While her television big break took place earlier in the week, there was no carryover for Burroughs High graduate Emily Tubert in her first-ever LPGA event played as a professional.
The University of Arkansas graduate carded a seven-over-par 78 score during the second day of action at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championships played at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. on Saturday to finish at 10-over for the first two days.
The effort came a day after Tubert shot a three-over 74 on Friday as the 2010 Indians graduate missed the cut, which included the top 70 players plus ties.
Overall, Tubert was in a two-way tie for 137th in the tournament when play was suspended due to darkness. She started Saturday morning in a 16-way tie for 108th.
After the end of play on Saturday, Michelle Wie led the field at 10-under, two strokes ahead of So Yeon Ryu at eight-under.
Tubert’s struggles Saturday were more pronounced than Friday.
On Friday, Tubert tallied three bogeys and one double-bogey on the par-four 16th hole.
A day later, Tubert finished with four bogeys and two double-bogeys over 18 holes. If there was a common strand, it’s that Tubert picked up two birdies each day.
This weekend’s action, made possible due to a sponsor’s exemption, marked the third time Tubert had taken part in the championships, with her best effort taking place in 2011, when she finished with a three-day score of 213 to tie for 48th.
Tubert entered the tournament with little rest as she spent the previous two weeks in isolation filming the upcoming season of the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach.”
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