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Gemma Dryburgh fired a sensational final round 68 at LPGA Final Qualifying School to jump up into a share of 13th and secure her full card for the 2018 LPGA season.

The twenty-four-year-old Scot started the final round at LPGA International just outside the top-20 qualifying spots but showed a composure that will serve her well on the world's biggest circuit to card her best score of the gruelling five round tournament.

The Aberdonian is no stranger to life stateside, having spent time at the Bradenton-based IMG Academy before playing college golf at Tulane. The former Scottish international, who represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 2014 Curtis Cup, will join compatriot Catriona Matthew as the only Scots on the LPGA Tour in 2018. 

“I have been working towards this (LPGA) since I was about 16 years old,” said Dryburgh. “I have been working hard on my game the last year and really saw the difference this week.”

She will be joined next year by Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall who recovered from a potentially disastrous opening-round 77 to finish in a tie for seventh with rounds of 69-67-69-72 over the final four days. 

“I knew it would be a long week and there were a lot of rounds to play after my first one,” said Hall. “It was a horrendous start, but I’m very happy that I came back. I played really well the rest of the week.” 

After a tremendous year on the LET that saw her rise to No. 41 in the world, Hall was laser-focused on this week. She admitted that she hasn’t even glanced at the LPGA schedule.

“After such a good year, I didn’t want to not get my tour card,” said Hall. “It’s tough when one week determines the whole next year so I’m happy I got it done.”

“There is definitely a lot pressure, I don’t think I want to do Tour Q-School more than once,” joked Hall, who closed with a 72 to finish in a tie for seventh. “Once is definitely enough. Playing at Solheim prepared me mentally for this week.” 

Three other Europeans will join the pair next season, Luna Subron, from Spain, Celine Harbin, from France, and Sweden's Daniela Holmqvist. 

The most remarkable story of the week belonged to Maria Torres, who becomes the first Puerto Rican to qualify for the LPGA Tour after coming through a three-way play-off to earn the final spot in the top 20. The twenty-two-year-old almost missed signing up for Stage II because there was no cell service or wifi connection on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 

Tiffany Chan (Gong Kong, Hong Kong) who finished one shot behind medalist Nasa Hataoka (Ibaraki, Japan

Gemma Dryburgh fired a sensational final round 68 at LPGA Final Qualifying School to jump up into a share of 13th and secure her full card for the 2018 LPGA season.

The twenty-four-year-old Scot started the final round at LPGA International just outside the top-20 qualifying spots but showed a composure that will serve her well on the world's biggest circuit to card her best score of the gruelling five round tournament.

The Aberdonian is no stranger to life stateside, having spent time at the Bradenton-based IMG Academy before playing college golf at Tulane. The former Scottish international, who represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 2014 Curtis Cup, will join compatriot Catriona Matthew as the only Scots on the LPGA Tour in 2018. 

“I have been working towards this (LPGA) since I was about 16 years old,” said Dryburgh. “I have been working hard on my game the last year and really saw the difference this week.”

She will be joined next year by Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall who recovered from a potentially disastrous opening-round 77 to finish in a tie for seventh with rounds of 69-67-69-72 over the final four days. 

“I knew it would be a long week and there were a lot of rounds to play after my first one,” said Hall. “It was a horrendous start, but I’m very happy that I came back. I played really well the rest of the week.” 

After a tremendous year on the LET that saw her rise to No. 41 in the world, Hall was laser-focused on this week. She admitted that she hasn’t even glanced at the LPGA schedule.

“After such a good year, I didn’t want to not get my tour card,” said Hall. “It’s tough when one week determines the whole next year so I’m happy I got it done.”

“There is definitely a lot pressure, I don’t think I want to do Tour Q-School more than once,” joked Hall, who closed with a 72 to finish in a tie for seventh. “Once is definitely enough. Playing at Solheim prepared me mentally for this week.” 

Three other Europeans will join the pair next season, Luna Subron, from Spain, Celine Harbin, from France, and Sweden's Daniela Holmqvist. 

The most remarkable story of the week belonged to Maria Torres, who becomes the first Puerto Rican to qualify for the LPGA Tour after coming through a three-way play-off to earn the final spot in the top 20. The twenty-two-year-old almost missed signing up for Stage II because there was no cell service or wifi connection on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 

Tiffany Chan (Gong Kong, Hong Kong) who finished one shot behind medalist Nasa Hataoka (Ibaraki, Japan) at 11-under par, becomes the first player from Hong Kong to qualify for the LPGA.

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