday’s second round. He trails tournament leader Shane Prante of St. Martin’s by five strokes. The top two finishers not part of the top two teams in the tournament will earn a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament May 16-19 in Daniels, West Virginia.

Sanchez’s two teammates, Brett Viboch and Nick Green, are also playing well. Viboch, 1-over on the day and 3-over for the tournament, is tied for 17th place heading into the final round. Green is tied for 20th at 4-over par after carding a 1-over par 71 Tuesday.

Sanchez, Viboch, and Green have a chance to become just the second trio in Chico State history to finish among the region’s top 20 in the same season. In 2004, Chico State golfers finished 2nd, 4th, and 13th in what was the best 1-2-3 regional finish in Wildcats golf history.

Three Wildcats headed to West Regional
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For the first time since the program was re-established in 1999 the o State men’s golf team did not earn a berth in the NCAA West Regional field announced Monday. There was a silver lining to that cloud, however. Wildcats Andrew Sanchez, Nick Green, and Brett Viboch will all be traveling to Phoenix, Arizona May 1-3, to participate as individuals. They were three of five individuals selected to participate from teams that did not qualify for the regional.

Sanchez has been Chico State’s most consistent golfer all season. He has four top-20 finishes and three top 10’s to his credit, including a fifth-place finish at the Butte Creek Invitational. He leads the team with a stroke average of 75.0. Green played perhaps his best golf of the season at last week’s CCAA Championship Tournament where he moved into 10th place with the best score of the final round, a 71. It was his third top-20 finish of the season. Viboch put himself on the radar with an opening-round 66 at the Western Washington Invitational early in the season. He has two top-20 finishes and one top-10 finish on the season.

Teams representing the West include:

1. Cal State Bakersfield (CCAA Champion)
2. Western Washington
3. Cal State Stanislaus (CCAA)
4. Sonoma State (CCAA)
5. St. Martin's
6. Grand Canyon
7. Cal State San Bernardino (CCAA)
8. Hawaii-Hilo

The top two teams and top individual from each region will advance to the national championship tournament in West Virginia.      

Wildcats finish fifth at CCAA Championship
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Cal State Bakersfield showed its resolve on the final day of the 2006 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Golf Championship as it erased an 11-stroke deficit to edge provisional member CSU Monterey Bay for a fifth straight league championship. Chico State carded the second best round of the day and the third lowest round of the tournament, a 289, but had to settle for fifth place. The Wildcats finished two strokes behind fourth-place Sonoma State and nine strokes behind Bakersfield.

Led by individual medalist Brady Baguio, the Roadrunners completed the three-round competition at Hunter Ranch Golf Course 17-over par, two shots better than CSUMB. Baguio, a freshman, shot 1-under (71) in the final round to tie CSU Monterey Bay's Ricky Stockton, who entered the day with a two-shot lead. Baugio prevailed with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.

Greg Marsky carded a 73 to finish two-over par and lead the Wildcats with a seventh-place finish. Nick Green was one of five players to card Tuesday’s best score of 71 and vaulted from 18th place to 10th at 5-over par. Kevin Reilly carded a 72 Tuesday to move up to 19th place at 10-over par, Chris Hall tied for 21st at 11-over par, and Andrew Sanchez carded a 73 to move up to 27th place at 15-over par.

After the tournament, the All-CCAA Team was announced. Sanchez was the only Chico State player named to the 10-member team.

Wildcats in sixth place after opening rounds of CCAA Championship
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Likely in need of a tournament title to advance to the NCAA Championships for the fifth straight year, the Chico State men’s golf team stands in sixth place through two rounds of the 2006 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Golf Championship, held at Hunter Ranch Golf Course and hosted by UC San Diego.

Greg Marsky carded a first-round score of 73 and second round of 72 to move into a tie for seventh place in the individual standings, but no other Chico State player was in the top 15 through the first two rounds. Nick Green (74-76-150) is tied for 18th, Chris Hall (74-79-153) is tied for 22nd, Kevin Reilly (80-74-154) is tied for 25th, and Andrew Sanchez (80-78-156) is in 31st place.

Chico State’s two-round total was 601, 18 strokes behind tournament-leader Cal State Monterey Bay (583). Sonoma State trails the Otters by two strokes. The Otters’ top player, Ricky Stockton leads the race for individual medalist honors at 4-under par. Sonoma State’s Kyle Hopkins is currently one shot back.

