FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas freshman Emily Tubert earned Southeastern Conference Women’s Co-Golfer of the Week honors the league office announced today.
Tubert, a freshman from Burbank, Calif., paced the No. 12 Razorbacks to a third-place showing at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., last week. Tubert won the event shooting a 207. The victory is the third in eight events for the freshman.
The honor is the second of the spring season for Tubert. Tennessee’s Erica Popson, a sophomore from Davenport, Fla., is the co-honoree.
"Emily is the complete package," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "She has great length and is one of the best putters I’ve ever coached. I’m not surprised by her success or that she has won three events this year. She was one of the most well-rounded players coming out of high school and our job has been to help her sharpen her skills. She continues to improve and there is no limit to how far she can go."
Tubert’s three-round score of 207 was five shots better than second place and was a two-stroke tournament record. Her final round 67 tied for the best individual round in tournament history and was the best round of the final day by three strokes.
This season, Tubert ranks 25th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and leads the team with a 72.0 stroke average. She also ranks first for low round, tied for seventh in first round scoring average, 30th in birdies and 31st in subpar strokes per round, according to Golfstat statistical comparison rankings.
The success of Tubert has helped the Razorbacks move up to No. 12 this week in the Golfstat.com standings. Arkansas is ranked No. 15 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
Arkansas travels to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., April 1-3, in the final tune-up prior to the SEC Championship.