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

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 San Fernando Valley, said he’s been playing golf since he was 16 months old. His father Gary D...

SPORTS PODCAST: Stories of underrepresented sports

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 get less of the limelight in high school. Music: Rumble by Bensound.com ...

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

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 year at Sac State when her younger sister left India to join her. The two sisters had committed t...

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

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 Sofie Babic to talk to her about golf and her progression at Sac State. Babic, a native of Sweden, said she has been...

OPINION: Tiger Woods pulls off greatest comeback in sports history

OPINION: Tiger Woods pulls off greatest comeback in sports history

Aaron Jackson

April 14, 2019

Arguably the greatest golfer of all time, Tiger Woods, has pulled off the greatest comeback ever after winning the 2019 Masters Tournament Sunday. Woods, who was two shots back at the beginning of the final round, is now a five-time champion of the event. His other victories were in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 20...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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