The State Hornet

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


Filed under Golf, Sports

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


Filed under Golf, Sports

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


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

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


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

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


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

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


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

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...

Women’s golf team readies with season on the horizon

Women’s golf team readies with season on the horizon

Thomas Frey

September 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

Winning the Big Sky Conference women’s golf tournament did more than bring back a trophy to Sacramento State — it brought along a sense of confidence and motivation to repeat as champions. The Hornets return four of their five starters from a year ago in senior Astha Madan, junior Julia Becker an...

Redemption: Hornets overcome last year’s painful finish to win Big Sky

Redemption: Hornets overcome last year’s painful finish to win Big Sky

Thomas Frey

May 8, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

The stain of last year’s finish at the Big Sky Championships has stuck with the Sacramento State men’s golf team for all year. The Hornets were up four strokes heading into the final round before Idaho improved its second round score by 18 strokes to shoot a tournament low of 271 in the third r...

Sac State women’s golf ends 10-year NCAA Regional drought

Sac State women’s golf ends 10-year NCAA Regional drought

Thomas Frey

May 8, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

For the first time since 2007 and in only the second time in school history, the Sacramento State women’s golf team won the Big Sky Championships to advance to an NCAA Regional. With a young roster, the Hornets had to overcome a rainy stretch in February that took away almost all of their practice...

Parents’ cancer drives 2-time Big Sky Golfer of the Year

Parents’ cancer drives 2-time Big Sky Golfer of the Year

Thomas Frey

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports

Just before his sophomore season was about to begin, it ended for the two-time Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Year as he learned that both of his parents had cancer.   Sacramento State men’s golf senior Aaron Beverly said it became hard to focus on school, friends or even his beloved pastime of...

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