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Charley Hull Plans Dual-Tour Schedule for 2014
Charley Hull is set to divide her time between the Europe and USA when the 2014 season commences after enjoying plenty of success in her debut professional season.
Hull, 17, won the Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year award after holding off stiff competition from England’s Holly Clyburn, 22, at the season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters, where she tied for an eighth-place finish.
The Northamptonshire golfers said: "I didn't go to LPGA Qualifying School, but I've got six or seven invites.
"It'll be half and half on each Tour. I don't want to go straight to America."
She added: "I'm already in a few of the majors, but I don't want to ruin my childhood - I still want to see my mates."
Hull enjoyed five runner-up finishes this year and accumulated almost 136,000 euros in prize money. She came just above fellow debutant professional Clyburn by 19, 844 euros in the Ladies European Order of Merit.
Norwegian Suzann Pettersen, 32, claimed the title with winnings of 518, 448 euros.
Hull also enjoyed much success in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory over the USA in Colorado, beating 27-year-old Paula Creamer 5&4 in the final day’s singles. The BBC has also nominated her for the Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
On her debut season and nomination by the BBC, Hull said: "It's been a really good season and to win Rookie of the Year tops it all off.
"It's an honour to be nominated for Young Sports Personality. That event should be a lot of fun.
"Next year, I just want to get that [first tournament] win and then I'll be super happy."