May 10, 2018

Bruins Climb To Third At The NCAA Championship After The Third Round

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 --- Moving day was the quite the success for the No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team Thursday, as the Bruins jumped up two spots to place third out of the 25 teams.


The Bruins fired off the lowest single round of the tournament with a 305 team score. The previous best was set by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Williams College on the first day with a 311 team score.

No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is still in the lead after the third day, but the leaderboard has shaken up quite a bit with the Bruins chomping at the bit. CMS shot a 316 in the third round to bring their three day total to 944. No. 4 Williams College is in second with a 311-322-315=948 and the Bruins are four strokes back from Williams and eight strokes back from CMS with a 326-321-305=952.

The Bruins tied CMS for the most birdies on the day with 11. George Fox moved up to third in scoring on the par 3's and second in the par 4's and the par 5's.

All five Bruins moved up on the player leaderboard with low scores all around. Iris Kawada jumped up four spots to T-11th with a 79-80-77=236. Kristin Elich signed a 4-over-par 77 to record a 237 and move up two spots at T-13th. Kayle Hunn had the best day on the team, as the freshman shot an even-par 73 to climb 23 spots to join Elich at T-13th. Janelle Decker shot a 79 to bring her total to 246 and move up 14 spots for T-36th. Rachel Drgastin had the biggest jump on the team with 24 spots to place T-54th with a 77 and a 251 total.

Margaret Loncki of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps signed the individual lowest score in the tournament with a 1-under-par 72 for a total of 224 and a three-stroke lead over the field.

With the conclusion of the third round, the NCAA will issue a 54-hole cut and bring the field to down to the top 15 teams.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will have one final day to make any waves at the NCAA Championship with tee times going off in the afternoon.