Pro golf sensation Charley Hull to play Rutland County ladies champion

England's Charley Hull, tees off the second hole during the first round of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland, Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
England's Charley Hull, tees off the second hole during the first round of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland, Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Ladies European Tour sensation Charley Hull will be playing an exhibition match at Rutland County Golf Club on Friday next week.

Hull, who made her professional debut in March 2013 and reeled off five consecutive second place finishes on the Ladies European Tour, will play with the club’s own teenage ladies champion Imogen Huxley.

Hull finished her first professional season with ten top-ten finishes on the Ladies European Tour, and finished sixth on the tour’s Order of Merit.

With her strong debut, Hull was named 2013 LET Rookie of the Year and was shortlisted for the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

In August 2013, she was selected by European Solheim Cup captain Liselotte Neumann to compete in the 2013 Solheim Cup, the youngest person ever to play in the tournament.

The team was the first European Solheim squad to win on US soil with a final score of 18-10. Hull contributed 2 points, including a 5 & 4 singles win over Paula Creamer.

On February 21, the match at Rutland County Golf Course will tee off at about 10.30am and everyone, especially juniors, are encouraged to watch.

Huxley, 17, who is studying for her A-levels at Stamford High School, will be no walk-over.

She has been a member at Rutland County for over 10 years and has a handicap of five.

Huxley has been Club Lady Champion four years out of the last five. She is Junior Girls County Captain this season and is inthe National Girls coaching set-up.

Hull, who was introduced to golf by her father at Kettering Golf Course, is keen to promote junior golf development and hopes that potential golfers of the future will come along and be inspired.