BANDON, Ore. – University of Arkansas sophomore-to-be Emily Tubert fired a second round 77 to pair with Monday’s 73 for a 150 after day two of stroke play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Bandon, Ore., Tuesday.
Tubert, who earned All-American and All-Southeastern Conference honors as well as SEC Freshman of the Year honors after her first season at Arkansas, opened play with a first-round, two-over 73 on the Old Macdonald course.
She began the day with the first of three, front-nine bogeys on hole one and picked up two more strokes on four and five. Tubert rallied and finished strong with birdies on seven and nine, turning at one-over.
The back nine was not as forgiving, however, as Tubert struggled with a seven on the par four 13th hole and followed with bogeys on 14 and 16 playing the second side plus five for the afternoon.
Although Tubert slid up the leaderboard a bit and will likely be tied for 12th in the field, she is still well inside the projected cut of 159 or about 70 players.
Play continues with the first round of match play Wednesday at Old Macdonald with Tubert’s opponent yet to be determined. Second and third rounds of match at Bandon Trails take place Thursday followed by the quarterfinals and semifinals at Ole Macdonald on Friday and the 36-hole championship final on Saturday.
Tubert, a Burbank, Calif., native, made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the morning en route to a 3 and 2 win over Lisa McCloskey capturing last year’s WAPL Championship.