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Tubert near top of leaderboard at US Women’s Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert near top of leaderboard at US Women’s Amateur

CHARLESTON, S.C. — University of Arkansas senior Emily Tubert carded an even par 71 and is tied for second after first round stroke play action at the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Monday. Tubert, 21, of Burbank, Calif., started on the 10th hole and opened with a strong two-under 33 over her outward nine. Her inward nine, on the other hand, was a different story. “I was putting great (on the first nine), got up and down a couple times,” said Tubert, the only member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team who is eligible for the championship. “And then the back nine, I just was hitting it all over.” Bogeys at the par-4 fourth and eighth holes dropped Tubert back to even for the day. “I feel like my game, everything is kind of on the up-and-up,” said Tubert, who qualified for the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open. “I’ve worked hard on a lot of mental stuff and swing stuff since I’ve been home. I feel like I’m on the verge of playing great golf.” Tubert is one of seven players tied for second as the field chases Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu, Hawai’i, who posted a two-under 69 for the first round. Razorback teammate sophomore Gabriela Lopez checks in tied for 55th overall with a first-round 76. Lopez had just one birdie in the round with a three on the par-4 16th hole at 412 yards. Senior Emma Lavy is tied for 72nd shooting 77 in the first round while sophomore Regina Plasencia is tied for 94th with a first round 79. Stroke play continues Tuesday before the field is cut for match play.



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