May 17, 2019

Bruins Finish T-7th At NCAA Championship

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. 2-ranked George Fox women's golf team wrapped up its 10th straight appearance at the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship on Friday, as the Bruins finished tied for seventh out of 25 teams.

Recap:

The Bruins finished the four-day tournament with a 310-316-313-310=1249 team score. No. 3 New York University claimed the National Championship by five strokes with a 1217-team score. This marks the first National Championship by the NYU for the women's golf program. 

No. 6 Williams College finished in second with a 1222-team score, No. 10 Methodist placed third with a 1232-team score and No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps rounded out the podium in fourth with a 1233-team score.

Kayle Hunn had the strongest finish for the Bruins on the final day, moving up 10 spots to place T-18th. She shot a 79-80-76-75=310 to move up 27 total spots in the last two rounds. She carded three pars, one birdie, and four bogeys in her final round.

Janelle Decker placed T-31st with a 78-80-77-79=314, while Rachel Drgastin finished T-34th with a 79-75-82-79=315. Alex McMenamin signed a 77-81-78-81=317 to take T-41st and Iris Kawada jumped up eight spots to place T-47th. Kawada finished with a 76-83-83-77=319.

Cordelia Chan of Williams College pulled off the individual medalist honors with a 75-75-74-72=296 to win by one stroke.