Former Tulane Women’s Golfers Dryburgh, Troyanovich earn LPGA Tour Cards
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dreams were realized Sunday afternoon for former Tulane women’s golfers Gemma Dryburgh and Samantha Troyanovich as the Green Wave duo secured LPGA Tour cards for the 2018 season.
Competing in Stage III of LPGA Qualifying School at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Dryburgh finished tied for 13th to earn a full card, while Troyanovich finished tied for 32nd to earn a conditional card for the upcoming season. Both played their best round when it mattered the most with Dryburgh posting a final-round 68 (-4) and Troyanovich coming in with a final-round 69 (-3) on the Hills course on the fifth and final day of qualifying.
“I am so pleased with my performance this week,” Dryburgh said. “I felt very calm out there in the last round and just let myself play. It was a long week and I did my best to stay patient.”
Everything came together for in her Stage III performance (72-73-72-71-68=356) to become one of nine rookies to earn their LPGA Tour cards. The Aberdeen, Scotland, native starred for Tulane from 2011-15 and has played on the Symetra Tour the last two years. She won her first professional event in January on the Australian Ladies Professional Tour and making her first cut at an LPGA Tour event in February.
Troyanovich was equally impressive over her five Stage III rounds (72-74-71-75-69=361) to finish in the top 45 and secure her conditional status. The Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., native has made the cut in six Symetra Tour events and competed in three LPGA Tour events since playing for the Green Wave from 2008-12.
“I am really looking forward to the 2018 season on the LPGA Tour,” Dryburgh added. “I have been working on this for a while now and it’s nice to see the hard work pay off.”
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