DORSET’S Georgia Hall said she was “really pleased” with second place at the Cambia Portland Classic – despite seeing the overnight lead slip from her grasp.

The former Oakmead College pupil led by two heading into the final day in Oregon but an expensive three-over-par 75 saw her deposed by Marina Alex.

The American came from six shots back to seal a surprise four-shot victory thanks to a superb 65.

Wimborne-based Hall, who earned £92,000 for her efforts, told the LPGA Tour website: “I came second, it was still a great tournament for me and I'm really pleased.

“It's really hard to get to the pins and even level par would have been a good score, so I wasn't too far away from that.

“My tempo wasn’t quite there and I hit some good putts which didn’t quite go in. But that’s golf.”

Hall’s second place completed a trio of top-10 finishes at high-profile events for local golfers at the weekend.

Ferndown-affiliated Hayley Davis tied for seventh at the Allerum Open in Sweden on the LET Access Series, while Remedy Oak’s Jack Singh Brar won his second professional title and first on the European Challenge Tour, the Cordon Golf Open in north-west France.

Hall is due to tee it up at the final Major of the year, the Evian Championship, a week on Thursday.