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Solheim Starlet Hull Seeking LPGA Permission
Solheim Cup starlet Charley Hull has taken a step towards realising her dream of mixing it with the world's top pros on the LPGA Tour.
Hull, who has enjoyed a stunning season on European turf, is quickly setting about proving that she isn't to be written off despite her tender years, and showed this with an awesome 5&4 Solheim singles win over Paula Creamer.
Hull has applied for special dispensation to play on the LPGA despite being only 17, and she's been given the nod by Michael Whan, the LPGA commissioner.
Technically Hull doesn't meet the requirements to compete in the LPGA's Q-School, as you need to have turned 18 by January 1st, but Whan clearly believes she's worth her salt.
Other phenoms have faced similar scrutiny over the past couple of years, including Lexi Thompson who was given the same permission aged just 16, and Thai-wonder Ariya Jutanugarn who was denied under similar circumstances.
Hull, though, has been granted permission to compete, and plans now to feature at Plantation Country Club in October in the wake of her stunning Solheim debut.