England international Sammy Fuller has just scored a record seventh win in the Florida Junior International Championship.
The 16-year-old from Roehampton in Surrey has worked her through the age groups, winning title after title since her first success as a nine-year-old in 2008.
She was also champion in 2009, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13 and now, in the 2015 event. In 2014 she missed the championship to play in the Junior Orange Bowl in Miami.
In this year’s championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie, Florida, the weather conditions were tough with temperatures reaching an unseasonal 30deg C and winds gusting up to 15- 20 mph
Fuller responded with scores of 74-71-74 on the Ryder Course to win the 15-17 girls’ title by one shot. Her long game was in great form and she hit 49 of the 54 greens in regulation, but found the greens tricky.
Her younger sister, Annabell, 13, was also on good form and was third in the 13-14 age group with scores of 71 76 75.
Sammy Fuller helped England win both the women’s and girls’ Home Internationals in 2015 and tied for the Irish U18 stroke play championship, but was denied the title in a play-off.