Gemma Dryburgh keeps her cool to claim back to back victories
By Danny Law (Press and Journal)
Aberdeen’s Gemma Dryburgh made it back-to-back wins on the Rose Ladies Series by claiming victory in the first ever women’s professional golf tournament held at Royal St George’s. The 27-year-old had described last week’s success at the Buckinghamshire as the best of her professional career.
And Dryburgh’s fine form continued as she edged out playing partners Georgia Hall and Charley Hull in windy conditions in Kent.
She held her nerve over the closing stretch to card a one-under-par 69 and win the top prize of £5,000.
Dryburgh, Hall and Hull were all one under through 15 before Hall bogeyed the 16th while Hull birdied to move clear at the summit.
Hull then finished bogey-bogey, which included a missed four-foot putt at the last that would have taken the tournament to a play-off.
Pars on 17 and 18 were enough for Dryburgh to claim the title and another major confidence boost ahead of returning to LPGA and LET Tour action.
Dryburgh said: “I bogeyed the first unfortunately, but after that I was really consistent.
“The last two holes were playing very long and I was hitting 3-wood into the last two, so it was playing very tough and I was glad to get the win in the end.”