Feb 24, 2018

Decker Earns Medalist Honors In Dual Match Against Corban

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 opened up its 2018 season with a dual match against Corban University at Langdon Farm Golf Course Saturday, as the Bruins won the dual match 305-357.


The cold didn't seem to bother the top-ranked Bruins as all six golfers went 1-6 in the standings. Janelle Decker recorded the low round out of the 12 golfers with a career-best 1-over-par 73. Iris Kawada was right behind her teammate in second with a 2-over-par 74, while Rachel Drgastin and Kayle Hunn finished tied for third with a 4-over-par 76. Hunn played her round as the lone individual for the Bruins.  Kristin Elich signed an 82 to place fifth and Tianna Brown finished with an 86 to place tied for sixth.

"Overall, this was a great first outing for the 2018 season," said head coach MaryJo McCloskey. "I'm very pleased considering how tough the course was playing and how chilly the conditions were. The last two groups finished the dark and played well. We will continue to improve before our next event."

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will start tournament play March 5-6 at the Cal State East Bay Invitational in Pleasanton, California.