Late replacement Gemma Dryburgh makes last 16 in LPGA Match Play
The Scottish No 1 progressed to the knockout stage at Shadow Creek after taking down undefeated Mexican Gaby Lopez in her final group match.
Dryburgh first beat the 25th seed 2&1 then got the better of her again in a one-hole play-off to decide who would advance.
The 28-year-old now takes on Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn after coming into the event with zero expectations and a “make-the-most-of-it” attitude.
“I was disappointed to lose my first match, but I knew that I still had the chance to get through,” said Dryburgh, who is enjoying her best season on the LPGA.
“As a reserve at the start of the week everything was a bit of a bonus, so it's amazing to get in the knock-out stages now.”
Others still standing include England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Germany’s Caroline Masson and Swede Madelene Sagstrom.
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