After defying an odd ultimatum from the Ladies Golf Union, English teen amateur standout Charley Hull will be a part of the GB&I Curtis Cup team after all.
The 16-year-old Hull chose playing in the United States – including this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship – over attending what was termed by the LGU a mandatory practice session to qualify for the team headed to Scotland this summer. Initially, LGU officials deemed Hull ineligible to make the eight-player team.
The body was overruled, however, by a panel which decided the team. Hull, who is No. 7 in the women's World Amateur Golf Ranking, is at Mission Hills this week and will be on the Curtis Cup team.
Bizarrely omitted from the team is fellow Englishwoman Lauren Taylor. The teenager and reigning Women's British Amateur winner was left off the final team due to concerns about her fitness. Taylor missed the same practice session as Hull, unable to hit full shots due to injury.
The United States has won the last seven Curtis Cup matches. The 2012 match will be played June 8-10 at Nairn Golf Club.