Apr 14, 2019

Bruins Win NWC Spring Classic By 30 Strokes

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 
 

OLYMPIA --- The No. 3-ranked George Fox women's golf team cruised to victory on Sunday, as the Bruins won the Northwest Conference Spring Classic by 30 strokes at the Olympia Country & Golf Club.

Recap:

The Bruins weren't afraid of the tough conditions throughout the two-day tournament, as they fired off a 320-327=647-team score to edge the field of seven teams. No. 35 Whitman placed second with a 677-team score and No. 42 Whitworth finished third with a 706-team score to complete the podium.

This marks the Bruins fifth tournament win of the season and seventh NWC Spring Classic title in the program's history. The Bruins have now won two of the three conference events this season, as they won the NWC Fall Classic on Oct. 13-14.

Iris Kawada was able to hold off her teammates for first place to claim the individual title. Kawada shot a 75-81=156 to take the tournament by six strokes. This marks her first medalist honor on the season and her third in her career.

Alex McMenamin moved up two spots to finish as runner-up behind Kawada with an 81-81=162. Janelle Decker placed third with a 79-84=163. Kayle Hunn and Rachel Drgastin got in on the action, as they both were able to move up the leaderboard on the final day. Hunn moved up in a tie for fifth with an 85-82=167, while Drgastin climbed three spots to tie for eighth with an 87-83=170 on the card.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will compete next at the NWC Championships in Walla Walla, on April 27-28.