The State Hornet

Men’s golf team in unfamiliar territory on the green

Sacramento State senior Wonje Choi, who transferred from San Diego State, competes in the Sacramento State Invitational on Monday, March 5, 2018. The Hornets will compete in the Big Sky Conference Championships from Friday to Sunday in Boulder City, Nevada.

Shaun Holkko

April 24, 2018

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

Sacramento State sophomore Sofie Babic competes in the Sacramento State Invitational on Monday, March 19, 2018. The Hornets finished in second place the Big Sky Conference Championships from Friday to Sunday in Boulder City, Nevada.

Thomas Frey

April 24, 2018

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

Sacramento State sophomore Sofie Babic averaged the lowest score on the team in the fall season and earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors on Sept. 20.

Thomas Frey

February 14, 2018

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

Sacramento State senior Wonje Choi, who transferred from San Diego State, is one of three seniors on the men’s golf team. Choi earned first team all-Big Sky Conference honors in the 2016-17 season.

Corina Gutierrez

February 14, 2018

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

Sacramento State sophomore Nishtha, left, and senior Astha Madan, right, helped lead the women's golf team to its first Big Sky Conference Championship since 2007.

Thomas Frey

October 31, 2017

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

Sacramento State sophomore Sofie Babic is one of four returning golfers for the Hornets that have helped lead the team to second, 13th, and first place finishes in three tournaments to start the year.

Thomas Frey

October 29, 2017

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

Sacramento State sophomore Sofie Babic is one of four returning golfers for the Hornets that have helped lead the team to second, 13th, and first place finishes in three tournaments to start the year.

Thomas Frey

September 13, 2017

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

Sacramento State senior Aaron Beverly won an individual title at the Big Sky Championships with a score of 73-70-72-215 to help the Hornets win the team championship on April 30 in Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Thomas Frey)

Thomas Frey

May 8, 2017

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

Sacramento State sophomore Sofie Babic is one of four returning golfers for the Hornets that have helped lead the team to second, 13th, and first place finishes in three tournaments to start the year.

Thomas Frey

May 8, 2017

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

Sacramento State senior Aaron Beverly was named the Big Sky Men's Golfer of the Year for the second straight season on April 25 and won the Big Sky Tournament Sunday as both an individual and a member of the team. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Thomas Frey

May 1, 2017

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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