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EDMONTON -- Charley Hull returned to work Tuesday, a New York Yankees baseball cap on her head and her countrys heart on her golf bag. The 17-year-old made headlines and raised expectations sky-high on both sides of the Atlantic with a brilliant performance in the European victory Sunday at the Solheim Cup in Denver. But Hull says nothing has changed. "Ive always aimed high, so Im not really bothered by anyones expectations. Its what I think and what I want to do," said the five-foot-six golfer from Kettering, England, prior to hitting the driving range at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club to prepare for the CN Canadian Womens Open. Hull, the youngest ever to play in the Solheim Cup, racked up an impressive 2-1-0 record and took apart American Paula Creamer 5 and 4 in Sundays singles. "I didnt feel it (the pressure) as much as I thought I would. I felt like it was just another game of golf, you know," said Hull. "The crowds were really, really big. People can find them intimidating, so I just kind of tried to trick my mind (to shut the crowds out) and go out and play my own game." Hull, who turned pro in March, will play in Edmonton as a sponsor exemption, but has already received permission from the LPGA to play on tour before she turns 18. Shell participate in the second stage of Q-school in October, and if all goes well she will be on tour starting Jan. 1. She has already been tearing up the courses so far on the Ladies European tour, with five runner-up finishes -- but says she wants to tee it up with the best. "I want to get on the LPGA," she said. "Everything seems bigger. The players are better. Its just playing in front of bigger crowds more, so its more fun." Hull has already made an impression by not standing out. She has not courted sponsors in order to avoid distractions. Her red and black Titleist golf bag is a monument to minimalism. Aside from her name, there is little to distinguish it -- no puppet heads or cutesy club covers ("Thats not me," she said.) The only personalized item is a fist-sized stuffed heart hanging on the side done up in the flag of Great Britain. Does it have special meaning? Sort of. "My friend gave it to me, so I thought rather than just put it in the (rubbish) bin, Ill put in on the golf bag," she said. How about the Yankees hat? Big fan of Americas iconic sports franchise? No, she said, its just something she picked up in England. "I wear this hat because its more comfortable on my head than the other hats. I dont even know what the (NY) symbol means." Hull is already known for her plain speaking. Recently she said its "silly" for some golf courses to have male-members-only policies, adding, "We are all equals and should be treated as such." Hulls father, David, said she got some of that from him. "Ive always brought her up to tell the truth, and be honest," he said. "I think thats what people should do in life. Say what you see." David, with Charley in Edmonton, said he could see early on that his daughter was wired into golf. "When she was four she just picked it up. She was so gifted. A natural, the way she could hit a golf ball," he said. "I could show you a video of her swing when she was seven. Her swing was pretty similar (to what it is now). "She could use her hands. (The club) seemed to be a part of her. It was strange." It wasnt in the genes, he added. "I didnt start playing golf till I was 45. It doesnt come from me." He said his daughter practises six hours a day and is always about the challenge: challenging the field, challenging herself. "When she was little they used to say Oh, youre a girl, you have to play off the ladies tees, he said. "She would say, I dont want to do that. Im playing with the boys. I want to challenge them. So they let her play off the back tees with the boys." Thats why the LPGA is the next step. 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