Final round action takes place Tuesday. The tournament champion automatically qualifies for the NCAA Division II Championship West Regional, to be contested May 1-3 in Phoenix, Arizona.   

Wildcats finish tenth at Buzzini
The Chico State men’s golf team finished tenth out of 19 teams at the 33rd Annual Buzzini/Stanislaus Invitational at the Turlock Golf and Country Club. Despite windy and wet conditions, the field completed the 54-hole tournament Monday and Tuesday.

The host Stanislaus Warriors (287-293-298-878) won the tournament by 18 strokes over Cal State Bakersfield (292-298-306-896). Bakersfield’s D.J. Fernando (70-71-75-216) took top individual honors beating out Ryan Thornberry and Matt Hollinsead, both from Stanislaus, by just one stroke.

Chris Hall (79-74-76-229) was Chico’s top finisher, tying for 29th in the field of 99 players. Nick Green (73-77-80-230, T35), Andrew Sanchez (75-71-84-230, T35), Kevin Reilly (76-80-75-231, T43), and Brett Viboch (78-78-85, T69) round out the Wildcat scoring.

Next up for the Wildcats is the CCAA Championship at Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles, April 17-18. Seven CCAA teams and provisional member CSU Monterey Bay will compete in the event. Chico enters the tournament ranked No. 31 in the latest Golfstat rankings. Three CCAA teams are among the top ten in Division II golf: No. 2 Cal State Bakersfield, No. 6 Cal State Stanislaus, and No. 9 Sonoma State.

Wildcats finish in 12th place after final round cancelled
BOULDER, Colo. - The Chico State men's golf team finished tied for 12th place at the Colorado-Stevinson Ranch Invitational after the final round of play were cancelled on Tuesday.

Nick Green (78-76-154), currently tied for 38th, is the Wildcats (309-315-624) top player after the first 36 holes.

Host University of Colorado-Boulder (298-298-596) leads the tournament by a stroke over Kansas State (295-302-597). Daniel Mitchell (70-74-144) from Oklahoma City University is the current leader by one stroke.

Other Wildcats in the field of 77 players
T 38 Nick Green 78 - 76- 154
T 47 Brett Viboch 74 - 83- 157
T 47 Mitch Berg 75 - 82- 157
T 61 Kevin Reilly 83 - 77- 160
67 Chris Hall 82 - 80- 162

Chico State finishes in eighth place
SAN DIEGO - The Chico State men's golf team finished eighth at the 56th SoCal Intercollegiate Championship held at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano.

Sonoma State won the tournament, beating runner-up Cal State Bakersfield by eight strokes. Sonoma's Kyle Hopkins took top individual honors posting 70-70-71 for a 211.

8 CSU-Chico 302 - 300 - 307 - 909
T 14 Brett Viboch 70 - 78 - 74 - 222
T 31 Andrew Sanchez 76 - 77 - 76 - 229
T 35 Jeffrey Fowler 77 - 73 - 81 - 231
39 Nick Green 82 - 74 - 76 - 232
T 53 David Derwin 79 - 76 - 82 - 237

Chico State tied for sixth after opening day of play
SAN DIEGO - The Chico State men's golf team is tied for sixth place after the opening two rounds on the first day of play at the 56th SoCal Intercollegiate Championship in San Diego.

Cal State Bakersfield is in the lead with a team score of 581, followed by Sonoma State at 582.

T6 Chico State 302- 300- 602
T15 Brett Viboch 70- 78- 148
T26 Jeffrey Fowler 77- 73- 150
T33 Andrew Sanchez 76- 77- 153
T41 David Derwin 79- 76- 155
T43 Nick Green 82- 74- 156

Wildcats finish ninth in first tournament of the spring season
BAKERSFIELD - The Chico State men's golf team tied for ninth out of the field of 15 teams at the Cal State Bakersfield Spring Invitational held at Seven Oaks Country Club.

CCAA teams took three of the top four spots. The host Roadrunners (311-290-601) won the 36-hole tournament by 13 strokes over Cal State San Bernardino (310-304-614). Sonoma State (324-294-618) finished fourth, one shot behind third-place Western Washington (326-291-617).

Nick Bell (75-72-147) from Cal State Monterey Bay won the individual honor, beating Bakersfield's Chris Killmer (74-75-149) by two strokes.

