Hit The Links With The Coaches!
Feb. 2, 2006
FRESNO, Calif.- Hit the links with the coaches!
The Fresno State athletics department is currently offering a fan experience prize package that gives two individuals the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a round of golf with Bulldog coaches Mike Watney and Angie Cates.
The auction winner and a guest will join the Bulldog coaches in a round of golf at one of Fresno's finest courses. Lessons (if necessary) and refreshments are also included in the prize package. The round of golf will take place between Feb.14-19 (Tue.-Sun.), with date and time based on availability of both parties.
Throughout his 27 years at Fresno State, Mike Watney has tutored 29 All-Americans. He has also produced a number of professionals that have gone on to play on the PGA Tour. Watney has led the Bulldogs to 12 conference championships, including six consecutive titles from 1986 through 1991. He has been given the honor of Coach of the Year more than 10 times.
Angie Cates, now in her second year at the helm of the women's golf program, was named the 2005 Coach of the Year in only her first season as a head golf coach. Under her watch, Fresno State was on the cusp of an NCAA berth in 2005. One of her golfers was named an honorable mention All-American. Prior to Fresno State, Cates worked as an associate producer for The Golf Channel before playing professionally on the Challenge and Future Tours.
Payment for the package must be received within 12-24 hours of the auction ending, due to the game date. Bidding for this prize package is scheduled to end Sun., Feb. 12.