Oct 07, 2017

Bruins Secure First Round Lead At Culturame 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
  • 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 

CANBY, Ore. --- The No. 2-ranked George Fox women's golf team played host to eight school Saturday in the opening round of the Culturame Classic held at Willamette Valley Country Club. The Bruins hold a 21 stroke advantage after 18-holes of play.


The Bruins were stellar in the opening round of the Culturame Classic with a team score of 305. George Fox placed all five golfers in the Top 10 with four golfers in the Top 5. Whitman is in second with a 326 team score, while Whitworth holds firm at third with a 334 team score.

Janelle Decker and Kristin Elich not only led the Bruins, but the field of 44 golfers with a 3-over-par 75 on the day. Iris Kawada is behind her teammates in third with a 5-over-par 77, and Tianna Brown sits tied for fourth with a 6-over-par 78. Rachel Drgastin is currently tied for ninth with a 9-over-par 81.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will look to close out the Culturame Classic Sunday, Oct. 8, with tee times going off in the afternoon.