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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...

Sac State men’s golf team eyeing Big Sky Championships

Sac State men’s golf team eyeing Big Sky Championships

Thomas Frey

April 25, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

With the regular season over for the men’s golf team, Sacramento State has its sights on the Big Sky Championships Friday and the opportunity to receive an automatic bid to an NCAA Regional. However, the Hornets will have to get over their season finale ninth-place finish in the 14-team El Macero Classi...

Men’s golf team finishes fourth at Sacramento State Invitational

Men’s golf team finishes fourth at Sacramento State Invitational

Thomas Frey

March 7, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

The men’s golf team finished fourth out of 13 teams in the Sacramento State Invitational Monday and Tuesday at Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. Sac State, which won the invitational for two straight seasons prior to Tuesday, was without senior and eight-time Big Sky Golfer of the Week Aaron Bev...

Women’s golf team finishes first half of season on top

Women’s golf team finishes first half of season on top

Ryan Lewis

December 6, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s golf team closed its final tournament of 2016 with a first-place team finish in Hawaii on Nov. 3. The Hornets have competed in four tournaments through the first half of the season and have recorded three top-five finishes. These feats include fourth place (out of 10 t...

Men’s golf team meets midseason point, looks toward February

Men’s golf team meets midseason point, looks toward February

Noah Alvarez

December 5, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s golf team wrapped up its first half of the season with a 17th-place finish in the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Nov. 6. The Hornets competed in five golf tournaments this fall — placing in the top-five as a team a total of three ti...

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