Mar 31, 2018

Bruins Win UCSC Invitational By 10 Strokes

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 
 

PACIFIC GROVE --- The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team won its sixth tournament of the season Saturday, as the Bruins won the UC Santa Cruz Invitational by 10 strokes.

Recap:

The Bruins finished the two-day tournament with a 309-307=616 to take down the field of nine teams. No. 11 Washington & Lee finished second with a team score of 626, while Biola University placed third with a team score of 642.

Kayle Hunn held on to her four-stroke lead from day one and finished with a 72-78=150 to earn medalist honors. This marks Hunn's first win as a Bruin in her career. Iris Kawada placed seventh with a 79-77=156, while Alexandria McMenamin finished inside the top-10 with an eighth-place finish as she shot a 79-79=158. Kristin Elich bounced back in the second round with a 73 to tie with Rachel Drgastin at T-10th. Elich shot an 86-73=159, while Drgastin signed a 79-80=159.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will jump back into Northwest Conference play with the NWC Spring Classic April 7-8 at the Hangman Valley Golf Course.