May 09, 2018

Bruins Move Up To Fifth After Second Day of NCAA Championship

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 

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS --- The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team bounced back in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tuesday, as the Bruins moved up three spots to take sole possession of fifth out of the 25 teams.


The Bruins fired off a 321 team score in the second round, which was five strokes better than the first round and the fourth-best score of the day.

No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the sole leader with a 311-317=628, No. 4 Williams College is in second with a 311-322=633, No. 3 New York University is in third with a 321-316=637, No. 10 Carnegie Mellon is fourth with a 321-318=639 and the Bruins shot a 326-321=647 to take fifth.

Kristin Elich and Iris Kawada are sitting tied for 15th after finishing the second day with a total score of 159. Elich led the Bruins on the second day with a 6-over-par 79 with two birdies on her scorecard. Kawada finished with an 80 and a team-best 13 pars on the day. Janelle Decker tied Elich with a 6-over-par 79 on the day and moved up 31 spots to T-50th with an 88-79=167. Kayle Hunn is T-37th after posting an 81-83=164 and Rachel Drgastin is T-78th with an 86-88=174.

Margaret Loncki of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Navika Kuchakulla of New York University are tied for first with a 6-over-par 152 total.  

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will look to have a successful moving day Thursday before the NCAA issues a 54-hole cut to the field after the third round.