DORSET'S Georgia Hall is set to lock horns with a star-studded field at the Women's Australian Open.

The Wimborne-based professional is among a host of big-name players who will vie for a share of a prize purse worth more than £1million.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, the 22-year-old told Golf Australia: “I love coming to Australia to start my season.

“It’ll be great to be back in Adelaide competing against such a strong field in a beautiful part of the world.

"It is always such a fun week. I’m looking forward to it.”

Hall finished in a tie for 13th at the event last year. She is set to begin her opening round at Grange Golf Club at 9.14pm tomorrow (UK time).

World number one Ariya Jutanugarn will also compete, as well as reigning champion Ko Jin-young.