BANDON, Ore. – University of Arkansas sophomore-to-be Emily Tubert came off the golf course one stroke back of the leaders and tied for fourth place after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Bandon, Ore., Monday.
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. The course is played 6,098 yards and is a par 71 for the tournament.
There is a three-way tie for the lead at 72.
Tubert’s front nine saw the Burbank, Calif., native record three bogeys and two birdies as she posted a three on the par four seventh and carded a two on the par three eighth hole making the turn at one-over.
Tubert bogeyed 10 and 12 but rallied with birdies on the 14th and 17th holes finishing at plus one.
Play continues with the second round of stroke play Tuesday followed by match play to decide the champion.
Tubert is the defending WAPL Champion winning last year’s event, 3&2, at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind., the same course Arkansas advanced through NCAA Regional earlier this year.