Gemma Dryburgh wins first LPGA Tour title

On the final day of the Toto Japan Classic, we were treated to some phenomenal golf as Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh clocked an unblemished final round, including five birdies in her final eight holes, to earn her first Tour de France victory. LPGA.

The Scot had started the fourth day one shot behind Momoko Ueda, who was just one of many Japanese players competing at the Toto Japan Classic. However, it was a late blitz from Dryburgh that finally proved the difference, as his under-20 tournament total was four of a stacked standings.

Off to a good start, the 29-year-old’s first birdie of the day came on the par-4 fourth, and another birdie came on the seventh. Parrying his few remaining holes on the front nine, it was Dryburgh who held a one-shot lead, as the leaders headed for the back nine.

Led by one of the recent history maker, Linn Grant, it was Dryburgh who continued the proceedings on the back nine, with a birdie in the 11th followed by an incredible three-birdie streak in the 13th-15th.

The stunning run took her four shots clear of the pack and when she produced a top-down clutch on the par-4 17th, the 29-year-old had a comfortable three-shot margin on the 72nd hole of the Seta Golf Course. .

Dryburgh gets water poured on her after her win

Dryburgh celebrates with his teammates and his team

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To cap off her birdie-filled back nine, Dryburgh made another last to complete a stunning four-stroke, five-under victory on the back nine on 32. In the process, she also became the first Scottish winner on the tour. of the LPGA since Catriona Matthew at the 2011 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, with Dryburgh becoming the UK’s third winner in the last four tournaments.

Michael C. Ford