DORSET star Georgia Hall reckons ruthlessness with the putter is key to cracking the LPGA Tour.

In her rookie season on the megabucks circuit, the world number 37 has missed four cuts and has finished inside the top 20 once in 10 events.

Those results illustrate a step up in class from the Ladies' European Tour, which Wimborne-based Hall last year dominated in prize money terms despite not winning an event.

The 22-year-old is tomorrow due to tackle the Shoprite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey, with £1.3million up for grabs.

And the former Oakmead College pupil admits she wants to see more putts drop at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

Speaking to the LPGA Tour, Hall said: “I believe my long game has been really good all year, probably the best it's ever been. I've missed some cuts, so it's all down to putting.

“It's still the first half of the season and I'm not panicking. My game's there, it's just my putting has let me down.

"I had some good results to start the year. You have just got to be patient and take it as it comes.”

Hall is set to tee it up at 7.37am UK time, with Spain's Maria Hernandez and the United States' Tiffany Joh her playing partners.

The Shoprite LPGA Classic is one of three 54-hole tournaments on the schedule, alongside the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and the TOTO Japan Classic.

Reigning champion In-Kyung Kim is one of four past winners in the field, the others being two-time winners Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis, and 2013 victor Karrie Webb.