Tubert, Arkansas golf ready for NCAA Championships

Former Burroughs High standout and Razorbacks' team making another appearance in elite tournament.

May 20, 2013|By Jeff Tully,
(Courtesy of Arkansas )

Update on local athletes competing in college.

Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) junior, University of Arkansas women's golf: The former All-Area standout for the Indians and her Razorback teammates are preparing for the 2013 NCAA Championships, which begin Tuesday and conclude on Friday.

The fifth-ranked Razorbacks punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships by way of a program-best tie for third place at the 2013 NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala., May 9-11. The Razorbacks posted an 864 en route to advancing.

Arkansas is one of seven Southeastern Conference teams to advance. The entire field includes: Alabama, Tulane, Oklahoma State, Texas, Northwestern, UCLA and Auburn from the East Regional; Duke, Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Florida, Arizona State, UC Davis, Wisconsin and Michigan State from the Central Regional and Southern California, Purdue, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Stanford, Arizona, Oregon and San Jose State from the West Regional.

Of the 378 regional participants, 126 advanced to the finals. Eight teams and two individuals not on a selected team advanced from each regional. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of championship stroke-play competition. In the team competition, the low four scores for each team will count in each day's total score.


In 2012, the Razorbacks posted a program-best tie for fifth at the NCAA Championships. This year's advancement to the event is the sixth team appearance in program history. Arkansas is making its third consecutive appearance and it's fourth under head Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. Estes-Taylor was also with the team for two other appearances as an assistant coach.

The Razorbacks enter the NCAA Championship at No. 5 in this week's rankings. Arkansas checks in at No. 5 in the rankings, paced by Tubert who is ranked No. 27 overall in the country.

This season, Arkansas has played in 10 events finishing in the top five nine. Arkansas has seven finishes in top-three spots, including a win at the LSU Golf Classic on March 24. It was the first team title since the 2010 season. Arkansas finished tied for seventh in its ninth event of the year (SEC Championship) but shot one of the lowest rounds of the tournament on the final day.

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