ATHENS, Ga. – University of Arkansas freshman Emily Tubert fired a one-over 73 moving up into a tie for second place leading the No. 12 Razorbacks to a tie for 10th place after second round action at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., Saturday.
Tubert is in the clubhouse with a two-day 145 (72-73), one stroke behind the leader. She began her day on hole 7A and played the first two even before a bogey on the ninth hole. Tubert bogeyed the 11th as well but got a stroke back with a three on the par four 14th hole.
The Burbank, Calif., native would move back to two, then three-over but finished strong with birdies on the second and sixth, her final, holes. The Razorbacks are taking part in a new format for this weekend’s event at the UGA Golf Course. All five players will play in a group, promoting the team element of college golf and giving each player’s score a chance to count for each hole. Each team’s score for each hole was determined by the low four scores on that hole. This is a variation from the traditional format of three players from different teams having a tee time and playing together.
Redshirt freshman Emma Lavy moved up from a tie for 30th to a tie for 19th with a second round 75 for 151 (76-75).
Senior Kelli Shean moved up eight spots into a tie for 51st overall with a 155 with rounds of 78-77. Sophomore Victoria Vela moved up 12 places with a second-day 81 for 161 (80-81) and senior Corinna Rees rounds out the scoring. Rees is tied for 106th with a 163 (80-83).
As a team, Arkansas posted a 298 and that, paired with the first round 294, gives the Razorbacks a 592 to tie No. 22 Michigan State in 10th place.
Second-ranked Alabama leads the tournament with a 577 and the top five includes No. 5 Purdue with 581, No. 13 Georgia with 585, No. 4 Duke with 587 and No. 26 Notre Dame with 588.
The next five are No. 29 Ohio State with 589, followed by No. 7 Virginia with 590 and No. 18 Auburn and No. 16 Wake Forest tied in eighth with 591.
The rest of the field includes No. 28 Florida with 593, No. 30 Florida State with 595, No. 21 North Carolina with 596, No. 6 LSU and No. 25 Oklahoma are tied at 15th with 599, No. 33 Kent State with 603, Kennesaw State with 608, No. 38 South Carolina with 609, Kentucky at 610, Furman at 611, Georgia State with 613 and No. 32 Chattanooga in 23rd place with 614,
Play continues Sunday with the final round.