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The LPGA resumed last week (July 30 to August 2) with the Drive On Championship, and feisty American Danielle Kang topped the leaderboard with a stunning -7 finish.

Taking place at Inverness Club, Ohio (who will also host the Solheim Cup next year), France’s Celine Boutier was just one shot behind her.

This is the fourth professional win for 27-year-old Danielle, and she's now up to No.2 in the world rankings with only Korea’s Jin Young Ko beating her to No.1.

But the Brits made their mark on the leaderboard too.

Going into the final day England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff was sharing the lead with both Danielle and Celine, and in the end she finished fifth and -2.

Meanwhile, double Rose Series-winner Gemma Dryburgh also did us proud with a super T6 position.

The decision not to take part in the final of the Series back by Justin Rose was surely not one she took lightly, and we’re thrilled to see that it's paying off with an excellent start to the freshly resumed tour.

However, while Drybrugh was lucky enough to have the opportunity to compete on the English-based tour over the last few months, for Danielle it was her first competitive tournament since January.

She was hardly rusty though, and speaking after the event she said she has spent the lockdown period practicing hard with her brother Alex Kang and boyfriend Maverick McNealy, currently a rookie on the PGA Tour.

She said:

“I made sure I played golf as much as I did normally, not because I had to but because I wanted to. I'm so thankful for the time and I tried to make the best of it. We had all the time in the world. Golf courses were open in Nevada. I didn't have to rush and cram for a test. I'm proud of the work I was able to do.”

“I'm so thankful for the LPGA Drive On Championship. I know that a lot of people have gone through a lot of tough things in the last many, many months and this year in 2020 has not an easy year for a lot of people, so I'm just thankful to be where I am.”

We’re so excited that the LPGA’s back, and next stop for the players is the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on August 13.

Watch this space for more details on that.

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