Emily Tubert has had success playing in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. In fact, the Burroughs High graduate won the event in 2010.
Tubert, 21, is enjoying another solid outing in this year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. The University of Arkansas senior won her first round of match play Wednesday and moves on to the round of 32 at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.
Tubert played well in stroke play Monday and Tuesday, entering match play 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.
"I really do enjoy match play because it's so much different from stroke play," said Tubert, a former All-Area Player of the Year and Leader Female Athlete of the Year. "It is just you against the other person, and you really know where you stand from hole to hole. It's just good competition."
Tubert opened Wednesday's action by winning the first hole with a birdie, while Ramsey bogeyed to start. Ramsey got it right back on the second hole, however, when Tubert bogeyed.
Tubert regained the lead on the fourth hole and moved to 2-up on the fifth with back-to-back birdies. However, a bogey on seven followed by a birdie from Ramsey on eight again evened the match.
The match remained knotted until Tubert took the lead when Ramsey bogeyed the 11th hole. Ramsey rallied with a birdie on the 14th, evening up the match.
Tubert was then able to take advantage of a mistake by Ramsey on the 15th hole to go 1-up. She secured the win on the 17th hole with a birdie while Ramsey doubled.
Play for Tubert resumes Thursday at 7:30 a.m. PST. She will be facing Cammie Gray of Northport, Ala. Gray defeated Simin Feng of the People's Republic of China, 4 and 3, in the first match Wednesday.