Gabriella Cowley has set her sights firmly on making 2014 even better than 2013 after winning the England Golf girls’ order of merit.
The 17-year-old began the year by forming part of the British team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
And her appearance was an historic one as she became one of ten golfers to represent Britain at an IOC-sanctioned even in more than a century.
She was also one of just five women to be the first ever to do so however she couldn’t mark the occasion with a medal, finishing her four rounds one-over par for fifth.
Since Cowley has climbed almost 500 places in the world amateur rankings this year and qualified for the Women’s British Open.
Cowley has also represented both the England girls’ and ladies’ teams and is joined high up in the order of merit by a familiar face.
Australian Youth Olympic individual gold medallist Georgia Hall is second while Cowley herself is fifth in the ladies’ order of merit.
But the 17-year-old isn’t prepared to rest on her laurels and wants to surpass everything she’s achieved this year next year.
“I am really happy to win the order of merit, it’s a big achievement and it means a lot,” said Cowley, who will remain an amateur in 2014.
“I’ve worked very hard this year, both during last winter and through the playing season, and this shows that it’s paying off.
“Next year is going to be even better. “I shall just work harder and hopefully win a few more titles.”
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