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Tubert out at 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship

June 22, 2012|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Women's golfer makes it to round of 32 in prestigious tournament: Former Burroughs High and University of Arkansas women's golf standout Emily Tubert advanced to stroke play at the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, but was eliminated Thursday.

Tubert, who won the tournament in 2010, advanced to the round of 32 before falling at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J.

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Tubert was eliminated by Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., 2 and 1. The match was back and forth early with Tubert winning the second and fourth holes to hold a 1-up advantage through the first sixth holes.

Chen birdied the seventh to square the match and birdied the eighth to grab a lead. Tubert got it back with a birdie on the ninth hole, squaring the match once again. Chen then won the 10th hole and took the lead for good, as Tubert was never able to retake the lead.

Tubert, who will be a junior at Arkansas, did well in the early going of the tournament. She shot up the leaderboard into a tie for 12th place after two rounds of stroke Tuesday. Tubert fired a second-round two-under 70 and finished with a two-day total of 43 (73-70). That was good enough to move her on to match play Wednesday.

In the round of 64, Tubert defeated Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, S.C., 2 and 1. Tubert took the lead on the No. 8 hole and never fell behind after that. She tallied four birdies and seven pars and had an eagle on the par-four seventh hole.

Tubert and two other collegians are fresh off their overseas adventure representing Team USA at The Curtis Cup in Scotland last week.

Tubert, a two-time collegiate All-American, returns to Arkansas next week where she will play on a sponsor's exemption in the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship at Pinnacle Country Club.

Bulldogs baseball team enjoying success in summer play: The Burbank High baseball team is playing well in the Valley Invitational Baseball League, jumping out to a 4-1 start.

The Bulldogs' latest win came Monday with a 2-1 victory against Paraclete at home. John White delivered a walk-off single to lift Burbank to the victory.

The Bulldogs managed just four hits, two coming from White and two more from Dylan Mersola.

On the season in the VIBL, Burbank also has wins against the Gas House Gang (Hart), 9-8, Crespi, 7-4, and Canyon, 6-3.

Jeff Tully

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