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5 things you may not know about Georgia Hall

The 22-year-old was named in honour of Nick Faldo’s 1996 Masters victory at Augusta National in Georgia.

England’s Georgia Hall won the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five things you may not know about the 22-year-old.

1. Nick name

Georgia Hall’s name derives from a tournament Nick Faldo won (Nick Potts/PA)

She was named in honour of Nick Faldo’s 1996 Masters victory at Augusta National in Georgia. Hall was born during the second round on April 12.

2. Keeping it in the family

Wayne Hall, left, was on the bag for his daughter (Richard Sellers/PA)

Although her father Wayne was on the bag at Royal Lytham, Hall’s regular caddie is her boyfriend Harry Tyrrell, himself an aspiring professional. The pair met via Instagram.

3. She has drive

Ahead of a tournament in Abu Dhabi last year, Hall hit a drive of 579 yards on Yas Marina race track, believed to be the world’s longest drive by a female golfer.

4. A Hull of a partnership

Charley Hull struck up a fine partnership with Georgia Hall (Jane Barlow/PA)

Hall and partner Charley Hull reached the quarter-finals of the GolfSixes event in May this year, Hall holing from 20 feet for an eagle on the final hole to secure a 1-1 draw with the England Men’s team of Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace. Hall and Hull then thrashed South Africa’s George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous 4-1.

5. Double gold

Hall won two gold medals in the Australian Youth Olympics Festival in Sydney in 2013, claiming the individual women’s title and helping Great Britain secure the team competition.

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