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Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on March 17, 2020. Koga was +18 for the Big Sky Tournament but had a much-improved final round, shooting a 4-over 76 and helping the Hornets clinch the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Sac State women’s golf team ranked as 17th seed in NCAA regional tournament

Brandon Bailey May 10, 2021
Sac State women's golf has been ranked as the 17th seed in the upcoming NCAA regionals. “You want to get out in front, it’s hard to chase when you’re going against a good team,” said coach David Sutherland.
Sacramento State sophomore Ethan Davidson swings out of the sand on November 20, 2019 at Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. Davidson achieved the best individual score, and the Hornets took home first place at the Big Sky Championship.

Sac State men’s golf team wins Big Sky Tournament

Ian Edwards, Sports editor April 27, 2021
The Sacramento State men’s golf team wons the Big Sky Championship Tournament by 19 strokes. This is the first conference title since 2017 and the fourth in the program's history.
Casey Leebrick prepares for a shot on April 12, 2021 at El Macero Country Club. The Sacramento State men’s golf team gears up for Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Championship. Photo by Bob Solorio. Graphic by Diego Tejeda.

Sac State men’s golf team leads after first round of Big Sky Tournament

Diego Tejeda April 26, 2021
As the Big Sky Conference gets underway Sac State’s men’s golf team takes things one putt at a time.
Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on March 17, 2020. Koga was +18 for the Big Sky Tournament but had a much-improved final round, shooting a 4-over 76 and helping the Hornets clinch the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Sac State women’s golf wins Big Sky tournament

Max Connor April 21, 2021
The Sac State women’s golf team won the Big Sky Tournament by five strokes on Wednesday. Sophomore Tess Blair led the way for the Hornets with a total score of -1 and was the only player to shoot under par for the tournament.
Freshman golfer Jennifer Koga poses for a photo at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Koga tied for fifth at the Gunrock Invitational after scoring a 68.

Swinging in the right direction: Sac State freshman golfer shines early

Brandon Bailey March 30, 2021
Sac State freshman golfer Jennifer Koga continues to shine early, finishing in top five individually in the last three tournaments.
Sac State student-athletes Michael Birch, Sofie Babic and Ryan Walstad. After the cancellation of their seasons, all three senior athletes were left with unknowns about their future. Photos of Birch and Babic courtesy of Hornet Athletics.

Sac State athletes torn between returning and moving on following NCAA’s eligibility relief announcement

Jason Gallardo May 4, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department announced in March that all spring sports would be canceled for the remainder of the academic year due to COVID-19, leaving many seniors deprived of competing...

Sac State sophomore golfer Ethan Davidson works on hits out of the sand trap at Valley Hi Country Club. Davidson was named an All-Big Sky honorable mention following his freshman season.

Sac State sophomore golfer attributes growth as player to his mental game

Nijzel Dotson December 9, 2019

Sophomore golfer Ethan Davidson grew up in Southern California but knew after his first visit with Sacramento State’s men’s golf team that he was meant to be a Hornet. Davidson, who hails from the...

Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce. Both of these State Hornet editors participated in sports they felt had lower profiles in high school.

SPORTS PODCAST: Stories of underrepresented sports

Shaun Holkko, Robbie Pierce, and Will Coburn December 5, 2019

Golf and cross country might not draw the largest crowds but they’re still fairly popular sports. Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce go over what it was like to play sports that...

Sac State senior golfer Nishtha Madan practices putting at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, California. She's intent to improve her 71.9 average.

Senior golfer emerges from sister’s shadow to lead Sac State women’s team

Regina Reddick December 4, 2019

Nishtha Madan followed the path that her sister Astha Madan blazed for her, leaving India to join her older sister on the Sacramento State women’s golf team.   Astha Madan was entering her junior...

Sacramento State's Sofie Babic competes in the Sacramento State Invitational on Monday, March 19, 2018. Babic spoke to The State Hornet about the Women's Golf Team's Big Sky Conference victory.

Q&A with Sac State women’s golfer Sofie Babic

Shiavon Chatman May 6, 2019

For the second time in three seasons, the Sacramento State women’s golf team won the Big Sky Conference championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The State Hornet sat down with team leader...

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