Sports Briefs: Burroughs High alumna starts hot, cools off

Tubert ties for 66th in New Zealand

After playing well in the first two rounds, Burroughs High graduate and LPGA rookie Emily Tubert struggled in the third and fourth rounds of the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open in Auckland.

On the Windross Farm Golf Course, Tubert finished Sunday tied for 66th with rounds of 70, 65, 77 and 81 for a five-over-par 293. Tubert entered Saturday’s round tied for second with a nine-under-par 135 after the first two rounds.

Brook M. Henderson of Canada won the tournament, firing a 17-under-par 271 to pocket $195,000.

Flaherty, Cardinals end season

The season came to an end Sunday for the St. Louis Cardinals and rookie pitcher Jack Flaherty, a Burbank native.

Flaherty, a 21-year-old right-hander, got the start and was touched up early, absorbing the loss in a 6-1 setback to the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Flaherty, a late substitution, surrendered four first-inning runs, three on Brett Phillips' two-out home run. He went five innings, giving up five hits, striking out five and walking two.

“I think those last four innings were me being able to settle down and pitch my game,” Flaherty told MLB.com. “I felt like in the first I fell behind a little bit, made a mistake. I was really one pitch away from getting out of it with just the one run.”

Flaherty was winless in five starts after being called up and finished with a 6.33 earned-run average over 21 1/3 innings with 20 strikeouts and 10 walks.

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