In-form Gemma Dryburgh secures ASI Ladies Scottish Open spot

Nigeria’s Georgia Oboh also added to East Lothian line up

The Ladies Scottish Open is one of Gemma Dryburgh's favourite events.
The Ladies Scottish Open is one of Gemma Dryburgh's favourite events.

Scottish No 1 Gemma Dryburgh has secured one of the final invitations for next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open along with the first Nigerian player to hold a card on the Ladies European Tour, writes Martin 

Dryburgh, right, a recent back-to-back winner on the Rose Ladies Series, is delighted to be playing in the $1.5 million event, which takes place at The Renaissance Club on 13-16 August.

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At the same venue last year, the Aberdonian produced a brilliant second-round effort in appalling conditions only to miss the cut by a shot after the weather improved dramatically for the afternoon starters.

“Huge thanks to Aberdeen Standard Investments and VisitScotland for giving me this opportunity,” said Dryburgh, who joins Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew in securing an invitation for the LPGA/LET co-sanctioned event.

“I would have hated not being able to play in what is one of my favourite events of the year, especially when I have been playing so well lately.

“I know that Aberdeen Standard Investments, Visit Scotland and IMG have had to work really hard to put all the health and safety protocols in place to ensure the tournament can go ahead and we are all very grateful and excited to get back to The Renaissance Club.”

Dryburgh’s inclusion takes the home contingent to seven, joining Matthew, Carly Booth, Kelsey Macdonald, Kylie Henry, Michele Thomson and Alison Muirhead.

The other spot has gone to Nigerian Georgia Oboh, who was selected by Aberdeen Standard Investments. “I think it will give me invaluable experience as I work towards achieving my dream of being the first Nigerian to win on the professional golf circuit,” she said.

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