Bits and pieces from the local sports scene:
Burroughs, Providence volleyball squads lead the way: Two area boys’ volleyball teams are ranked among the top 10 in their respective divisions in this week’s CIF Southern Section rankings.
The team ranked the highest this week is Burroughs High, which holds down the No. 3 spot in Division III. Cerritos Valley Christian is the No. 1 team in the division, followed by Warren.
In Division IV, Providence is fifth behind No. 1 Vistmar, Chadwick, Summit and Salesian.
In softball, Bellarmine-Jefferson is the third-ranked team in Division VII. Pomona Catholic is the No. 1 team in the division, followed by Rolling Hills Prep.
Tubert has another fine come-from-behind effort: Freshman Emily Tubert shot up the leaderboard with her second consecutive under-par round leading the No. 26 University of Arkansas women’s golf team to the title at the LSU Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday.
Arkansas shot a final round one-under 287, 18 strokes better than the first round, and was the only team under par on the final day at the University Club Course, a par 72, 6,194-yard facility just off campus.
The Razorbacks won the event, shooting 24-over 888 with rounds of 305-296-287 for the three-day event. They were seven strokes better than second-place No. 7 Virginia with 895, and had every player match or better her previous round score.
“We kind of had a slow start this spring, but despite that, this team kept believing in each other,” Arkansas head Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor told the university’s website. “We have continued to work hard and we’ve talked a lot about ‘attitude equals altitude’ and that if we had the right attitude that our scores would move up the leaderboard. I’m so proud of this team.”
The Razorbacks won the event with an 888, followed by No. 7 Virginia with an 895. Top-ranked Alabama was tied for third with 18 Tennessee and No. 4 Duke, which all counted 900.
Tubert finished third overall, shooting three-over 219 for the weekend. She opened play with a 78. but went low with a 70 on Saturday and a 71 in the final round. She was one stroke off the leaders, Lindy Duncan of Duke and AnnKarin Ljungstrom of Louisville, who were co-medalists with 218.
Tubert began her day on hole 1B and birdied the third and fifth holes. She carded a four on the par-five 496 third hole and counted two moving to two-under after the fifth.
Her scorecard remained uncluttered until a bogey on the par-four, 327-yard 15th hole, and that’s how she finished.