Courtesy: Jeri Thorpe, Athletic Media Relations
Emily Tubert’s amateur career continued to reach new heights with a pair of opportunities to represent the United States this year. Tubert helped Team USA win gold at The Spirit International in November. She played against future Razorback teammate Gabriela Lopez who competed for Team Mexico.
Tubert next took part in the 2012 Curtis Cup representing Team USA against Great Britain and Ireland. The competition took place in Nairn, Scotland. She teamed with Amy Anderson and the duo won their first day match. Tubert returned to the United States and reached the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in Neshanic Station, N.J. Exhausted after the Curtis Cup, she fell 2& 1 in a back and fourth match. Tubert’s summer continued at with a sponsor’s exemption at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Although she did not make the cut to the second round, her even par 71 gave her a fighting chance at Pinnacle Country Club.
Tubert enjoyed a summer of success before coming to Arkansas as a freshman in 2010. Her summer highlights include reaching the round of 32 at the 2010 USGA Women’s Amateur and a big win at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in South Bend, Ind., in late June. She worked her way through the match play tree winning her final match 3&2. Tubert followed up the next week with her first look at Blessings playing in the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions. Tubert was tied for the lead after the second round and finished second overall shooting 74-72-75-73=294 on her future home course. Tubert was a member of the winning Canon Cup West team in the summer of 2010 and was first at the Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship.
As A Sophomore (2011-12)
High expectations only fueled Emily Tubert’s sophomore season at Arkansas and the Burbank, Calif., native did not disappoint. Tubert picked up her second First-Team All-America, First-Team All-SEC and National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team honors in 2012. She paced the team to the program’s 10th NCAA Regional Championship and the team’s fifth NCAA Championship as a sophomore. Tubert led Arkansas with a 72.50 stroke average and shot 0.77 versus par in 2011-12. She had four rounds in the 60’s and 14 rounds of par or better. Tubert finished her season as the top-ranked player in the SEC and the second-ranked collegiate player in the country as a sophomore.
Tubert competed in all but one event for Arkansas in 2011-12, missing the final fall event to take part in The Spirit International. She opened the fall with a tie for 16th then a tie for 15th at the Mason Rudolph and Tar Heel Invitationals, respectively, then vaulted up the leaderboard to a tie for seventh at the Mercedes-Benz. Tubert opened the spring with a bang and a tie for second at the Lady Puerto Rico Invitational, the first of five top five finishes in 2012.
As A Freshman (2010-11)
Tubert wasted no time in making her name known on the collegiate golf scene during her freshman campaign. Tubert won three tournaments, had nine top 10 finishes, earned All-Southeastern Conference and All-America honors while also finding a spot on the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team. Not bad for someone who had only been playing golf for six years.
Tubert opened her college career with a win at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic firing a 211 (69-72-70). She followed up with a runner-up finish at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate with a 219 (74-73-72) before winning again at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. Tubert stunned the field in Vegas shooting an 11-under 205 (63-68-74). Her three-day total is the school record as is her first round 63. Tubert’s mark of 11-under 205 is the lowest collegiate round in recent NCAA history.
With the spring season underway, Tubert tied for third at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a 216 (76-71-69) and had sole possession of third the following week at the LSU Invitational shooting 219 (78-70-71). Those events served as a warm-up for her third win of the year at the MountainView Collegiate shooting 207 (68-72-67), tying the second-best three-round total in school history. Tubert then went on to tie for fourth-place at the SEC Championship with a 215 (69-72-74) in Auburn, followed by a tie for third at her first-ever NCAA Regional Championship with a 219 (75-69-75). Tubert finished tied for 19th in her first-ever NCAA Championship becoming the lowest finishing Razorback freshman at the event. She shot 294 (76-73-71-74) tying the fourth-best score over four rounds in program history.
Tubert led the team in scoring average with a 72.16 mark, and was the top-ranked freshman in the SEC earning both SEC First-Team as well as SEC Co-Freshman of the Year honors. She finished the season in the top five in every single-season statistical category and in nearly all of the career categories at Arkansas. She holds school records for rounds played (tied with 37), low round (63), low round versus par (63), low 36 hole total (131) and low 54 hole total (205).
Prior to Arkansas
Tubert joins the Razorbacks from Burbank, Calif., where she was a three-year team captain at John Burroughs High. While competing for her high school, Tubert earned four MVP honors, is a two-time Pacific League Champion, earned All-Area Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, Player of the Decade in 2009, was an All-Area First-Team in 2007, All-Area Second Team in 2006, reached the CIF Finals all four years and the State prelims in 2007 and 2009.
In addition to high school golf, Turbert’s career included 14 top 10 finishes in AJGA tournaments. She is a three-time Junior All-American (AJGA Rolex First-Team in 2010, AJGA HP Scholastic in 2009 and AJGA Rolex in 2008). Turbert added the CIF SS 2009 crown to her resume winning the event the day after she signed. Tubert’s other interests include AJGA Youth Leadership Club, Girls Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity. She is a participant in the California Scholarship Federation, tutoring middle school math students and she has worked on the Burbank City Rose Float. Tubert was Prom Queen and the quarterback of the winning powderpuff football team as a senior.
Tubert is one of two daughters of Marcelo and Lori Tubert. Father, Marcelo, was born in Argentina, and Tubert has a younger sister, Sarah, who plays volleyball for the USA National Deaf Women’s Volleyball Team. She is studying kinesiology, sports and/or nutrition at Arkansas.
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