DORSET star Georgia Hall revealed her desire to become world number one as she plans for a bigger and better 2019.

The Wimborne-based professional has enjoyed her most successful year to date this season, highlighted by an historic victory at the Women’s British Open back in August.

She has earned $837,678 in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour, a feat which has seen her soar to eighth in the world rankings.

But the 22-year-old is determined to improve further on her glittering achievements, with becoming the highest ranked player on the planet firmly on her agenda.

Asked whether claiming the world number one spot would be her ultimate goal, confident Hall replied: “That is my goal for next year. After winning the British Open I think that is the biggest goal you can have.

“It’s just a case of having a better start to the season and working a lot in my off-time. I know I can do it, it’s just a case of putting in the work.

“I am really going to focus on my world ranking. I want as many wins as I can get next year and first of all I want to play well in America, as well as defend my title.”

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn currently occupies top spot in the world rankings, followed by South Korean pair Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu.

With her LPGA campaign complete, the former Canford Kid is set to return to the Ladies’ European Tour when she tomorrow competes at the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana.

Despite mainly featuring in America this season, Solheim Cup star Hall is set to become youngest player in history to win two Ladies’ European Tour Order of Merit titles, having followed up on her success from 2017.

“It’s very big for me getting two in a row,” said the former Elmrise Primary School pupil.

“It shows my success over the past two years, so I am very happy. It’s nice to be the youngest one to do it and I will see how many more years I can do!

“It’s nice to play on the European Tour for another event. Hopefully the weather will be okay and I’m looking forward to going out there and trying to play as best as I can.

“My priority is the LPGA but the LET has been my home for the past four years. When I have a week off, I try to play a European Tour event. I love coming back and competing with these girls.”

Hall is set to tee it up at La Quinta Golf & Country Club alongside Spanish star Azahara Munoz – the defending champion having sealed victory at the event for the past two years.

Former world number one amateur Leona Maguire is set to complete the feature group.