T9 Chico State (326-301-627)
T19 Andrew Sanchez (81-74- 155)
T19 Nick Green (81-74-155)
T38 Brett Viboch (82-76-158)
T59 David Derwin (85-77-162)
T63 Chris Hall (82-81-163)

Wildcats finish sixth in Hawaii
MAUNA LANI, Hi. - The Chico State men's golf team couldn't overcome a opening round score of 307 and eventually finished sixth out of nine teams at the Inaugural Mauna Lani Intercollegiate.

The Wildcats (307-291-286) ended the tournament 23 strokes off the pace set by winner and CCAA opponent Cal State Stanislaus (292-286-283-861). Another CCAA member, Sonoma State (294-284-289-867), took second.

Andrew Sanchez (73-71-71-215) was the top Wildcat finisher, tying for eighth place in the 54-hole tournament. He trailed the leader, Tim Feenstra of Western Washington (68-72-70-210), by five strokes.

Rounding out the Wildcat golfers were Danny Clayton (77-73-71-221, 18th), Kevin Reilly (77-72-73-222, 19th), Greg Marskey (83-75-71-229, T25th), and Nick Green (80-76-77-233, T33rd).

UCLA wins Wells Fargo Invitational
Chico State finishes ninth
CHICO - UCLA shot the low round of the day, 290, to came from three stokes down to win the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational by six strokes. The 54-hole event was played over the last two days at Butte Creek Country Club.

Cal State Bakersfield, which held a three-shot lead entering the final round, shot a 299 today to drop into second place.

With a final round 294, Cal State Stanislaus held onto third place, finishing nine shots behind the leader.

Host Chico State shot 300 today to drop from seventh place into ninth place.

Individually, Stanislaus' Ryan Thornberry shot a final round 71 to finish at six under and win the tournament by four strokes. UCLA's Craig Leslie, Mike Prescott of Notre Dame de Namur, and Sonoma State's Jared Todd all tied for second at two under par.

Chico Players
9 - Chico State, 302 - 298 - 300 - 900
T 5 - Andrew Sanchez, 71 - 73 - 72 - 216
T 32 - Nick Green, 77 - 73 - 76 - 226
T 37 - Greg Marskey, 77 - 72 - 80 - 229
T 46 - Mitch Berg, 77 - 81 - 74 - 232
T 56 - Brett Viboch, 78 - 80 - 78 - 236

Chico State second squad
12 - Chico State B, 306 - 319 - 307 - 932
T 37 - Kevin Reilly, 73 - 81 - 75 - 229
T 43 - Danny Clayton, 76 - 78 - 77 - 231
T 54 - Chris Hall, 75 - 80 - 79 - 234
T 60 - Taylor Wallace, 82 - 80 - 76 - 238

Chico State tied for seventh after opening two rounds of Wells Fargo Invitational
CHICO, Calif. - Cal State Bakersfield (287-286-573) leads UCLA (291-285-576) by three strokes after the first two rounds of the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational taking place at Butte Creek Country Club today and Tuesday.

Chico State shot 302 in the first round to land in seventh place and bettered its effort in the second round, shooting 298, but was unable to budge in the standings.

Chico players
T7 - Chico State, 302 - 298 - 600
T7 - Andrew Sanchez, 71 - 73 - 144
T24 - Greg Marskey, 77 - 72 - 149
T30 - Nick Green, 77 - 73 - 150
T58 - Brett Viboch, 78 - 80 - 158
T58 - Mitch Berg, 77 - 81 - 158

A second squad from Chico State had the opportunity to compete in its own tournament.
12 - Chico State B, 306 - 319 - 625
T42 - Danny Clayton, 76 - 78 - 154
T42 - Kevin Reilly, 73 - 81 - 154
T47 - Chris Hall, 75 - 80 - 155
63 - Taylor Wallace, 82 - 80 - 162

The final round begins tomorrow with tee times beginning at 7:45 a.m. from holes one and ten.

Chico State golf to host Wells Fargo Invitational
CHICO, Calif. - Some of the top Division II men's golf programs in the nation, and Division I powerhouse UCLA, will gather in Chico on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11, for the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club. The field includes the Division I Bruins and seven of the top 30 Division II teams in the nation.

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

“This is obviously a phenomenal field, starting with UCLA, (defending champion) Bakersfield, Stanislaus, and (St. Martin’s’) Shane Prante, the top-ranked Division II player in the nation,” said Wildcats Head Coach Keith Thomas. “This is going to be a great golf tournament. We’re very proud to be hosting it.”

