Gemma Dryburgh 'looking forward' to LPGA Tour return in Hawaii

Scottish No 1 Gemma Dryburgh has travelled halfway around the world to make her first appearance on the LPGA Tour in six months this week.

Gemma Dryburgh, pictured after her mini-tour win in Florida earlier in the year, is playing in the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii this week

After missing out on the opening few events of the new season due to her category, the 27-year-old has secured a place in the field for the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.

Dryburgh, who recorded two wins in the inaugural Rose Ladies Series in the UK last year, is hoping to give a good account of herself at Kapolei on Oahu after getting rid of some rust on the Symetra Tour.

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She also landed a victory on the National Women’s Golf Association circuit at Stoneybrook East Golf Club in Orlando by seven shots with a 12-under-par total.

“I’m looking forward to this week, my first LPGA start of the year,” she said. “I’ve been playing really well since my win in February.

“I played a couple of Symetra events and I was happy with how I played in both, finishing fifth in the most recent one, so that has given me a lot of confidence going into this week.”

Bob MacIntyre has made his mark in the US over the past few weeks, most recently when finishing joint-12th on his Masters debut last weekend, and now Dryburgh is aiming to do likewise.

“Bob is making us all so proud,” she said. “He’s doing so well and to see him finish so well at the Masters was just fantastic.

“I’m sure he’s inspiring all of us Scots on tour to continue to work hard and believe in ourselves.”

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