Sep 16, 2019

Bruins Lead After Day One At Cal State Intercollegiate

A Winning Tradition

  • 10 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; 2019-T-7th)
  • 10 Northwest Conference Champions (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019)
  • 10 Top 25 National Rankings (2010-7th; 2011-7th; 2012-7th; 2013-5th; 2014-10th; 2015-2nd; 2016-2nd; 2017-1st; 2018-1st; 2019-2nd)
  • 11 straight winning seasons (2009-18)
  • 75 tournament wins in program's 12 seasons
  • 18 All-Americans, 24 All-West Region players, 42 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
  • Four West Region Coach of the Year awards (2009-10, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19)
  • Six NWC Coach of the Year awards (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19)
  • Eight WGCA All-American Scholars, Three Academic All-District student-athletes
  • Eight Academic All-Americans 
 

VENTURA --- Day one of the Bruins' 2019-20 campaign is in the books and George Fox is in the lead after four of its women's golfers finished in the top five at the California State Intercollegiate match hosted by Cal Lutheran.

Recap

The Bruins played well as a whole, with all six participants finishing in the top 25 of a 54-player field. The field is comprised of seven NCAA DIII schools and a pair of NAIA opponents, and the tournament is being held at the Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura, with a day one distance of 5873 yards on a par-72 course.

Kayle Hunn leads the field after turning in a card of 69 (-3) and is in front of all competitors by two strokes. Hunn finished day one shooting even on par-threes, minus-one on the par-fours, and two under on par-five holes. She also ended the day with four birdies and made par on 13 holes.

Kaitlyn Tonai and Quincy Beyrouty trail Hunn by four strokes in a four-way tie for third place. Tonai tallied three birdies and 12 pars while shooting even or under on all but the par-fours, while Beyrouty made her collegiate debut with an eagle – the only eagle so far in the tourney - and three birdies.

Rachel Drgastin sits in a five-way tie for seventh after day one after shooting a 74 (+2) with three birdies and 11 pars. Just behind her, Nicolle Nitta is tied for 12th with a card of 75 (+3) in round one, including two birdies and 11 pars made.

Alex McMenamin rounds out the field for George Fox with a card of 79 (+7) on day one after making par on 12 holes.

What Happens Next

The Bruins finish the Intercollegiate tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 17, before returning to Newberg to prepare for the Rose City Collegiate Invite later this month.