Notre Dame, Ind. – Emily Tubert, 18, of Burbank, Calif., defeated fellow 18-year-old Lisa McCloskey, of Houston, 3 and 2, in Saturday’s 36-hole final for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship contested on the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.
It is the first USGA title for Tubert, an incoming freshman at the University of Arkansas. Tubert built a 4-up lead after the morning 18, thanks to winning seven consecutive holes from No. 6. She then played steady enough golf in the afternoon to procure the title.
Tubert now joins the likes of Michelle Wie, Yani Tseng, Pearl Sinn, Jennifer Song, Tiffany Joh, Lori Castillo, Jill McGill and the late Heather Farr as WAPL champions. The victory earns her a 10-year exemption for the WAPL and exemptions into the next two U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships, including 2010 at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club in early August.
McCloskey, a past U.S. Girls’ Junior medalist, also earned an exemption into the Women’s Amateur in August.