GOLF stars Tommy Fleetwood and Eddie Pepperell reacted with surprise after Women's British Open champion Georgia Hall did not receive a nomination for BBC sports personality of the year.

The Wimborne-based star landed the biggest victory of her career in August when she became the first English winner of the tournament since 2004.

Hall, who completed her rookie season on the LPGA Tour this year, also secured a second straight Ladies' European Tour order of merit crown.

The 22-year-old's Major Championship achievements featured briefly during Sunday's awards ceremony in Birmingham but she did not make the six-athlete shortlist for the top prize.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas took the honours, with five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton second and World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane third.

Also nominated were sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, England cricketer Jimmy Anderson and skeleton star Lizzy Yarnold.

Ryder Cup ace Fleetwood wrote on Twitter: "Very worthy winner Geraint Thomas! However, Georgia Hall gets 10 seconds of airtime for her incredible achievements?"

And European Tour ace Pepperell wrote: "I think Georgia should’ve been on the SPOTY shortlist, but there we go."

Bournemouth-raised netballer Geva Mentor and her England colleagues collected the team of the year and greatest sporting moment awards after they stunned Australia to win Commonwealth Games gold.