DORSET’S Georgia Hall recovered from an indifferent start to put herself in good shape at the Shoprite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey.

Hall, in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour, started her first round on the 10th at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and racked up bogies on three of her first seven holes.

And although a birdie at the 18th saw her reach the turn in two-over, another dropped shot at the second left her with plenty to do to repair the early damage.

But the tenacious 22-year-old, who lives in Wimborne, dug deep to card birdies on the third, sixth and ninth to sign for an eventful level-par opening round 71.

Hall showed her liking for the front nine when she picked up no fewer than four birdies at the start of her second round and reached the turn in 33, four-under.

A dropped shot at the 14th pegged her back before she completed the set of carding birdies on all the par fives in her first two rounds with another at the 18th.

Hall, who had just 26 putts in her second round, added a 67 to her opening 71 – her two-round total of 138 leaving her tied 14th at four-under and in sight of the leaders with just 18 holes to play.

The Shoprite LPGA Classic is one of three 54-hole tournaments on the schedule and carries a purse of £1.3million.