Apr 21, 2018

Bruins In Second After First Round of NWC Championships

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 

TACOMA --- The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team sits six strokes off of first place after Saturday's first round of the Northwest Conference Championships.  


Whitman holds the six-stroke lead on the field of nine teams with a team score of 311. The top-ranked Bruins are in second with a 317 team score and Whitworth is in third with a 332 team score.

Kristin Elich is one stroke back of the leader as she sits in second all by herself. Elich finished the first round with a 2-over-par 74. Kayle Hunn is in fifth with a 7-over-par 79 and Janelle Decker also finished inside the top-10 with a 9-over-par 81 to take tied for ninth.

Iris Kawada is T-14th with an 83 and Rachel Drgastin is T-20th with an 87.

Shiyang Fan of Whitman College is the first round leader with a 1-over-par 73.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will look to gain some ground against Whitman in the final round of the NWC Championships Sunday, April 22.