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12 The Daily Telegraph Friday 3 July 2020 ** Sport Dryburgh sets up double celebratio­n after best win of career in Rose Series MPs to examine lack of black leaders in sports’ governing bodies GOLF CORRESPOND­ENT Exclusive By James Corrigan By Ben Rumsby clear as she came to the final hole, but a bogey offered Dryburgh, the 27-year-old from Aberdeen, an opportunit­y she was not to forsake. With back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th, before another on the 16th and then a 15-footer for a par on the 17th, Dryburgh posted a back-nine 32 and a three-under 69. And even though John, 61, is an accountant, his mathematic­al skills were not required to confirm that Dryburgh had beaten Hall by a shot, along with another Englishwom­an in Cara Gainer. “This is the biggest win of my career so far,” said Dryburgh, who also won on the Australian Tour three years ago. “Just look at the field. It was almost like an LPGA Tour event, with Georgia, Charley [Hull] and Bronte [Law] and, of course, Dame Laura [Davies]. I didn’t have the best front nine, but I slam-dunked my bunker shot on the 10th for a birdie and that got me going. The coronaviru­s rules say your caddie must be from the same household, and it was so great to have Dad here. We have a good record together, as he was with me at the Q-Schools when I got my Tour cards, so my normal caddie should look out!” For Hall, this was a big disappoint­ment, but the 24-year-old was playing in her first tournament for almost five months. Hull, who won the first Rose Series event at Brokenhurs­t Manor two weeks ago, finished tied for fourth on one under and in a group that included amateur Lily May Humphreys. This was a spectacula­r display for the 18-year-old who had realistic hopes of victory following a birdie on the 16th, but a bogey on the 17th halted her charge. One further behind, in a tie for eighth, was her fellow amateur, 17-year-old Ellie Gower. With a trip to Open venue Royal St George’s next Thursday, there is ever-growing enthusiasm for this mini-circuit, hastily set up last month by Rose and his wife, Kate, in response to the country’s top female pros facing the prospect of a blank summer. There is a £20,000 bonus for whoever tops the American Golf Order of Merit after the three-day Computacen­ter Grand Final held on Aug 5-7 at North Hants, The Berkshire and Wentworth, but although Dryburgh has leapt to second on the standings, behind Hull, her series will sadly end next week on the Kent coast. “I have to go over to America to quarantine, so I can play in the first two events when the LPGA resumes,” Dryburgh said. “It’s a shame, but I’ll always remember this win. And we’ll have double reason to celebrate tonight as it’s my parents’ 38th wedding anniversar­y.” Olesen back Ban lifted due to court delay Scot cards 69 to see off Hall by one shot in dramatic finish Father takes caddie role on 38th wedding anniversar­y MPs are to examine the exclusion of black people from sport’s corridors of power after an investigat­ion by exposed just how few there were on the boards of national governing bodies and football clubs. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee will today announce a one-off session, prompted by a report last month that revealed just three per cent of directors of taxpayerfu­nded sports organisati­ons were black and that no Premier League club and virtually no English Football League club had a black owner, chairman or chief executive. The findings led the Government to order an imminent review of rules governing the make-up of sports boards, amid calls from campaigner­s for the industry to be set a 20 per cent ethnicity target. The select committee could make recommenda­tions to that review following next week’s session, which chairman Julian Knight confirmed would be held on Tuesday. “This was very much prompted by expose,” he said. “We want to know why it is that we aren’t seeing the representa­tion we should do at the top levels of sport.” Among the witnesses will be Eniola Aluko, who previously gave explosive evidence to the committee about how she was racially abused by Mark Sampson, the England Women manager, and how the Football Associatio­n had failed to investigat­e it properly. She will be joined by Huw Edwards, chief executive of UKactive and Paul Cleal, a black board member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The Daily Telegraph Thorbjorn Olesen is free to play in the forthcomin­g “UK swing” after the European Tour lifted the indefinite suspension on the Dane, who is awaiting trial on a sexual assault charge. The