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Tubert selected to Curtis Cup Team

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert selected to Curtis Cup Team

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas sophomore Emily Tubert is one of three final players named to the 2012 USA Curtis Cup team, the United States Golf Association announced today. Tubert, a Burbank, Calif., native, is one of eight players who will represent the USA June 8-10 at the Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. “We are so excited for Emily and her selection to the Curtis Cup,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “This has been one of her goals for a very long time and it’s great to see this dream of hers come true. To represent your country is an amazing honor and I know she will be ready to help out Team USA.” Tubert has had many successes on the golf course during her career. Her one-plus year on the collegiate circuit includes first-team All-Southeastern Conference and All-America honors after winning three tournaments, posting nine top 10 finishes and rewriting the Razorback record books. Tubert led the team in scoring average with a 72.16 mark, and was the top-ranked freshman in the SEC earning both SEC First-Team as well as SEC co-Freshman of the Year honors in 2011. She finished the season in the top five in every single-season statistical category and in nearly all of the career categories at Arkansas. She holds school records for rounds played (tied with 37), low round (63), low round versus par (63), low 36 hole total (131) and low 54 hole total (205). In addition to her collegiate accomplishments, Tubert won the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, was runner-up the following year, was runner-up at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, was a member of the winning Canon Cup West team and won a gold medal at the 2011 Spirit International leading Team USA to a 10-stroke win in Trinity, Texas. Tubert is the third Razorback selected as a Curtis Cup team member. Amanda McCurdy represented Team USA in 2006, followed by Stacy Lewis who was on the team in 2008. “Not only is this a great honor for Emily, but it is a great honor for our women’s golf program,” Estes-Taylor said. “We want our players to set goals like this and work hard to accomplish them. Emily is the third Razorback to earn this selection and (assistant coach) Mike (Adams) and I are looking forward to being a part of this special week in her golfing career.” Of the eight players selected, four hail from the Southeastern Conference. In addition to Tubert, the SEC is represented by Austin Ernst, a sophomore at LSU; Brooke Pancake, a senior at Alabama and Erica Popson, a junior at Tennessee. The rest of the team includes Lisa McCloskey, Amy Anderson, Lindy Duncan, and Tiffany Lua. All eight Curtis Cup team members were selected to the National Golf Coaches Association’s All-American firs tor second team in 2011. The Curtis Cup is a biennial international women’s amateur event that is contested between eight-player teams from the United States, Great Britain and Ireland. Team USA won the 2010 match. Teams compete as six foursomes and play an alternate shot format, six four-ball matches and eight singles matches over three days. Team USA has won the last seven events and leads the all-time series 27-6-3. Tubert and the Razorbacks return to the college links this week in preparation for the 2012 spring half of the season. Arkansas opens at the Puerto Rico Golf Classic, Feb. 12-14, in the first of five regular season spring events. The Razorbacks host the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championship at Blessings April 20-22.



Sports Category : Golf (W)