- Johnny Esfeller
IMG Academy alumna Gemma Dryburgh finished strong at the 2013 Ladies British Open Stroke Play Championship
Tulane's Gemma Dryburgh, a member of the IMG Academy Golf program Class of 2011, represented her home country of Scotland at the prestigious 2013 Ladies British Open Stroke Play Championships and posted a 12-under effort to post a runner-up finish at Old Prestwick, the home of the Open Championship, in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Dryburgh, who hails from Aberdeen Scotland and begins her junior season with the Green Wave in 2013-14, carded the 12-under par finish with all four rounds under the par of 74 (the rating was 77). She entered the final three holes just one shot back of eventual champion, China's Jing Yan, but came up short by two shots. The final three holes saw Yan finish birdie-par-birdie to Dryburgh's's par-birdie-par effort.
With her second place finish, Dryburgh was one of only three British and Irish players under par and was nine strokes better than the second placed Britton, Amy Boulden from Wales. Dryburgh also earned the Duncan Salver Trophy for the best score for an under-23 golfer at the event.
During her sophomore campaign, she claimed two victories and was ranked No. 76 nationally by Golfweek.com in the final rankings. Dryburgh logged a 17th place finish with a 5-over 293 at the NCAA Championships, the second-best effort by a Tulane golfer at the event, and she completed the season with a 74.18 scoring average.