Charley gets Curtis Cup place

Kettering Golf Club Big Interview Charley Hull.'24/08/11
Kettering Golf Club Big Interview Charley Hull.'24/08/11

Kettering golfer Charley Hull, who is this week due to play in the first LPGA Tour Major of the season the Kraft Nabisco, has been selected for the Curtis Cup team.

The selection panel of the Ladies Golf Union have included her despite having previously dropped her from the team because of her participation in America.

Hull, at number seven the highest British or Irish player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, withdrew from last week’s Curtis Cup team trial at Nairn after being one of five amateurs invited by the sponsors to play in the LPGA Tour event in California.

Now the Selection Panel overturned its original requirement that the terms of the player agreement to attend the team trial must be complied with.

However, Lauren Taylor - the youngest ever winner of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur championship at Royal Portrush GC last June – was not selected because of doubts about her fitness.

She was present but did not play in the Curtis Cup team trial at Nairn, having been nursing an injury for some time. Lauren is unable to play full shots at the moment and the panel felt they could not take a chance on her being 100 per cent fit in time for three days’ play at the highest amateur international level of a Curtis Cup match.