Golfer Emily Tubert qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Golfer earns third-straight All-America honor: Last week was a period full of accomplishments for former Burroughs High and University of Arkansas women's golfer Emily Tubert.

Tubert, who just concluded her junior season with the Razorbacks, earned National Golf Coaches Assn. All-America honors May 29 and qualified for the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday.

The U. S. Women's Open will be held June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

Tubert, a former Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year and All-Area Girls' Golfer of the Year, earned honorable mention All-America honors, and this year's award is the third in her three-year career.

Tubert qualified for the U.S. Open by shooting a 143 at the Sectional Qualifier in West Palm Beach, Fla., at Bear Lakes Country Club. She shot 69 in the first round and 74 in the second round and her first-round score was the lowest of the qualifier.

The accomplishments come after a fine campaign for Tubert with Arkansas on the collegiate level. She paced the Razorbacks for the third consecutive season, averaging 73.41 strokes per round in 34 rounds as a junior. She picked up two individual wins, bringing her career total to five.

This season, Tubert's score versus par ranks the junior 37th in the nation and 10th in the region. Her adjusted score ranks 32nd in the country and 11th in the region. In addition, she had six top-10 finishes, leading the Razorbacks to eight top-10 places in 13 events. Arkansas finished the year ranked eighth in the country after tying for 13th at the 2013 NCAA Championship on May 24.

For her career, Tubert has competed in 33 events, playing 101 rounds with a 72.68-stroke average and 0.88 mark against par. Her lowest round is a 63, scored in Las Vegas and she has had 13 rounds in the 60s.

In the 2013 NCAA Championship in Athens, Ga., Tubert shot 301, carding rounds of 75-73-74-79.

Bell-Jeff baseball players earn all-league honors: Mitch Kellogg enjoyed his share of success as a four-year starter for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High baseball team.

Recently concluding his senior season, Kellogg, a senior catcher, earned his fourth straight All-Santa Fe League honor. Kellogg was named to the first team, along with senior shortstop Adolfo Bermeo and senior third baseman Ryan Okiishi.

Guards earning second-team honors were senior second baseman Ryan Meza and freshman first baseman Kristian Galindo.

Kellogg batted .446 with 25 hits, 12 runs scored, six runs batted in, five doubles and four triples. Bermeo hit .356 with 21 hits, 12 runs scored and five doubles and Okiishi had a .351 batting average with 20 hits, 16 RBI and four doubles.

The Guards went 5-18, 5-7 in the Santa Fe League, and tied for third place. Bell-Jeff didn't qualify for the playoffs.

Pair of Pioneers softball players earn all-league honors: The Providence High softball team had two representatives on this season's All-Liberty League list.

Making the first team were senior shortstop Estelle Glorioso and senior catcher Phylizia Carrillo.

The Pioneers finished with an 8-13 record and were 5-2 in league, good for third place. Providence fell in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VII playoffs to Firebaugh, 12-1.

Glorioso batted .553 with 26 hits, 22 runs batted in, 32 runs scored, seven doubles and two home runs. Carrillo had a .534 batting average with 32 hits, 25 RBI, 25 runs scored and six home runs.

Providence gets two baseball players on all-league team: Sean Holt and Aaron Zeigler proved to be valuable players this past season for the Providence High baseball team.

For their efforts, Holt and Molina were named to the All-Liberty League first team.

Holt, a freshman pitcher, was 3-3 with a 2.98 earned-run average with 43 strikeouts in 40 innings. At the plate, he hit .500 with 27 hits, 35 runs batted in, 19 runs scored and six home runs. Zeigler had a .410 average with 25 hits and 26 runs scored.

Providence finished fifth in the Liberty League with a 1-7 record and didn't qualify for the postseason. The team was 5-11 overall.

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