DORSET'S Georgia Hall warmed up for the prestigious US Women's Open in perfect fashion by earning her biggest prize pot to date.

The 21-year-old finished tied eighth in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida, Wisconsin, an event she had qualified for days earlier.

Terrific rounds of 69, 68, 69 and 66 saw Wimborne-based Hall finish on 16 under par, a score which banked her nearly £35,000.

Competing in her second LPGA event of the season, the former Canford Kid was just six shots adrift of champion Katherine Kirk.

The achievement is all the more impressive considering Hall has played in just one tournament since the end of April – the Women's PGA Championship – which was contested the week before Thornberry Creek.

The leading European in Wisconsin, Hall will now turn her attention to the US Open, an event she qualified for by virtue of her lofty finish in last season's Ladies' European Tour rankings.

Hall made her debut in the all-star competition in 2015 after being elevated to the field from first reserve following the withdrawal of South Korean player Se Ri Pak.