Hull becomes youngest to win LET Order of Merit

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Charley Hull became the youngest winner of the Order of Merit on the Ladies European Tour Saturday at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

With a tie for fifth place at the season-ending event, Hull, 18, secured honors as the LET’s leading money winner with 263,096 euros, more than 29,000 euros better than runner up Gwladys Nocera.

“It's good to win,” Hull told reporters in Dubai. “I didn't really know coming into this week. Yeah, just the back nine today, I just thought: `Don't make any silly mistakes.’ I doubled the first but got two birdies on the bounce back so pretty happy with myself there.”

Shanshan Feng won the Dubai Ladies Masters for the second time in three years.

Hull was the LET’s Rookie of the Year at 17 last year and became the youngest player to compete in a Solheim Cup. Last week, she earned conditional status to play the LPGA in 2015 and plans to mix and match LET and LPGA events as she seeks to make the European Solheim Cup team for the matches Sept. 18-20 in Germany.

Hull joins a list of LET Order of Merit winners that includes Annika Sorenstam, Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies, Liselotte Neumann, Suzann Pettersen, Sophie Gustafson and Ai Miyazato.