Apr 09, 2017

Bruins Win NWC Spring Classic By Two Strokes

A Winning Tradition

  • Eight NCAA D-III National Championship Tournaments (2010-8th; 2011-12th; 2012-7th; 2013-4th; 2014-9th; 2015-6th; 2016-T-3rd; 2017-2nd)
  • Eight Northwest Conference Champions (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017)
  • Eight Top 25 National Rankings (2010-7th; 2011-7th; 2012-7th; 2013-5th; 2014-10th; 2015 - 2nd; 2016-2nd; 2017-1st)
  • Nine straight winning seasons (2009-17)
  • 63 tournament wins in program's nine seasons
  • Overall record of 729-186-1 in program's nine seasons (.796)
  • 12 All-Americans, 18 All-West Region players, 32 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)
  • Eight 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 went wire-to-wire Sunday, as the Bruins came away with a first place finish at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic.

The Bruins had a nail biter all weekend, edging out Whitman by just one stroke in both rounds. The Bruins finished the tournament with a 322-318 – 640 to win the tournament by two strokes. Whitman finished the two days with a 323-319 – 642 to place second. Whitworth finished the podium in third place with a 336-343 – 679.

The Bruins had all four scoring players finish in the Top 10, while all five Bruins placed in the Top 15. Kristin Elich was the low finisher for the Bruins, taking second with an 83-72 – 155. Sydney Maluenda finished behind Elich at tied for fourth with a 79-81 – 160. Iris Kawada placed sixth individually, signing a 79-82 – 161. Rachel Drgastin shot an 81-84 – 165 to place 10th. Madison Perry completed the lineup with an 83-83 – 166 on her card.

The win gives the Bruins their seventh tournament win on the season, and their second NWC Tournament win. They previously won the NWC Fall Classic by 18 strokes.

Shiyang Fan of Whitman earned medalist honors with a 76-75 – 151 to win by four strokes.

Top 5 earned All-Tournament team, as Elich and Maluenda both earned a spot on the team. 

What Comes Next:
The Bruins play next in the Bruin Spring Challenge Saturday, April 15, at Willamette Valley Country Club.