Hull beats Creamer for Sunday's first singles point


PARKER, Colo. – Charley Hull was Europe’s darling Sunday at Colorado Golf Club.

The 17-year-old from England continued her impressive introduction at the Solheim Cup, routing Paula Creamer, 5 and 4, to give the Euros their first point in Sunday’s singles.

How charming is she? Walking off the 14th green, where Hull clinched the match, she asked Creamer to autograph a golf ball. She told Creamer she had a friend back home who was a big fan. Creamer happily obliged.

Hull made five birdies to Creamer’s two in giving Europe an early boost in the second match out. Hull never seemed nervous in her Solheim Cup debut just six months after turning pro.

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“I don’t really feel that nervous,” Hull said. “I know I’m not going to die if I hit a bad shot. You just find it and hit it again.”  

Creamer has probably seen enough of Hull this week. In the Saturday afternoon fourballs leadoff match, Hull and Jodi Ewart Shadoff teamed to defeat Creamer and Lexi Thompson, 2 up, and spark a 4-0 Euro sweep in the session.

Hull’s ball striking was so sharp Sunday, she could have won in an even larger rout. She missed three putts of 4 feet over the first eight holes and still made the turn to the back nine 3 up.

In her Solheim rookie debut, Hull’s record is 2-1.