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Last Updated: Tuesday September 27 2005 15:38 GMT

Charley, 9, earns golf event win

Golfing champ Charley Hull
A nine-year-old from Kettering has got the golfing world talking after winning a national championship.

Charley Hull held her nerve in a tense play-off final at Turnberry to take the 2005 Health Perception Ladies Gold Union Championship.

In that play-off Charley beat Janice Cloran from Manchester, who is 35 years older than her young opponent.

"I first swung a golf club when I was two and I am so excited to win. I can't believe it," Charley said afterwards.

Golfing champ Charley Hull
Golfing champ Charley Hull gets her trophy from Olympic champ David Wilkie
But even before that play-off Charley had to play some amazing golf just to get to the Championship itself.

Some 24,000 golfers at 1,200 clubs around the country were hoping to tee off at Turnberry, with regional qualifers deciding who earned that prize.

Charley won by four shots to take her qualifier and then held her nerve at Turnberry to take the overall title too.

To find out more about Charley's success on the course and what she hopes to do next, check out Sportsround on Saturday at 11.45am on BBC1.

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