Gemma Dryburgh is a two-time 2020 winner of the Rose Ladies Series, a one-time professional tour for women organized by PGA TOUR member, Major Champion and Olympic Champion Justin Rose and his wife Kate to provide play opportunities during the pandemic, Gemma Dryburgh hopes to rekindle the mentality of this champion over the weekend in Northern Ireland.
The native Scot used a 2 under par 70 in the second round of the ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by Modest at the Massereene Golf Club! Golf Management tied for fourth place among 9-underers overall.
“It was a different challenge, a bit different from the practice lap on Tuesday because it rained a lot. Not quite as peppy as we expected it to be on Tuesday, ”said Dryburgh. “But it was good, and I hit it well again. I was without a bogey yesterday, so I still had a few bogeys today, but also a few birdies. Still a good lap. “
Dryburgh, who is making her 50th career start on the LPGA Tour since her rookie year 2018, has a top 10 result of her career with a tie in sixth place at the 2020 LPGA Drive On Championship – Inverness. Her previous performance at Galgorm may be uncharted territory, but just competing is an opportunity the Tulane University alumna won’t let go of.
“It would mean so much to win at LPGA or LET. Obviously we’re two to one this week and that would mean anything to me. But I don’t put too much pressure on myself, ”said Dryburgh. “This year I fought for a start at the LPGA. I started six events and had to play Monday qualifiers and stuff.
“If you play well, you can be reshuffled and that means a lot in terms of events and opportunities. It would be really great to be in the top 10 or something. “