Arkansas' Emily Tubert Named Top 10 'Player To Watch' By Golf World

by UA Media Relations  on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 9:27 am  

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Arkansas sophomore Emily Tubert earned selection to the 2011-12 Golf World’s list of players to watch, the organization announced today.

Tubert, a Burbank, Calif., native, begins her second season of collegiate golf with the Razorbacks this year and was picked fifth on the list. As a freshman, she paced Arkansas to a program-best tie for fifth place at the NCAA Championship and earned first-team All-America honors for her play.

Tubert was a rock for the Razorbacks winning three events and posting nine top five finishes in her first season of college golf. She earned Southeastern Conference First-Team honors and was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year. Tubert led the country in birdies with 120 and shot a school-record 63 at the Las Vegas Showdown, a mark that is the lowest competitive round in recent NCAA memory.

“This recognition is great for Emily and for our program,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “Emily is a talented player and her work ethic and desire to improve makes her a formidable competitor. I’m excited that her play is being noticed and I think this spot in the top five will spark Emily to continue to work hard.”

Tubert received a sponsor’s exemption for the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship this week and tests her skills against the world’s best players beginning Friday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

The Razorbacks open the 2011-12 season Sept. 23-25 at the NCAA Fall Preview in Franklin, Tenn., getting a sneak peak at this year’s NCAA Championship course. It is the first of four fall events for Tubert and the Razorbacks.

The rest of the Golf World list included Marta Silva Zamora (Georgia, senior); Sophia Popov (Southern California, sophomore); Austin Ernst (LSU, sophomore); Stephanie Kono (UCLA, senior); Tubert; Erica Popson (Tennessee, junior); Stephanie Meadow (Alabama, sophomore); Lindy Duncan (Duke, junior); Brooke Pancake (Alabama, senior); and Tiffany Lua (UCLA, junior).



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