BURBANK — Emily Tubert received some good news last week while she was competing in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
Tubert, a Burroughs High graduate who will be a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in the fall, learned that she had earned a sponsor's exemption to play in the LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark.
The event is scheduled for Sept. 5-11, and Tubert is the fifth Razorback women's golfer to earn a sponsor's exemption and will be the 12th player in program history to take part in the event since it began in 2007.
Tubert said getting the opportunity to compete in her first LPGA event is special.
"I'm really looking forward to it," Tubert said. "I went out and watched the event last year and it's just a great tournament. To get to play in the tournament, in a place where there is so much support for the Razorbacks, is going to be incredible.