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Women’s golf enjoys summer success

Women’s golf enjoys summer success

FAYETTEVILLE — Several University of Arkansas women’s golfers are enjoying success on the links during the summer months.

Incoming freshman Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., is taking part in one of the biggest United States Golf Association events at the 34th Annual U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at the Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind., this week.

Tubert finished fifth in the two-round stroke play portion of the event carding a 70-71 for 141 to advance into the Championship Flight of the match play which takes place for the rest of the week.

She then downed Maggie Yuan of the Peoples Republic of China, 3 & 2, advancing to the round of 32. Tubert faces Anna Kim of Canada on Thursday. Tubert gave up the first hole of Wednesday’s round and trailed Yuan through the first eight holes.

Tubert squared the match on the ninth, went one up on the 10th and two up on the 11th before finishing up by three.

In other action, Arkansas sophomore-to-be Victoria Vela and recent graduate Tiffany Phelps are taking part in the 2010 Texas Women’s Open at Eastern Hills Country Club in Garland, Texas.

The event is a 36-hole stroke play contest with no cut and was limited to the firs 144 professional and amateur contestants with Vela and Phelps earning spots in the field.

Vela fired a first-round two-over 72 and is tied for seventh overall. Phelps carded a four-over 74 and is tied for 15th overall.

Play continues Thursday for all three Razorback women’s golfers.

Sports Category : Golf (W)