Sep 24, 2017

Bruins Win Puget Sound Invitational In Big Way

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
  • 15 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)
  • 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
  • Six Academic All-Americans 

BREMERTON, Wash. --- The No. 2-ranked George Fox women's golf team continued its dominance Sunday, as the Bruins finished the Puget Sound Women's Invitational with a 41 stroke lead.


The win marks the largest margin of victory since the 2013-14 season when the Bruins won the Willamette Spring Thaw on April 12, 2014 by 50 strokes. The Bruins finished with a 619 team score, while Whitworth finished second with a 660 team score. Pacific Lutheran placed third with a 696 team score.

The Bruins enjoyed a 1-2-3 finish after the second round, as freshman Alexandria McMenamin earned medalist honors for the first time in her collegiate career. McMenamin won the Puget Sound Women's Invitational with a 74-78=152. Kristin Elich was two strokes behind McMenamin in second place with an 81-73=154, while Iris Kawada placed third with a 74-81=155.

Tianna Brown just finished outside the top 5 at tied for sixth with a 76-84=160. Rachel Drgastin shot an 83-82=165 to finish in eighth.

The Bruins played the first round at the Cascade Course (Par 71), and finished the tournament at the Olympic Course (Par 72).

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will host their next tournament at the Culturame Classic at the Willamette Valley Country Club Oct. 7-8.