Power Up Profile: Sandra Miñarro


Sandra Angulo Miñarro’s passion for golf was initially sparked by an old set of clubs she found at her uncle’s office. “Nobody in my family played,” she says. “And coming from a middle-class household in Mexico, I wasn’t really encouraged to get involved in this elite sport.”

But through sheer talent and ambition, Miñarro persevered. She started playing daily alongside a senior caddy at a nearby club, and when her family saw her eagerness, they began to support her. “And there I was,” she says, “off to junior golf tournaments in the north of Mexico.”

Now competing in professional tournaments across North America, she’s gained a distinct competitive edge thanks to the DCM Power Up Bursary. Established in 2018, this annual award significantly boosts the careers of promising female golfers through financial assistance; increased player visibility; training and skill development; sponsorship coaching; and marketing and PR training. Driven by DCM’s commitment to support women’s professional development, the Bursary gives female golfers who are on the brink of LPGA Tour status greater opportunities to achieve success.

Miñarro has also participated in the DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. First established in 1987, the Championship has played host to some of golf’s most talented female players, including Lorie Kane, Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, and Jessica Shepley. DCM become the lead sponsor of this landmark women’s golf event in 2017.

Miñarro was 18 when she was offered a full golf scholarship at Campbell University in North Carolina. “My best finish there was 2nd place in a couple of events,” she says proudly. By the time she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 2011, she had firmly decided that she wanted to pursue a career in golf.

“Turning pro wasn’t an easy transition,” she says. She initially worked at Keith Hills, the home course of Campbell University, then later moved to Florida, where her older sister lives.

“My Visa P-1 doesn’t allow me to work in the U.S.,” she explains. “So I try to sign up for as many Pro Ams as I can to earn extra income. Most of my winnings go back to tournaments since I don’t have a sponsor.”

The Power Up Bursary is providing Miñarro with much-needed resources and financial support that will help her overcome the pressures that often limit the careers of female golfers. “I admire the support you’re providing to women’s golf,” she says.

We respect her tremendous work ethic, and are proud to support her on her LPGA journey.

See all the scores from the 2018 DCM PGA Women’s Championship.

Sandra’s championship results:

2018 Florida Women’s Open — 1st: 70-68-68

2018 DCM PGA Championship Canada — T2: 69-72

2018 Seaforth Classic — T5: 73-72

2018 Tennessee Women’s Open — T25: 75-75-74

2017 Florida Women’s Open — 6th: 70-71-75

2015-2017 Michigan Women’s Open — 4th, 7th, 11th

2016 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier — finished a medalist at Quail Ridge, FL — 70-67

2016 Florida Women’s Open — 4th

2015 IGPM Classic — 9th

2015 Suncoast Series, Timacuan — 2nd

2013 US Women’s Open Qualifier — Bear Lakes Country Club, West Palm Beach FL — 2nd alternate

2013 LPGA Q-School first stage — 17th

2011 qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

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