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Tubert earns SEC honor

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert earns SEC honor

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas freshman Emily Tubert earned Southeastern Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week honors the league office announced today.

Tubert, a freshman from Burbank, Calif., paced the No. 12 Razorbacks to a come-from-behind win at the LSU Golf Invitational in Baton Rouge, La., last week.

"Emily is a very solid player," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "She really showed what she was made of against a very tough field last week. She has had a great year so far and really stepped up big last week. This is a well-deserved honor for Emily."

Tubert finished third in the LSU Golf Invitational with a three-round score of 219 and helped pace the Razorbacks to the team title. She moved up on the leaderboard on the final day, shooting a 71, which was the third lowest round for any golfer during the tournament. The Razorbacks captured first place honors, with a seven stroke win over second-place Virginia and a 12-stroke win over a third place trio of Alabama, Duke and Tennessee.

Tubert currently ranks fourth in the SEC with a team-best 72.43 stroke average and is ranked first in the U.S. and third in the world by the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Tubert has paced Arkansas as the team’s top finisher in four of seven events this year and she has five top three finishes, including two wins. She also has 10 rounds below par this season.

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.

While the Razorback women were winning the LSU Golf Invitational last week, Arkansas’ men’s golf team won the Seminole Intercollegiate with freshman Sebastian Cappelen tying for medalist honors. Cappelen was honored today as the SEC’s Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Arkansas travels to the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 25-26.



Sports Category : Golf (W)