DORSET star Georgia Hall expressed her delight after back-to-back wins took her top of the Rose Ladies Series order of merit.

The world number 25, who resides near Parkstone, shot a five-under-par round of 67 to claim the spoils for the second consecutive week.

She triumphed this time at The Shire London, the only course in the UK designed by Seve Ballesteros.

The former Canford Kid is now just more then 16 points ahead of fellow British star Charley Hull going into next week’s three-day grand finale – with £20,000 on offer to the winner.

“I can’t wait — it will be a great occasion to sign off a great series,” said the 24-year-old, who banked £5,000 for her latest win.

“I missed the first two events and thought I may have conceded too much ground in the order of merit race.

“But three seconds followed by two wins has been put me up there. It’s been consistent and, again, I played very solid.”

Four birdies and a solitary dropped shot on the opening nine saw Hall reach the turn three under.

Her only other bogey came at the par-three 14th, with birdies coming in on the 10th, 15th and 16th to seal a three-shot victory.

The series has been set up by former world number one Justin Rose and his wife Kate, who were checking the scoring from their home in the Bahamas.

Olympic gold medallist Rose, who was celebrating his 40th birthday, also took the time to congratulate Hall on her second win in a row.

He told the Telegraph: “It is wonderful to see how competitive it is and well done to Georgia on going back-to-back, a feat which is always difficult.

“And to have her top of the American Golf Order of Merit and Charley in second going into the last week, and with others, including Liz (Young) whose initial idea led to all this, also in touch… well, it’s perfect really.

“Kate and I were planning to have a drink or two for my birthday tonight, but we will definitely raise a glass to the success of this series.”

The grand final of the series, which starts on Wednesday, will count for double points on the order of merit.

North Hants Golf Club will host round one before the second is staged at The Berkshire.

Top 35 and ties make the cut for the final round, to be staged at the Wentworth’s West Course.