Mar 19, 2017

Bruins Place Second at Westbrook Invitational

A Winning Tradition

  • Nine NCAA D-III National Championship Tournaments (2010-8th; 2011-12th; 2012-7th; 2013-4th; 2014-9th; 2015-6th; 2016-T-3rd; 2017-2nd; 2018 -3rd)
  • Nine Northwest Conference Champions (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018)
  • Nine Top 25 National Rankings (2010-7th; 2011-7th; 2012-7th; 2013-5th; 2014-10th; 2015 - 2nd; 2016-2nd; 2017-1st; 2018-1st)
  • 10 straight winning seasons (2009-18)
  • 70 tournament wins in program's 10 seasons
  • Overall record of 729-186-1 in program's nine seasons (.796)
  • 14 All-Americans, 21 All-West Region players, 37 All-Conference players
  • Two PING National Player of the Year (Kelsey Morrison, 2013; Sydney Maluenda, 2015)
  • One WGCA National Freshman of the Year (Sydney Maluenda, 2014)
  • Nine NWC Players of the Year
  • Three West Region Coach of the Year awards (2009-10, 2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Five NWC Coach of the Year awards (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17)
  • Six WGCA All-American Scholars, Three Academic All-District student-athletes
  • Five Academic All-Americans 

PEORIA, Ariz. --- The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team finished the George Fox Westbrook Invitational Sunday, as the Bruins came away with a second place finish out of six top-ranked teams.

The Bruins were sharper in the final round, as they shed two strokes from their first round for a final 304-302 – 606 team score. No. 5 Texas Tyler won the event with a 299-294 – 593 team score with three of its players in the Top 10. No. 14 University of St. Thomas completed the podium in third with a 319-292 -611 finish.

Sydney Maluenda was the top finisher for the Bruins with a scorecard showing 73-75 – 148 to place tied for third. Kristin Elich improved upon her standings from the first round with a 77-73 – 150 to take seventh. Rachel Drgastin was extremely consistent in the two days with a 76-76 – 152 to place T-10th. Madison Perry was also consistent with a 78-78 – 156 on the scorecard to finish T-20th. Iris Kawada shot an 80-82 – 162 to place T-26th, while Janelle Decker competed as an individual to place T-22nd with a 79-79 – 158.

Caroline Ordian of Redlands was tied with Stephanie Tutt of Texas Tyler with a 77-70 – 147, but won the tiebreaker on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors.

Ordian, Tutt, Katie Hicken (Texas Tyler), Maluenda, Emily Thul (St. Thomas) and Emilee Strausburg (Trinity) earned All-Tournament honors for their finishes.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins are set to tee it up next at the Ogio Bulldog Classic in Indio, California, at Indian Springs Golf Course March 27-28.