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Tubert first in USA, third in the world

Tubert first in USA, third in the world

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas freshman golf sensation Emily Tuburt is ranked third in the world by the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings it was recently announced.

Tubert, a freshman for the Razorbacks, has 1447.22 points in the rating system and trails Mitsuki Katahira (1552.63) of Japan and Cecilia Cho (1522.64) of New Zealand in the rankings.

"I am so proud of Emily," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "To be recognized as the top-ranked amateur golfer in the USA and the third best player in the world is a testament to Emily’s hard work and commitment. I have watched her evolve over the past few years and I believe this is a small window into her future. We talk a lot about her short term and long term goals, and as her coach I want to make sure we continue to equip her with all the tools she will need to accomplish them. Emily’s future is bright and I’m proud to have her as a Razorback."

Tubert picked up 30 points in her most recent event with a fifth place showing at the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Bell in Tempe, Ariz., over the break from collegiate play this winter.

Her 2010 qualifying events include wins at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, the Susie Maxwell Berning Invitational, and the U.S. World Public Links Championship and runner-up finishes at the AJGA Future Legends Tournament and the Rolex Tour of Champions.

Tubert returns to collegiate amateur play this week with the Razorbacks at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.

Sports Category : Golf (W)