Sep 30, 2019

Bruins Rank Eighth After Day One of the Rose City Collegiate

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 
 

AURORA, Ore. --- The George Fox women's golf team made history as it teed off the 2019 Rose City Collegiate on Monday morning. The Bruins became the first Northwest Conference team to be included in an NCAA Division I event. The Bruins sit in eighth heading into the third round.

Recap:

Hosted by Portland State at the par 72, 6,146-yard Langdon Farms Golf Club, the Bruins sit two strokes out of seventh place behind Omaha after shooting a 615 through the first two rounds of play. CSU Fullerton tops the field with a nine-over 585.

The Bruins were led by junior Kayle Hunn, placing T13 overall and shooting 154 (+7) across the two rounds. Her best score came in the first round as she shot three-over for a 75.

Alex McMenamin stayed consistent through day one with a 77 in each of the two rounds and finished T31 with a 154. Rachel Drgastin wasn't far behind finishing T35. The senior shaved five strokes off her game in the second round to card a 155 (80-75).

Nicolle Nitta showed incredible improvement on the day, opening with an 84 and improving to a 76 in the second round for a T52 standing and a card of 160.

Kaitlyn Tonai finished a stroke behind Nitta at 161 (79-82) and tied for 54th to complete the Bruins' day one performance.

Tianna Brown and Avery Kageyama each entered as individuals. Brown finished the first two rounds with cards of 84 and 77 to finish at 161 (+17) after the first day, while Kageyama carded a 169 (+25) after two rounds of play.

What Comes Next:

The final day of Rose City Collegiate play resumes tomorrow morning. The Bruins are then off to the Culturame Classic at Willamette Valley Country Club.