The LPGA has its first positive COVID-19 result. Mexico’s Gaby Lopez, a winner on the LPGA this season, has withdrawn and is self-isolating, the tour released in a statement. Lopez is working with the LPGA and local health officials on contact tracing.
“I was very excited to get back to playing on tour after this long break and while I’m disappointed that I’ll have to wait a little longer, I am glad that I was able to get tested and to make sure I do not put anyone else at risk,” Lopez said. “I am self-isolating and will be following all the CDC and LPGA guidelines to get back to competing on Tour in a safe manner. I’m feeling good and looking forward to when I can return to playing on Tour.”
Lopez will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. She will take another saliva test on the 10th day and undergo a medical evaluation before she can be cleared to return to competition. She is scheduled to compete next in the Aberdeen Stanford Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
The tour plans to release full pre-tournament resting results later this week. The Drive On is set to begin on July 31 at the Inverness Club in Toledo. It’s the first tournament back since the tour was shut down in mid-February due to COVID-19.