England international Sammy Fuller has just won her first tournament on the US women’s college circuit, less than a year after she had a kidney removed.
Fuller, a student at Keiser University in Florida, shot four-under par over three rounds on the Palmer course at PGA National and won by 12 shots.
The 19-year-old from Roehampton, Surrey, established a three-shot lead over the first 36 holes and finished with a bogey-free round of three under.
“This was a great achievement for Sammy, especially after having a kidney removed earlier this year,” commented her father, Ashley.
The PGA National has always been a good hunting ground for Fuller who won five straight Honda Junior Classics there.
She has recently returned to her US university after a successful summer’s golf when her results included finishing runner-up in the English women’s match play championship. Fuller, who first played for England as a 14-year-old, was on duty this summer in the Women’s Home Internationals.
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