Sep 25, 2018

Bruins Finish Second at 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 moved up one spot in the final round of the DIII National Preview Tuesday, as the Bruins shot a 308-308=616 to take second place out of 18 teams.


Grinnell College won the tournament with a 613 team score to edge the Bruins by two strokes. George Fox shot back-to-back 308's to move up one spot with a 616 team score. DePauw rounded out the podium with a 618.

Iris Kawada had the low round on the day, as the senior posted a 73 to move up 17 spots to finish tied for fifth. She shot a 79-73=152 to claim the largest movement on the day for the Bruins. Kayle Hunn also moved inside the top-10 with an eight-spot jump to take seventh. Hunn shot a 78-75=153 to finish behind Kawada. Rachel Drgastin finished with a 75-82=157 to place T-13th, while Janelle Decker signed a 76-83=159 to place T-18th. Alex McMenamin climbed 15 spots and move to T-28th with an 83-78=161. As for the Bruin individuals, Kaitlyn Tonai jumped up 15 spots to place T-37th with an 85-78=163, while Tianna Brown placed T-56th with an 84-85=169.

Larisa Luloff of DePauw University won medalist honors with a 74-73=147.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host the Culturame Classic in Canby, Oregon, Oct. 6-7 at Willamette Valley Country Club.