Charley Hull shortlisted for young sports personality award

Charley Hull with her award for winning the Northamptonshire Sports Personality of the Year in November
Charley Hull with her award for winning the Northamptonshire Sports Personality of the Year in November
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A teenage golf star from Burton Latimer has been shortlisted for the 2013 Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

Charley Hull, 17, is one of 10 to be nominated for the gong, the winner of which will be announced live at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony on Sunday, December 15.

Charley, who turned professional this year, played a key role in Europe’s Solheim Cup win over the United States in Colorado in August, Europe’s first-ever win on American soil.

She became the youngest player ever to appear for either Europe or the USA, and scored two points out of three. Her results on the LET Tour have also propelled her into the top ten on the Order of Merit.

Nine other teenagers have been nominated for the award, which is for those aged 17 or under. They are Dina Asher-Smith (athletics), James Guy (swimming), Amber Hill (shooting), Adnan Januzaj (football), Jess Judd (athletics), Amy Marren (Paralympic swimming), Rebekah Tiler (weightlifting), Isaac Towers (wheelchair athletics) and Kimberley Woods (canoe slalom).

Previous winners of the award have included Wayne Rooney in 2002, Andy Murray in 2004, Ellie Simmonds in 2008 and Tom Daley in 2007, 2009 and 2010.