SUGAR LAND – Just a week ago, Sofia Rodriguez had one of her toughest rounds in her two-year career at Tarleton. On Monday-Tuesday, she flipped the script and put together a top-20 effort at the HBU Women’s Intercollegiate.
Rodriguez scored +17 (233) at the Riverbend Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas, through three rounds to finish tied for 18th, her best place on the leaderboard since earning a tied-10th finish at the Lady Red Wolves Classic in mid-October.
As a team, Tarleton finished 11th at +96 (960).
Rodriguez shot 75-78-80 on the Par 72, 6,084-yard course. Mathilde Brogens shot +24 (240, 78-81-81) to finish tied-42nd. Angela Inocian was +27 (243, 80-80-83), placing tied-47th. Alejandra Cambronero shot +30 (246, 75-83-88) to place tied-56th. Bridgett Joeris was +38 (254, 78-88-88), tied-62nd.
The Texans were in great position after Round 1, with four sub-80 rounds from their five participants. Rodriguez and Cambronero each shot +3 (75) to be tied for seventh place. Rodriguez was -1 through her first 10 holes with birdies on the No. 1 Par 5 and No. 7 Par 3. Cambronero’s round was her best of the season, besting her +5 (76) at the Islanders Classic in February. She was even through five and just +1 through 11.
Rodriguez led the way in Round 2 alone this time at +6, with Inocian (+8) and Brogens (+9) not far behind.
Round 3 was more of a struggle for Tarleton. Rodriguez led the group at +8.
Overall, Tarleton finished with the tied-eighth most birdies as a team with 20, plus the eighth most pars with 138. They were tied-seventh on Par 5’s with an average score of 5.38.
This was the third of five spring tournaments Tarleton participates in this season. They’ll next play at the Cardinal Challenge, hosted by Lamar, on April 4-5 at the Beaumont Country Club. That will be their last tune-up before the WAC Championship on April 18-20.