Scotswoman Gemma Dryburgh claimed her first professional title today, shooting a superb second round five under par 68 to take out the Oatlands Ladies Classic by one shot from Australia’s Rebecca Artis.
Dryburgh, who hails from Aberdeen in Scotland started the day 2 shots off the lead held by France’s Alex Bonetti and England’s Charlotte Thomas after an opening 3 under par 70, and played a flawless round of golf in the hot breezy conditions to clinch the victory.
The 23-year-old sports fanatic was delighted with her win,
“This is a big moment for me winning my first professional tournament. It was my Dad’s birthday yesterday and I would like to dedicate this win to him. They were drinking prosecco back in the UK before I played and they are probably celebrating with another for breakfast now they know I have won”
Dryburgh completed a solid rookie year on the Ladies European Tour in 2016, playing in just 9 tournaments and finishing 60th on the Order of Merit after an impressive amateur career which included representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup and Scotland in the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Gemma follows Emily McLennan and Hannah Green as first-time winners on the ALPG Tour in 2017, which is a testament to the great blend of Australian and International talent on display on the ALPG Tour in 2017.
The ALPG and the 2017 ALPG ClubCar Series will adjourn for the Australia Day long weekend celebrations before heading to The Links Hope Island for the inaugural Hope Island ALPG Pro-am on Monday 30th January.
Full final scores and prizemoney go to go to http://alpg.com.au/tournament.php?id=4817
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