Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh seemed easily in control of her Round-of-16 match with Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn, holding a 3-up lead through 13 holes. But as happens so often in match play, that power dynamic quickly changed. Jutanugarn won four of the last five holes, nailing a birdie at No. 18 to tie the match and send the pair back to No. 10 for the only playoff of the morning round.
Four holes later and Dryburgh continued her magic run in Las Vegas, draining a long birdie putt from off the green at No. 13 to secure the victory. Dryburgh was on site as the first alternate and only booked her spot in the field late Tuesday night after Anna Nordqvist withdrew.
“Amazing golf from both of us,” said Dryburgh, who is looking for her first LPGA Tour victory. “I was hoping to get done earlier, but I'm glad to get it done. At least it was only four more extra holes. I thought we were going to go even more.”