Scotswoman Gemma Dryburgh claimed her first professional title on Tuesday, shooting a superb second round five-under-par 68 to take the Oatlands Ladies Classic by one shot from Australia’s Rebecca Artis on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour.
Dryburgh, who hails from Aberdeen, started the day two shots off the lead held by France’s Alex Bonetti and England’s Charlotte Thomas after an opening three-under-par 70 and played a flawless round of golf in the hot breezy conditions to clinch the title.
The 23-year-old sports fanatic was delighted with her win and said: “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, 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.