Annabell Fuller saw off fellow England International Lily May Humphreys to win the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago yesterday.
The 15-year-old, who first picked up a club at the age of three, bettered elder sister, Sammy, a runner-up in the Algarve event in 2013. She fired rounds of 71, 74 and 70 to storm to victory by thirteen shots from Humphreys, who was a distant second on 12-over-par.
“This is close to the biggest win of my career,” said Fuller, the English Girls’ Under-16 champion.
With a seven-shot lead at the turn, Fuller really turned the screw as she mustered five birdies in all, including a fine greenside chip in at the penultimate hole.
“This is such an honour,” she added. “There are so many who have won this and gone on to win big championships. One day I hope I can follow in their footsteps.”
The event is considered a junior major with former winners include Melissa Reid and Carly Booth.
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