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Starting the final round one stroke behind third-round leader Momoko Ueda, Dryburgh had two birdies before the turn at par-72 Seta Golf Course in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, and then caught fire on the back nine.
The LPGA Tour regular birdied the par-4 No. 11 and then had three straight birdies from No. 13 before closing with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to finish at 20-under 268.
"It has been a dream for a long time and a lot of hard work has gone into this," Dryburgh said. "It means so much as it is a life-changing win. I was nervous, I'm not going to lie, but I was incredibly calm and focused on my breathing."
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Author: Jim Armstrong
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