Joining UCLA, Bakersfield, and Cal State Stanislaus as tournament favorites will be the hosts, 25th-ranked Chico State, Sonoma State, Hawaii-Hilo, and Grand Canyon.

Tournament Field
(Golfstat rankings in parenthesis)
UCLA (not ranked, Division I) Cal State Bakersfield (8), Cal State Stanislaus (9), St. Martin's College (15), Sonoma State (16), Chico State (25), Hawaii-Hilo (27), Grand Canyon (30), UC San Diego (nr), CSU Monterey Bay (nr), Notre Dame de Namur (17, NAIA).

Wildcats tie for fifth at Western Washington Tourney
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The Chico State men's golf team shot a final round 297 to finish tied for fifth at the Viking Invitational hosted by Western Washington University at Bellingham Country Club.

Western Washington (293-275-289-857) won the 54-hole tournament by six shots. The Wildcats (291-293-297-881) finished 24 strokes back, tied with CCAA member Sonoma State. Other CCAA schools, Cal State Bakersfield (863) and Cal State Stanislaus (866) finished second and third, respectively.

Wildcats Brett Viboch (66-72-79-217) and Andrew Sanchez (73-72-72-217) tied for 10th overall. Mitch Berg (77-75-72-224) finished tied for 36th, Greg Marshkey (75-79-74-228) tied for 53rd and Danny Clayton (78-74-80-232) rounded out the Chico State scoring in 67th place.

The Wildcats host their only tournament of the season Oct. 10-11 at Butte Creek Country Club.

Wildcats in fourth after first day
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Brett Viboch shot rounds of 66-72 to lead Chico State into fourth place after the first two rounds of the Viking Invitational in Bellingham, Wash.

The Wildcats' 584 total is 16 higher than host Western Washington, which leads with 568. Cal State Bakersfield is second with 574 and Cal State Stanislaus is third with 579.

Viboch is just one shot behind tri-leaders Sean Packer of Western Washington, Chris Kilmer of Cal State Bakersfield and Shane Prante of St. Martin's. He shot the best score of the morning round. Chico State's Andrew Sanchez is tied for 12th after rounds of 73-72.

The tournament is being played at the 6,523-yard, par-72 Bellingham Golf and Country Club course. The final round is today.

Wildcats finish seventh in opening tournament
LACEY, Wash. – Freshmen Greg Marskey finished tied for 12th to lead the Chico State men's golf team with a three-round score of 222, but the Wildcats finished seventh at the nine-team St. Martin's Invitational in Lacey, Wash.

After back-to-back rounds of 73, Marskey closed the tournament with a 5-over 76, as Chico State finished 38 shots behind winner Western Washington University, which had the second, third and fourth place individual finishers.

St. Martin's Shane Prante fired a 5-under 66 to win the tournament by 10 strokes with a three-round total of 199.

Team Scores
1 Western Washington 298 287 276 860
2 St. Martin's Univ. 286 296 284 866
3 CSU-Bakersfield 293 292 291 876
4 Hawaii-Hilo 296 305 293 894
5 Sonoma State 295 296 305 896
Grand Canyon Univ. 304 296 296 896
7 Chico State 305 299 294 898
8 Whitworth College 306 300 304 910
9 Northwest Nazarene 332 324 313 969

Chico Golfers
T 12 Greg Marskey 73 73 76 222
T 21 Brett Viboch 77 77 71 225
T 23 Mitch Berg 77 76 73 226
T 29 Danny Clayton 80 75 74 229
T 37 Andrew Sanchez 78 75 79 232

Wildcats in seventh place after two rounds
Marskey's 73 leaves him in tie for sixth
LACEY, Wash. – The Chico State men’s golf team improved by six strokes in the second round of the St. Martin’s Invitational Friday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they still did not improve their team standing and remain in seventh place.

Chico State fired a 299, paced by Greg Marskey’s 73. Andrew Sanchez and Danny Clayton carded 75s on the par-71 course. Mitch Berg shot a 76, and Brett Viboch notched a 77. The 299 leaves Chico State with a two-day total of 604, three shots behind sixth-place Hawaii-Hilo and four back of Grand Canyon.

Marskey is in a four-way tie for sixth place at four-over par. Sanchez and Berg are both tied for 25th at 11-over par. The tournament concludes Saturday with 18 holes.