By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor
U.S. PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPION AND THREE-TIME ALL AMERICAN EMILY TUBERT COMPETES AS PROFESSIONAL FOR FIRST TIME
Emily Tubert, 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion and three-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, turned professional recently to compete on the LPGA Tour. Her first professional tournament was held last week on a familiar course.
Tubert received a sponsor’s exemption into the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark.
Nineteen of the top 20 players on the LPGA Tour money list entered the three-day event.
Unfortunately, Tubert did not make the final cut after posting rounds of 74 and 78 (10-over 152) after the first two days. The top 70 players advanced into Sunday’s final round.
Arkansas alum and LPGA star Stacy Lewis won the tournament with a score of 12-under 201 (70, 66, 65). Lewis, the world’s No. 1 ranked female player, finished second to Michelle Wie in the 69th U.S. Open the week before.
Tubert, a four-time All-Southeastern Conference first-team recipient, recorded six wins during her collegiate career and was just awarded the 2014 Dinah Shore Trophy. The 2010 John Burroughs High graduate possesses a decorated collegiate and amateur golf career.
In 2012, she represented the United States as a member of the prestigious Curtis Cup team, and finished with a winning record against the Great Britain and Ireland team. In 2010, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in South Bend, Indiana. Tubert also joins Lewis as the only Razorbacks to be named a first-team All-SEC selection during each of their four years at Arkansas.
Tubert will play a variety of professional events over the summer before entering LPGA Tour qualifying school in August. She has selected Los Angeles, California-based Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC for representation, which also represents New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton.
Here is a link to an interview by Tubert with “Whole Hog Sports” following her performance in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship-