Nigeria’s Georgia Oboh and Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh are the beneficiaries of the final two invitations for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open taking place next month, Aug 13 – 16 at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, as professional women’s golf returns to Scotland. It is for the first time since Europe’s remarkable triumph in the 2019 Solheim Cup last September, according to reports by www.ladiesscottishopen.com.
Georgia Oboh, the first Nigerian golfer to win her card on the LET, was selected for a coveted tournament invite by title sponsor, Aberdeen Standard Investments. Both for the accolades she has received in her short professional career but also to provide inspiration and opportunities for the next generation of talented women to participate in events of this stature.
Oboh said: “I’m really grateful to receive this invitation into such an important event on the LET and LPGA Tours. I have been working very hard to be ready to play amongst so many of the world’s best players and I think it will give me invaluable experience as I work towards achieving my dream of being the first Nigerian to win on the professional golf circuit.”
Dryburgh is Scotland’s highest ranked player at No.227 on the Rolex Rankings.
The field for the 2020 event is stronger than last year with three of the world’s top ten ranked players on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings in the field – Japan’s Nasa Hataoka,(No.4) America’s Danielle Kang (No.5) and Australia’s Minjee Lee. (No.8) There are 22 players ranked within the World’s Top 50, seven of the top 10 players currently leading the LPGA Race to CME and all of the top 20 on the final 2019 LET Order of Merit.