Early risers take advantage of calm conditions to lead fog-delayed Scottish Open

Gemma Dryburgh’s alarm went off at 3:30 a.m., local time on Thursday as she was set to hit the first tee shot at the Aberdeen Standard (...)

Early risers take advantage of calm conditions to lead fog-delayed Scottish Open

Gemma Dryburgh’s alarm went off at 3:30 a.m., local time on Thursday as she was set to hit the first tee shot at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at 6:30 a.m. But eight minutes out from walking to the tee, officials delayed the event due to heavy fog. Tee times were ultimately delayed two hours at The Renaissance Club.

Dryburgh, who admittedly isn’t a morning person, got off to a hot start with five birdies in a six-hole stretch. The Scot, who is playing some of the best golf of career this summer, finished at 2-under 69, two strokes behind leader Nicole Broch Larsen.

“I just started using AimPoint at the start of this year,” said Dryburgh. “I think that’s really helped a lot just kind of focusing on a specific line, I think beforehand, like in the past, I’ve kind of always second-guessed myself.”

Play was suspended at 8:35 p.m., due to darkness, with 27 players (nine groups) yet to finish. The first round will resume at 8 a.m., on Friday, with the second round beginning on time at 6:30 a.m.

Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark during the first round. Credit: Tristan Jones.

Broch Larsen, who also teed off in the morning’s calm conditions, had only 26 putts in her opening round. It’s her second start of the 2020 season. She tied for 21st at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

“I’m a home person and I love being home. So to me, it’s definitely been a good period, even though I of course wanted to play tournament golf,” said Broch Larsen, who got engaged to boyfriend Kasper Estrup over the break. “For me personally, it’s been really good, and it’s not a different Nicole, but I feel like I’m in a better place and I felt that on the course today. I was more relaxed and whenever I hit a bad shot, I kind of moved on faster than normally.”

Five players are one shot back in a share of second: Amy Olson, Jennifer Song, Olivia Cowan, Emily Pedersen and Azahara Munoz.

Pedersen won on the ECCO Tour against the men in Denmark over the break, carding rounds of 66-67 to clip Oliver Suhr by one at Romo Golf Club and earn about $5,150. She also won an amateur event on the Danish Golf Union’s Elite Tour. In Denmark, pros are allowed to compete in amateur tournaments.

Danielle Kang, winner of the past two events in Toledo, opened with an even-par 71 and is tied for 22nd.

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MASHPEE, MA – Cape Cod in early autumn is among the most treasured travel and golfing destinations. The crowds lessen as summer wanes, (...)

Ideal Time to Visit Cape Cod: Weekday, Fall Stay & Play at the Club at New Seabury

MASHPEE, MA – Cape Cod in early autumn is among the most treasured travel and golfing destinations. The crowds lessen as summer wanes, the daylight air is perfect for golf and other outdoor activities, and the nights are crisp and comfortable.

The Club at New Seabury is the place to be. Stunning ocean views frame this 1,500-acre property, which boasts two, recently renovated championship golf courses and Sea Quarters accommodations. Whether you are visiting, exploring a club membership or second/new home, The Club at New Seabury offers all you could hope for. This premier Private Golf Community boasts resort amenities and both fine and casual dining, all with spectacular views of the iconic Nantucket Sound.

The Club at New Seabury

Golf enthusiasts will be delighted and challenged at the Ocean Course and Dunes Course, and also have unlimited use of the resort’s practice facility and professional instruction. If you want to complement your golf experience with other recreational interests, there is no shortage of activities at New Seabury between the Athletic Club (Fitness, Pool* and Tennis*) and nearby beach (through Columbus Day). If you stay on property, you can dine at the upscale 95 Shore restaurant and bar, visit The Sand Wedge Bistro for breakfast and lunch, or visit nearby classic Cape Cod venues.

New Seabury pool at beach club

“The best way to discover Cape Cod is through New Seabury. If you’re returning, we have polished up our jewel and believe we offer a most welcoming, stunning experience in New England. You can stay put here and enjoy our all-inclusive accommodations and world-class amenities,” said Chris Card, President and Executive Director of The Club at New Seabury. “The fall is the ideal time to visit us with beautiful weather and fewer people. There’s so much to do, or you can sit back, relax and enjoy doing nothing.”

For reservations, call 508-539-8322 or visit www.NewSeabury.com.

Clubhouse at New Seabury

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