SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Sacramento State golf coach Rene Mondine passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 73.
Mondine began his association with the Hornets as a student-athlete for the men's golf team in 1959. He won the Sacramento City Amateur title in 1961 and later won the Rancho Murieta Golf Club Championship twice, the Sacramento Golf Club Championship three times, the Bing Maloney Golf Club title twice, the Sacramento County Senior Amateur twice and placed third at the California State Senior Amateur in 1995.
After working as a tournament director for the LPGA and as a teaching pro, Mondine returned to Sacramento State as the men's golf coach in 1986. He added the responsibilities as the women's head coach with the program's inception in 1996. He held both positions until his retirement in July of 2004.
During his 17 years at Sacramento State, the Hornet men won the Big Sky Conference team title in 1996 and 1997, and added a second-place finish in 1998. Individually, six Hornets placed in the top five of the conference, including Robert Hamilton who was the Big Sky Tournament individual champion in 1996 and 1997. Mondine was also named Big Sky Coach of the Year in both 1996 and 1997.
The women's team has recorded two top-three Big Sky finishes and has also had three individuals finish in the top five.
Mondine was preceded in death by his wife Susan.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the East Lawn Memorial Chapel (4300 Folsom Blvd.).
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