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Tubert advances at U.S. Women’s Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert advances at U.S. Women’s Amateur

CHARESTON, S.C. — University of Arkansas senior Emily Tubert won her first round match moving into the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday. Tubert played well in stroke play entering match play as the sixth seed overall. She faced Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., in a back-and-forth battle that went down to the wire before Tubert emerged with a 2-up victory on the 17th hole. Tubert, a Burbank, Calif., native, opened winning the first hole with a birdie while Ramsey bogeyed to start. Ramsey got it right back on the second hole, however, when Tubert bogeyed. Tubert regained the lead on the fourth hole and moved to 2-up on the fifth with back-to-back birdies but a bogey on seven followed by a birdie from Ramsey on eight again squared the match. The players turned square and remained that way until Tubert took the lead when Ramsey bogeyed the 11th hole. Ramsey rallied with a birdie on the 14th tying the match for the sixth hole. Tubert took Razorback head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor’s often-heard advice to finish strong to heart, taking advantage of a mistake by Ramsey on the 15th hole to go 1-up. She secured the win on the 17th hole with a birdie while Ramsey doubled. Sophomore Gabriela Lopez also advanced to the round of 64 but lost her first round match Wednesday. Kelly Shon of Port Washington, N.Y., defeated Lopez, 1-up, in a morning round. Lopez had the early lead winning the first hole and moved to 2-up on the second but Shon rallied squaring the match on the fifth hole. Shon took the lead before Lopez would again square the match on the ninth hole. The see-saw battle continued until Shon grabbed the lead back on the 13th hole with a birdie and hung on for the win eliminating Lopez. Play for Tubert resumes Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. central facing Cammie Gray of Northport, Ala. Gray defeated Simin Feng of the People’s Republic of China, 4&3, in the first match.



Sports Category : Golf (W)