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Golf: Dorset's Georgia up for Young Sports Personality of the Year award
DORSET golf sensation Georgia Hall could follow in the illustrious footsteps of Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Tom Daley after being nominated for a prestigious award.
The Remedy Oak star is among the 10 contenders on the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award 2012.
Hall will be hoping to celebrate yet more silverware when the top three is announced in mid-December before the winner is unveiled live at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony at ExCel in London on Sunday, December 16.
Previous winners of the gong include London 2012 star Daley (2007, 2009, 2010), England striker Rooney (2002) and US Open tennis champion Murray (2004).
This latest honour for Hall recognises her impressive string of achievements in recent years.
British girls’ champion Hall, 16, became the first English player to be crowned Europe’s number one female amateur since the ladies’ European amateur ranking system began in 2005.
She is also fourth in the women’s world amateur rankings and was a semi-finalist in the British women’s amateur and French lady junior championships.
Hall had previously claimed victories in the Critchley Salver, the Hampshire Rose and the Roehampton Gold Cup, as well as finishing second in the English women’s amateur championship.
The other youngsters shortlisted for the BBC prize, who all had to be aged 16 or under on January 1, are Jessica-Jane Applegate, Olivia Breen, Josef Craig, Kyle Edmund, Quillan Isidore, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Saskia Sills, Rebecca Tunney and Kimberley Woods.