Sep 24, 2018

Bruins In Third After First Round of DIII National Preview

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 

HOUSTON --- The No. 3-ranked George Fox women's golf team teed it up at the DIII National Preview Monday, as the Bruins fired off a 308 team score to sit in third place out of 18 teams.  


In one of the biggest fall tournaments of the season, the Bruins took advantage of playing a course they have the potential of seeing in the spring. The DIII National Preview is held at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, which will also play host to the NCAA Division III National Championship on May 14-17.

Within the field of the 18 teams, eight of the teams are ranked inside the top-25 on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps enters the tournament ranked No. 1, George Fox is ranked at No. 3, Whitman College is ranked at No. 5, Carnegie Mellon is ranked at No. 7, Berry College is ranked at No. 10, DePauw is ranked at No. 11, Southwestern is ranked at No. 12 and Gustavus Adolphus is ranked at No. 24.

Rhodes College is the day one leader after firing off a team score of 305. Grinnell is right behind in second with a 306 and the Bruins are three strokes off of first place with a 308.

Rachel Drgastin led the Bruins on the day with a 75 and currently sits tied for third. Janelle Decker finished her round with a 76 and is tied for seventh, while Kayle Hunn also cracked the top-20 at T-15th with a 78. Iris Kawada rounded out the scoring for the Bruins with a 79 and sits at T-22nd. Alex McMenamin shot an 83 and is T-44th. As for the Bruin individuals, Tianna Brown is T-49th with an 84, while Kaitlyn Tonai is T-52nd with an 85.

Larisa Luloff of DePauw and Annie Hay of Redlands lead the field of 101 golfers with a 2-over-par 74.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will look to pounce in the final round Tuesday, Sept. 25, with an early morning tee time.