Junior Solheim Cup star Florentyna Parker is England’s top girl golfer.
The Royal Birkdale player led a Lancashire whitewash at the top of the table, with the Manchester pair, Rachel Connor and Kelly Tidy, filling second and third places.
Florentyna’s success comes at the end of a season in which she won the French lady junior title and was runner-up in the British strokeplay championship.
The 18-year-old helped England to a bronze medal in the European team championship and played a crucial role in Europe’s Junior Solheim Cup win. She had a 100 per cent record in the series, winning all three of her matches against the Americans.
Despite her successes Florentyna was surprised to win the order of merit, which is sponsored by One Up Golf.
Florentyna lives in Germany, where her father is a golf professional, and she said: “I never thought I could win this because I don’t play all the counting tournaments. It’s great, especially to win it in my last year as a junior.”
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