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Cowgirls looking to repeat at the Trinity Forest Invitational

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Grreg Robertson, coach of the Cowgirl Golf Team looks down the green at Day 1 of the Cowgirl Classic at Karsten Creek on October 22, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State women’s golf team is beginning its spring season Monday in Dallas at the Trinity Forest Invitational, an event the Cowgirls won last season.

The Cowgirls will be travelling with Maja Stark, Lianna Bailey, Han-Hsuan Yu, Hailey Jones and Maddison Hinson-Tolchard for this event. Isabella Fierro is not in the Cowgirls lineup for this first event of the spring.

Yu and Hinson-Tolchard did not participate for the Cowgirls in the fall season, but will make their debut in the lineup. Hinson-Tolchard, a freshman from Australia, was not able to receive her visa in time to participate in the fall, and Yu opted out of the fall due to COVID-19.

“We’ve got those two who weren't here in the fall who are going to play for us in this first tournament,” coach Greg Robertson said. “Getting a chance to see them and, of course, Maja Stark, she really hasn't gotten a chance to play in too many tournaments in this first year and a half.”

Normally, the Cowgirls are travelling around the world to play their season, but the event in Dallas to begin the 2021 season is a homecoming for Jones, who is from the Dallas area.

Her trainer is also based out of Trinity Forest Golf Club, which is the ghost course for this tournament.

“This is the very first tournament we had last year, and we won the tournament,” Robertson said. “Three of the five that are travelling played in that tournament, so they know the course. We’ve had success there. I think it’s exciting for them to get down there.”

The field is filled with familiar Big 12 foes in Baylor, Kansas State,Texas and Texas Tech. BYU, Chattanooga, Memphis, Missouri State, Nebraska, SMU, Tulsa, UTSA and Washington wrap up the field.

“We had a good week of qualifying leading into the tournament, and what was good to see was that everybody came back prepared and ready to go,” Robertson said.

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