DORSET’S Georgia Hall could be in line for another sizeable payday after making the cut in the £2.7million KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Chicago.

The Wimborne-based 21-year-old added a superb four-under-par 67 to her first round 76 and squeezed in by one shot with the cut falling at two-over at Olympia Fields.

Hall, who partnered major winners Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome in her first two rounds, is one of 74 players who will be chasing big cheques in one of women’s golf’s richest tournaments.

She received special exemption to compete in her first major outside of Britain and looked set to be heading home early after finishing her first round languishing in 120th place.

But after shooting one of the lowest rounds of the second day, the 2013 British Amateur champion reached her first cut in a major since finishing 29th in the British Open at Royal Birkdale in 2014.

Her exploits were even more impressive considering the former Elmrise Primary and Oakmead College pupil had not played competitively since lining up in the Estrella Damn Mediterranean Open in Spain in April.

Twice US Women’s Amateur champion Danielle Kang and South Korean Kim Sei-young shared the lead at the halfway stage with a host of big names queuing up close behind in the second major of the season.

Their seven-under 135 total kept them one stroke ahead of the South Korean trio of Amy Yang, Chella Choi and Lee Mi-hyang, as well as England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Hall’s playing partner Lincicome.

New world number one Ryu So-yeon and defending champion Brooke Henderson are among a group two back, with ex-number one Lydia Ko – who Hall shared the silver medal with at the 2013 British Open – and Michelle Wie trailing by three.