Tubert tops McCloskey to win Womens Amateur Publinx


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Emily Tubert beat Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final match to win the Women’s Amateur Public Links championship on Saturday.

Tubert trailed 2-up after five holes, but won seven straight holes to go 5-up after 12. The Burbank, Calif., native and incoming Arkansas freshman held at least a 3-up lead the rest of the way.

Tubert recorded five birdies during her streak, including four straight from holes nine through 12. She took a 4-up lead after 18 and was 4-up after 27.

McCloskey, a junior-to-be at Southern California, pulled within 3-up by winning 15 and stayed in the match by halving 16, but her 12-foot birdie putt on 17 missed, giving Tubert the title.