Mar 05, 2019

Bruins Claim Fourth At Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout

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 

ALMEDA --- The No. 2-ranked George Fox women's golf team finished the final round of the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout on Tuesday, placing fourth out of 19 teams.


In a field of 19 teams that boasted 17 NCAA Division II institutions, the Bruins held their own on the final day of the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout. In fact, the Bruins beat their day-one team score of 309 by four strokes to shoot a 305-team score in the second round for a 614 final.

Cal State San Marcos came into the tournament with the highest Div. II ranking at No. 13 and CSSM did not disappoint with a first-place 589-team score.  No. 17 Academy of Art came in second with a 601-team score and No. 32 Sonoma State edged the Bruins for third place with a 611-team score.

As a team, the Bruins carded nine birdies and 50 pars in the second round of action. Alex McMenamin had the low-score on day two with a 73 to move inside the top-10 at tied for ninth with a 7-over-par 151.

Iris Kawada was right behind her in T-11th with a 75-77=152, while Kayle Hunn was the other Bruin inside the top-15 at T-15th with a 76-75=153. Rachel Drgastin shot a 78-80=158 to place T-37th and Janelle Decker carded a 78-81=159 to finish T-43rd. Kaitlyn Tonai competed as an individual for the Bruins and placed T-79th with an 86-84=170.

Megan Daleo of Sonoma State earned medalist honors out of the 104 golfers with a 2-under-par 142.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will play host to the George Fox Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona, on March 16-17.