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Tubert tied for second

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert tied for second

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — University of Arkansas sophomore Emily Tubert fired a first round 71 and is tied for second after first day action at the10th Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Sunday. Tubert paced the Razorbacks to fourth place with a first round 272 in the first event of the spring for the Razorbacks. “It was a pretty solid start,” head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “We have put ourselves in a position to strike. We worked really hard in the off season and I’m proud of the team.” Tubert, a Burback, Calif., native, began her day on the fifth hold of the golf course and was even through the first six holes. She birdied the 11th and 12th holes going as low as two-under during the round. Tubert finished with three birdies and two bogeys for a 71. “Emily was solid,” said Estes-Taylor. “She did a lot of good things out there today and is in a good position with two rounds to go. Emma Lavy and Emily Podzielinski both carded 75s and are tied for 19th overall. Junior Victoria Vela is tied for 32nd with a first round 76 and Meagan Roberts is tied for 77th overall with an 83. “Everyone did a lot of good stuff out there today,” Estes-Taylor said. “If we can piece it all together, we can move up the leaderboard. Our motto was to start strong and finish strong and we’re halfway there.” Tenth-ranked LSU surged to the top of the leaderboard moving up two spots in the final three holes. They are tied for 11th-ranked Georgia in first with 294. Number 28 Texas Tech jumped into third place with a 296, followed by No. 45 Arkansas with 297 in fourth, just three strokes out of the lead. The top 10 includes No. 7 Oklahoma State with 300, No. 20 North Carolina State in sixth with 302, No. 33 TCU, No. 38 Iowa State and No. 40 Kent State are tied for seventh with 305 and No. 36 Northwestern is 10th with 306. Play continues Monday and Tuesday for the Razorbacks.



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