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Hornet captain Eric Olsem leads team after coming from community college

Hornet captain Eric Olsem leads team after coming from community college

Rudy Obstaculo

October 23, 2018


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Sacramento State junior golfer Eric Olsem stood over the ball, rehearsing his swing and looked down at his target, before executing the swing and hitting a piercing shot. Olsem comes from an athletic family with three brothers, all of whom played various sports, but were mainly competitive in baseba...

VIDEO: Eric Olsem Sac State men’s golf

Rudy Obstaculo

October 9, 2018


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Sacramento State men's golfer Eric Olsem talks about the differences between junior college and D1 and why he focused on just golf. RELATED: Team chemistry leads men’s golf into season

Women’s golf has slow opening to season despite returning starters

Women’s golf has slow opening to season despite returning starters

Jose Fabian

October 2, 2018


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The Sacramento State women’s golf team has yet to repeat last year’s success even with four of its five starters returning. The Hornets placed 12th as a team at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colorado which was held Sept. 24-25. The team also placed 11th at the Mary Fossum...

Team chemistry leads men’s golf into season

Team chemistry leads men’s golf into season

Steven Bryla

October 2, 2018


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The Sacramento State men’s golf team is off to a difficult start this season as they finished in a tie for 15th place in the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa held on Sept. 16-18. The third round of the tournament was cancelled and the course deemed unplayable due to heavy rain. I...

Men’s golf team in unfamiliar territory on the green

Men’s golf team in unfamiliar territory on the green

Shaun Holkko

April 24, 2018


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The Sacramento State men’s golf team has had a rough 2017-18 season but remains optimistic in its efforts to win the Big Sky Conference Championships this weekend. Sac State coach Kamden Brakel and seniors Zach Liberatore, Ash Patel and Wonje Choi lead a relatively new team with five underclassme...

Women’s golf team falls at Big Sky Championships

Women’s golf team falls at Big Sky Championships

Thomas Frey

April 24, 2018


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The Sacramento State women’s golf team entered the season as reigning Big Sky Conference champions with four of its five starters returning, but now it appears as if the season has come to an end. The Hornets set their sights on a repeat and everything was going according to plan throughout the ...

Defending Big Sky women’s golf champions wasted little time preparing for season

Defending Big Sky women’s golf champions wasted little time preparing for season

Thomas Frey

February 14, 2018


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Although it’s been nearly 3 1/2 months since the Sacramento State women’s golf team played its last round of golf in a competition, the Hornets — which were projected on Jan. 30 to win the Big Sky Conference for a second consecutive season on  — didn’t take much time off. While sophomo...

Men’s golf team boasts confidence entering spring season

Men’s golf team boasts confidence entering spring season

Corina Gutierrez

February 14, 2018


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Preparations for upcoming tournaments and the Big Sky Conference are in full swing for the Sacramento State men's golf program. Sac State — which will next compete in the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona on Feb. 25 — is projected to finish third in the Big Sky Tournament com...

Golf sisters thrive on the green since move from India

Golf sisters thrive on the green since move from India

Thomas Frey

October 31, 2017


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In 2010, sisters Astha and Nishtha Madan made it their goal to earn a college golf scholarship in the United States while at The Shri Ram School in Gurgaon, India. Astha, now a senior, was in ninth grade, and Nishtha, a sophomore, was in seventh grade. The sisters went directly to the golf course...

Returning women’s golfers keep last year’s success going

Returning women’s golfers keep last year’s success going

Thomas Frey

October 29, 2017


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The Sacramento State women’s golf team continued from where it left off a season ago after winning the Big Sky Conference and advancing to NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2007. The Hornets returned four of its five starters, and they aim to make it past regionals, sophomore Nishtha Madan...

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