Texan Women’s Golf ready to put short game work into action at UTRGV Invitational


MCALLEN, Texas – Tarleton Women’s Golf has been working on two areas more than anything else since their last tournament – their short game and mental strength. After weeks of practice, they’ll see their efforts pay off shortly, with their second tournament of the spring scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at the UTRGV Invitational.

The tournament will be played in McAllen, Texas, at the McAllen Country Club, a Par 72, 6,003-yard course.

The Texans will play three rounds of tournament action Monday-Tuesday, not including their practice round Sunday afternoon to help them prepare.

We saw in the stats where we’ve been the weakest is our short game and putting, but mostly course management,” head coach Isabel Jimenez said. “We’re going to have a practice round and try to map out the golf course in a way where even if the winds are coming from different angles, we will still have a plan and play it how we want to in the actual round.”

The same five players are scheduled to participate in the UTRGV Invitational for Tarleton, in the same order as their first spring tournament, the Islander Classic. Mathilde Brogens enters as the No. 1, Sofia Rodriguez as No. 2, Alejandra Cambronero at No. 3, Angela Inocian at No. 4, and Bridgett Joeris at No. 5.

In that first tournament, Brogens led the purple and white at +16, finishing tied-24th. Rodriguez was just a stroke behind her at +17, finishing tied-30th.

Cambronero had her best performance of the year, starting with a season-best round of +5 (76). For the tournament, she shot +20 (233), placing tied-42nd.

As a team, the Texans placed 12th at +87.

“I expect improvement,” Jimenez said. “I think they are also expecting that. We’ve been working this past few weeks on our short game and on the mental side. I’m definitely expecting better scores, like we always do, and we’ll try to do our best out there.”

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