Friday, August 29, 2014




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RANCHO MIRAGE, CaliforniaEmily Tubert shot a third round 66 to sit at 10-under overall for the tournament and will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of Stage I of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club at Rancho Mirage
Soo Bin Kim sits a stroke back while Sammi Stevens is three back of Tubert.
The Rancho Mirage Qualifier is the first of the LPGA Tour’s three qualifying events in 2014. The top-100 players and ties from this week will advance to the second stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla., from Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. A minimum of the top 80 and ties from Stage II will advance into the Final Qualifying Tournament.
Stage III of LPGA Q-School will be contested over 90 holes Dec. 3-7, at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Top finishers in the final stage will earn 2015 LPGA membership.

Emily Tubert may sit on the 54 hole lead at Mission Hills but just a few short months ago she was questioning her future in the game before she got a call saying that she had been cast on the Golf Channel’s hit show the Big Break.                            “To me, coming out of college, I had kind of lost my passion for the game and my joy, my confidence was gone and there were times that I questioned why I played golf,” Tubert admitted. 
“I was a broadcast journalism major so when I got the call that I was cast I was stoked because it combined two of my passions in terms of being in front of the camera and golf. 
"Big Break I think really helped repair me. It was the first thing I did as a professional golfer. It was an incredible experience and I’m so excited to watch it.” 
Tubert was able to shoot five-under on the day, thanks to seven birdies and a double.
“Yes, 5-under is a great score but my ball striking wasn’t very good today off the tee,” Tubert confessed. “It was the worst I hit it off the tee all week but it was good enough. I was able to manage it and get around but the thing is my mishits go just about as far as other people’s drives. I still was having mid-irons, short-irons and wedges into holes and was able to make some putts.”
The recent Arkansas grad is hoping for another Big Break through the Q School experience.
“It was exactly what I needed,” Tubert continued on her Big Break experience. 
“It was hitting your reset button and when I was there I found my love of the game again and tried to start growing my confidence back and now I’m enjoying playing golf again and I think that it’s showing in the numbers.”
Rosie Davies from London, playing as an amateur, is doing best of the four English players in the huge field. Rosie, who played the US women's college circuit, is in T66 position after rounds of 73, 76 and 72 for 221.
Lauren Taylor from Rugby, the youngest ever British women's amateur champion when she was 16, is T132 on 11-over-par 227, made up of rounds of 81, 76 and 70.
Tara Dayer-Smith is T217 on 236 with rounds of 81, 76 and 79.
Former British girls champion Henrietta Zuel is T229 on 238 (81-76-81).