Charley Hull captures maiden LPGA title

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• Charley Hull earns first LPGA Tour title in season-ending event
• The 20-year-old won CME Group Tour C'ship with record score
• "It's a pretty cool feeling - hasn't sunk in yet," she said


Charley Hull made it a day to remember for English golf after capturing her maiden LPGA Tour title in the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

Just hours after Matt Fitzpatrick eclipsed a record set by Sir Nick Faldo of the youngest Englishman to three European Tour wins,  Hull became the first player from England to win on the LPGA Tour since Karen Stupples at the 2004 Women’s British Open.
"It hasn't quite sunk in yet" - Charley Hull

Hull held a narrow 54-hole lead, one stroke ahead of playing partners Brittany Lincicome and So Yeon Ryu and, after a nervous start at the start, she steadied herself and pulled ahead by two, before carding a flawless six-under-par 66 to earn a two-shot victory from Ryu.

CME Group Tour Championship - Final Round

"Yeah, it's pretty cool feeling,” said Charley Hull. "Hasn't quite sunk in yet, but I last won on the LET, the European Tour, like two years ago. Had that dry like patch for a few years. Feels good now to get a win.

“To prepare, I just went back to my room and didn’t even really think I was leading. I just spoke to my friends, watched some Snapchat videos with it being Saturday night, went to the gym and watched Netflix."
"I'm feeling pretty good where I am at the moment - mentally very good" - Charley Hull

While also gaining her first LPGA Tour title, which sees her move up to a career-high No.18 in the Rolex Rankings, Hull’s 19-under-par total was also a tournament record score.

"I'm feeling pretty good where I am at the moment - mentally very good," she added. "I didn't swing it amazingly on the front nine but as we got to the back nine, I really got into it."

Does major glory beckon for Charley Hull?

Now that she has her first LPGA Tour title, do you think Charley Hull has what it takes to go on and secure a maiden major title in 2017? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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