Oct 21, 2018

Bruins Surge Back to Take First At The Confluence Health Classic

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 
 

WALLA WALLA --- The George Fox women's golf team came surging back in the final round of the Confluence Health Classic to win the event by six strokes, Sunday afternoon.

Recap:

The Bruins entered the final round down by two strokes after Whitman College held the day one lead with a 303-team score. The Bruins followed up their first-round 305-team score with a 306-team score to move up to the top spot. The Bruins finished the two-day tournament with a 305-306=611. Whitman finished in second with a 303-314=617, while Whitworth placed third with a 324-325=649.

Janelle Decker led the Bruins' charge with a 77-73=150 to finish fourth. Iris Kawada placed fifth with a 72-80=152, while Kayle Hunn cracked the top-10 at tied for seventh with a 77-77=154. Alex McMenamin shot a 79-77=156 to finish T-10th and Rachel Drgastin signed an 84-79=163 to place T-14th. As for the Bruin individuals, Kaitlyn Tonai led the group with a 73-76=149 to place tied for second. Nicolle Nitta finished tied for seventh with an 82-72=154 and Tianna Brown placed T-19th with an 85-82=167.

Shiyang Fan of Whitman College earned medalist honors with a 68-73=141.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will enjoy some well-deserved time off before they hit the links in the spring of 2019.