Oct 13, 2019

Women's Golf Wins Sixth-Straight NWC Fall Classic

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 
 

WOODBURN, Ore. --- Senior Rachel Drgastin snagged her second individual crown of the season while the Bruins captured their sixth-straight NWC Fall Classic. Sunday's win marks the program's second successive tourney title of the 2019-20 season.

Recap

The Bruins put another stroke between them and the competition as they posted a combined 599 (294-305), winning by 40 strokes. Whitworth was second at 639 with Pacific Lutheran rounding out the top-three at 675.

Drgastin beat runner-up and teammate Kayle Hunn by two strokes with a two-round total of 148 (72-76). The senior completed the 36-hole effort with a final round that featured one birdie and 13 pars.

Hunn carded a two-day score of 150 (74-76) with a second-round performance that bumped her up to second place. The Californian matched Drgastan's game on day two but sunk two birdies on holes nine and 12.

Junior Alex McMenamin tied for fifth after shooting a 153 (72-81). Her final round saw a rough start, but eight pars and a late birdie on hole 17 kept her upfront.

Freshman Quincy Beyrouty was the only Bruin to shave strokes off her game, finishing seventh and shooting a 155 (82-73) over the 5,804-yard course. The rookie will look to carry this strong start into the back half of her debut season.

Also breaking into the top-ten was Kaitlyn Tonai, who rounded out Fox's efforts a stroke back at 156 (76-80).

What Comes Next

The Bruins take a winter hiatus before they try to capture their eighth-straight NWC Women's Golf Championship in the spring of 2020.