In 2016, Charley earned her first win on the LPGA at the final tournament of the year, the CME Group Tour Championship, and on the LET, she recorded a best finish of 2nd at the season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. She represented GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and posted T7th.
In 2015, her 3rd year on tour, Charley played in 11 LET tournaments and recorded 6 top 10 finishes including a season-best of T2nd at the RACV Ladies Masters. She ended 8th on the LET Order of Merit with earnings of 135,416.34 euros. Among the year’s highlights was her 2nd appearance in The Solheim Cup, where she represented Europe at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
In 2014, her 2nd year on tour, Charley made history by becoming the youngest winner of the 2014 Ladies European Tour ISPS HANDA Order of Merit title, just 12 months after being named Rookie of the Year. With season’s earnings of €263,096.69, the 18-year-old from England finished €29,808 ahead of second placed Gwladys Nocera. From 17 events played, she posted 9 top 10 finishes including her first professional victory at the Lalla Meryem Cup, at Golf de L’Océan in Morocco, which she won four days before her 18th birthday.
In 2013, her rookie season on the LET, Charley won the Rolex Rookie of the Year title and was the youngest Solheim Cup player in history, aged 17. As a Cup rookie, she helped to win the event for first time on US soil. She played in 15 tournaments on the LET and posted 10 top-10 finishes, including five consecutive second places.
At The Solheim Cup, the teenage sensation won two of her three matches including the second singles match against Paula Creamer, where she won by 5&4.
Between the age of 13 and 16 won the following tournaments:- The Leveret, Hampshire Rose, Woburn GC Ladies Club Championship (gaining course record of 8 under in one round), ID Jones / Doherty Championship Florida, Welsh Open Stroke play, English Stroke play, Harder Hall Invitational Florida,
Made cut in following pro tournaments: 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Irish Ladies Open, ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters. Member of the victorious 2012 GB&I Curtis Cup Team. Winner of BBC Eastern Region Young Sports Personality of the year. Career highlights include playing in Kraft Nabisco, reaching No 3 in the world amateur rankings in 2012 and being a member of winning Curtis Cup team 2012. Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T36th.
Born in Kettering, England… started to play golf at Kettering Golf Club in 2001 aged five. First coach at Kettering GC was Kevin Theobald. Height: 5ft 6in tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Currently attached to Woburn Golf Club, England. Coached by Lee Scarbrow at John O’Gaunt Golf Club, England. Hobbies include cinema, Facebook, Twitter and socialising. Twitter: @HullCharley
(1) 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup, Morocco
(2) 2013, 2015