Ryder Cup golfer’s playing privileges were put on hold last August “pending a legal outcome”, after he was charged on three counts following an incident on a flight from Nashville to London after the World Golf Championsh­ip event in Memphis. It is alleged that the then 29-year-old abused passengers and crew and then “molested” a woman. Olesen has pleaded not guilty to three charges. The trial was scheduled for May, but because of a backlog of cases, has been pushed back to December 2021. Georgia Hall knows how special it feels for a profession­al to win a tournament with their father as caddie, and although the status of the Rose Ladies Series event hosted at The Buckingham­shire yesterday hardly compares to a major, nobody should doubt Gemma Dryburgh’s joy. With her father, John, on the bag, Dryburgh, the world No 221, overhauled Hall, the 2018 Women’s British Open champion, in a dramatic finish at the Denham course. Hall was two Telegraph The Telegraph Database Football Premier League Sky Bet Championsh­ip Golf ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC rd leaders 65—D Redman; S Stallings; K Kisner; 66—C Seiffert; P Malnati; E Grillo M Wallace B DeChambeau; J.J. Spaun; 67—R Werenski; H Norlander C Kirk; H Swafford; L Glover; J Hahn; A Hadwin R Fowler; S Power Also: 68—T Hatton (Detroit)-1st Hull Middlesbro­ugh (1) 2 Kane 8 Wilks 90 (1) 1 Assombalon­ga 4 pen (US unless stated): Man City Liverpool (3) 4 De Bruyne 25 pen Sterling 35 Foden 45 Oxlade-Chamberlai­n 66 og (1) 3 (0) 0 (Argentina); (GB); HOME AWAY (Sweden); Pts P W D L F A W D L F A GD (Canada); Leeds Utd 40 West Brom 40 Brentford 40 Nottm Forest40 Fulham 40 Cardiff 40 Derby 40 Swansea 40 Preston 40 Blackburn 40 Millwall 40 Bristol City 40 Sheff Wed 40 Wigan 40 QPR 40 Reading 40 Birmingham 40 Charlton 40 Hull 40 Huddersfie­ld 40 Middlesbro 40 Stoke 40 Barnsley 40 Luton 40 12 5 3 30 14 10 4 6 30 19 27 75 (Rep of Ireland). (GB) 8 8 3 36 23 12 6 3 31 15 29 74 Sheff Utd Tottenham (0) 1 Rugby League Berge 31 Mousset 69 McBurnie 84 Atalanta 2 Napoli 0-Roma 0 Udinese 2. Kane 90 11 5 3 37 15 9 4 8 33 18 37 69 NRL: Melbourne 27 Sydney 25. 10 4 6 24 20 8 9 3 29 20 13 67 Fixtures Football 12 2 6 32 23 7 8 5 22 21 10 67 ITALY: TOP 9 9 2 28 17 6 7 7 29 34 6 61 HOME AWAY Pts P W D L F A W D L F A GD 11 7 2 30 14 5 5 10 25 38 3 60 SKY BET CHAMPIONSH­IP Charlton v Millwall (8.15) Juventus Lazio Inter Milan Atalanta Roma Napoli AC Milan 29 13 1 0 35 10 10 2 3 24 15 34 72 8 5 7 24 21 6 10 4 26 26 3 57 SKY BET LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFFS SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG 29 12 3 0 41 11 9 2 3 25 17 38 68 11 3 7 36 28 5 6 8 16 22 2 57 29 9 5 1 34 14 10 2 2 28 15 33 64 Fleetwood v Wycombe (7.30) Portsmouth v Oxford Utd (5.30) 9 8 3 27 17 6 3 11 28 33 5 56 29 9 2 4 42 22 9 4 1 40 17 43 60 8 8 4 28 22 5 9 6 19 22 3 56 29 7 3 5 28 22 7 3 4 25 18 13 48 Sport on TV 7 5 7 26 29 8 5 8 27 30 -6 55 29 6 2 6 20 19 7 4 4 26 20 7 45 FOOTBALL: Championsh­ip, Charlton Athletic v Millwall - Sky Sports Main Event, 8pm. League 1 play-offs, Portsmouth v Oxford United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, 5pm; League 1, Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers - Sky Sports Football, 7.15pm. La Liga, Atletico Madrid v Mallorca - LaLigaTV, 9pm. Austrian Grand Prix First Practice Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1, 10am; Second Practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1, 1.45pm. Rocket Mortgage Classic - Sky Sports Golf, 11.30am. 7 6 7 17 25 7 4 9 32 29 -5 52 29 5 5 4 15 15 7 2 6 21 22 -1 43 8 6 6 23 22 5 5 10 22 28 -5 50 SPAIN: Eibar 0 Osasuna 2-Real Sociedad 2 Espanyol 1-Real Madrid 1 Getafe 0. 8 5 8 38 36 6 3 10 21 30 -7 50 7 3 10 24 28 6 7 7 24 20 0 49 TOP HOME AWAY 6 6 8 30 35 6 7 7 21 28-12 49 Pts P W D L F A W D L F A GD FORMULA 1: 8 5 7 26 23 4 5 11 20 31 -8 46 Real Madrid Barcelona Atl Madrid Sevilla Villarreal Getafe R Sociedad 33 13 4 0 36 10 9 4 3 25 11 40 74 7 3 11 29 35 5 6 8 25 33 -14 45 33 15 2 0 50 14 6 5 5 24 21 39 70 7 5 8 24 27 5 4 11 25 36-14 45 33 10 5 1 23 10 5 9 3 20 15 18 59 GOLF: 6 8 6 18 22 4 6 10 22 30-12 44 33 7 7 2 22 14 8 5 4 26 19 15 57 RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL, Canberra Raiders v St. George Illawarra Dragons - Sky Sports Arena, 9am; NRL, Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys - Sky Sports Arena, 10.55am. 8 3 9 29 26 4 4 12 21 35-11 43 33 8 5 3 31 19 8 1 8 22 21 13 54 6 8 7 28 33 4 3 12 17 29-17 41 33 8 6 3 24 15 6 4 6 18 16 11 52 33 9 3 5 31 17 6 2 8 19 25 8 50 7 5 7 28 28 4 2 15 18 45 -27 40

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