Tubert Adds Talent to UA Women’s Golf
As one of the best golfers in the country, Emily Tubert has set simple goals for herself: play the best you can play and the success will come. Now a junior at Arkansas, Tubert is one of the many gems on the women’s golf roster, a team talented enough to rank No. 23 in the NCAA coaches’ poll.
In her first two seasons at Arkansas, Tubert established herself as a superstar on the tournament circuit. As a freshman she won three tournaments, including the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, where she shot an 11-under par in three rounds as well as first-round score of 63, both school records. That was only her third tournament as a Razorback.
Tubert went on to finish tied for 19th at the 2011 NCAA Championship, the highest finish ever for an Arkansas freshman. She deservedly garnered All-Southeastern Conference and All-American honors for her performance as well as earning a selection for the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team.
She wasn’t done there. Tubert was the best-scoring player on the team again as a sophomore. She averaged a score of 72.5 during her sophomore season and finished 33rd at the NCAA Championship. Once again, she earned All-American and All-SEC honors.
Between college seasons, Tubert has participated in amateur events featuring many fellow top collegiate players from around the world. She was on the U.S. team at the Curtis Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event pitting the best amateurs in the world against each other. Such events bring valuable experience.
“The events I got to compete in this past summer, just to continue to see the highest level and the best players around the world,” said Tubert about the events improving her game.
Despite being one of the best players in the NCAA, there is always room for improvement, as any golfer would know.
“I’ve focused on getting my swing more consistent and improving my short game and wedges,” Tubert said, speaking more for the proverbial golfers than herself.
Originally from Burbank, Calif., Tubert was a standout on the course from a young age, winning many awards as a high schooler. She was highly recruited and visited 10 schools, eventually choosing to continue her golfing career as an Arkansas Razorback.
“I was absolutely blown away with everything that the University of Arkansas had to offer. It was the best coaching staff and practice facilities I saw in the country,” Tubert said. “I had never seen anything quite like Razorback Nation and how supportive the whole state is of the University of Arkansas.”
Golf requires focus that most cannot obtain, which is why even some of the world’s best athletes falter out on a golf course. But, according to Tubert, being able to take your mind off it is a key aspect of success.
“Last year was an experience of learning the balance – making sure you get your practice in but still be able to go and hang out with friends and find activities to do outside the golf course,” Tubert said.