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Emily Tubert ends another busy summer in golf

Women's golf: After competing in high-profile tournaments, former Burroughs standout prepares for senior season at Arkansas.

August 10, 2013|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

Emily Tubert carries with her a memento, a reminder of where she came from.

Clipped onto the bill of her ball cap, the champion golfer always carries a special ball marker. On the marker is a cursive "B," signifying her allegiance to her former high school — Burroughs High.

Whether it's taking part in the 13th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship last week, or the 68th U.S. Women's Open, or an LPGA event or the competing for the U.S. Curtis Cup team, Tubert takes her memento with her.

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"Some people see the 'B' and ask if I'm an Atlanta Braves fan," said Tubert, who graduated in 2010. "And I tell them, 'No, it's just from my high school.'

"It is something that I've just used since I graduated from Burroughs. I use them in all of my college tournaments. I think I was the one who told [former Burroughs golf coach Mike] Krose to get them for us back in the day. I have a couple of them and I really like them."

Tubert, 21, has just wrapped up another successful summer that has kept her busy traveling and playing in high-profile tournaments and staying in shape in preparation for her senior season at the University of Arkansas.

After competing in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship this week in South Carolina in which she made it to the round of 32 after advanced to the second round of match play, Tubert is home for a little more than a week before heading to Fayetteville.

"Typical life of a golfer," said Tubert about keeping busy during the summer. "I still can't believe I will be heading off for my senior year in college. It just seems like yesterday that I was still at little [John] Burroughs competing."

Tubert wrapped up play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Thursday. In match play, Tubert led for 14 holes, but counted a five on the 19th hole of the round to fall to Cammie Gray of Northport, Ala., in 19 holes. Back-to-back bogeys on the 18th and the 19th holes allowed the match to slip away.

In the first two days of the tournament Monday and Tuesday, Tubert played well in stroke play and entered match play Wednesday as the sixth seed overall. She faced Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., in a back-and-forth battle that went down to the wire before Tubert emerged with a 2-up victory on the 17th hole.

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