Positive coronavirus test for international Burton Latimer golfer Charley Hull

The golfer has had to withdraw from a major tournament

By Kate Cronin
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:14 pm
Charley Hull
Charley Hull

Charley Hull has tested positive for Covid-19.

England’s number one ladies golfer, who still lives in Burton Latimer, confirmed tonight (Tuesday, September 8) she has had a positive coronavirus test and, as such, has had to withdraw from the second major tournament of the season.

Charley, 24, reported feeling mild symptoms but her illness was picked up as part of the LPGA Tour screening process.

She will now not take part in the ANA Inspiration contest.

Speaking on social media tonight, Charley said: “I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from what is one of my favourite events of the year but wish everyone the best luck at this week’s tournament and look forward to when I can return to playing on tour.”

Charley has had to withdraw from the tournament which is due to take place in California and is now believed to be self-isolating on the West coast of America.

A statement said: “As part of the LGPA Tour’s Covid testing prices I was informed this morning that I tested positive for Covid-19 and I have withdrawn from the ANA Inspiration.

”I didn’t feel great yesterday but I put it down to jet lag, the heat and my asthma playing up.

”I now realise I have some mild symptoms which feel similar to having a cold and I am self-isolating and working with a tour on contact tracing.”