Apr 08, 2017

Bruins In Top Spot At NWC Spring Classic

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 

BREMERTON, Wash. --- The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team holds a one stroke lead at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic Saturday, as the Bruins finished with a team score of 322 on Day One.

The top-ranked Bruins took on the Gold Mountain Golf Club against a field of eight teams in the NWC. The Bruins finished with a 322 to hold a one stroke lead over second place Whitman, who shot a 323 in the first round. Whitworth is 14 strokes back from the Bruins in third with a team score of 336.

Sydney Maluenda and Iris Kawada led the Bruins in the opening round with a 79 to both hold a firm grip at tied for second. Rachel Drgastin shot an 81 and is tied for sixth. Both Kristin Elich and Madison Perry are tied for ninth, as the pair signed an 83 on their scorecards.

Conditions were tough on the par 72, as teams had to battle rain and wind throughout the 18 holes of play.

Shiyang Fan of Whitman leads the field of 42 players by three strokes with a 76 on the card.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will look to go wire-to-wire Sunday, as they close out the NWC Spring Classic.