Gemma Dryburgh has 'nothing to lose' in Australian Women's Open

Gemma Dryburgh on her way to making the cut in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in AdelaideGemma Dryburgh on her way to making the cut in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide
Gemma Dryburgh on her way to making the cut in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide
Gemma Dryburgh is heading into the weekend with "nothing to lose" in the final two rounds of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.

A bogey at her last hole in the second round left the Aberdonian facing a nervous wait to see if a one-under-par total would make the cut at Royal Adelaide.

In the end, she made it with a shot to spare and now Dryburgh, the sole Scot in the field, is aiming to climb the leaderboard in the final 36 holes of the LPGA-sanctioned event.

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“I haven’t been making many birdies, but I made a few nice six-footers for par, so it was just pretty steady out there today,” she said after signing for a 74 to add to Thursday's opening 71.

“The key for the weekend will be just to relax and see how low I can go - there’s nothing to lose really.”

Also through to the weekend is Melrose-born Karis Davidson, who now lives in Australia and plays mainly on the Japanese LPGA.

She birdied three of her final six holes for a two-under 71 in her second round, making the cut right on the mark.

England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff shares the lead at the halfway stage with South Korean and reigning Olympic champion Inbee Park on 10 under.

Park started her tournament with a hole-out eagle from 125 yards on Thursday and followed her opening round 6-under with a bogey-free, four-under 69 in the second circuit.

The pair sit one shot ahead of American Jillian Hollis, with another US challenger Marina Alex and Korea's Ayean Cho both on eight-under.


South Africa-based Scot Alan McLean carded one of the best scores of the day to storm up the leaderboard in the second round of the Dimension Data Pro Am at Fancourt.

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McLean, who has played most of his golf on the Sunshine Tour, jumped into the top 20 on the back of superb seven-under-par 65 on the Outeniqua Course at the George venue.

He sits joint-20th on eight-under, a shot ahead of Craig Howie after the Peebles player signed for a 69 on the Montagu layout, having opened with the same score on The Links on Thursday.

South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout followed his opening 61 with a 67 as he was joined in a share of the lead by Spaniard Santiago Tarrio Ben following his second-day 64.


A closing 72 left Kevin Duncan having to settle for a share of 18th spot in the ProGolf Tour's Palmeraie Open in Morocco.

He finished a shot ahead of compatriots Jeff Wright (68) and Chris Robb (71) in an event won by Germany's Thomas Rosenmuller.


Scottish champion George Burns slipped to joint-17th after the third round of the Portuguese Amateur Championship at Montado.

After opening with rounds of 68-69, the Crail member carded a 72 to sit on seven-under, seven shots off the lead.