SAMMY FULLER ON WAY BACK
SAMMY FULLER'S PARIS PERFORMANCE INDICATES 2017 WILL BE A GOOD YEAR
Sammy Fuller is looking to get her promising golfing career back on course this year and her performance in the French Under-21 championships at Paris St Cloud suggest that she will succeed.
She was the leading British qualifier in T7 position after 36 holes and reached the quarter-finals of the Esmond Trophy.
In her father's words, "Sammy has had a rotten three years."
At the beginning of 2014 she injured her wrist at "The Sally" in Florida.
"We had a year of pain, rest, medication and many diagnoses until finally Sammy had an MRI scan which showed a torn cartilage!" added Mr Fuller.
"She was operated on and six weeks later was pain free! Sammy was getting back to full strength until she was struck with tonsillitis, four times in six months!
"She was constantly tired, and was then diagnosed last May with glandular fever which lasted till August
"Sammy played three tournaments in August still feeling tired and the week before being hit with another three bouts of tonsillitis.
"We went to Florida in December and she was hit with another bout of tonsillitis, so bad that after her final round at Doral she was rushed to hospital and had an emergency operation.
"Since then she has got stronger and stronger and is now finally back to full fitness. That is why we are so proud of how she did in Paris last week.
"Through all these problems Sammy has never given up and played through a lot of pain, never making excuses!!
"Hopefully we can now have a healthy 2017 and she can compete on a level playing field. At 17 years of age, she is a very determined young lady!