DORSET star Georgia Hall was left to settle for a tie for 36th in the first women’s major of the season at the ANA Inspiration.

The 24-year-old had put herself in contention to contend over the weekend at Rancho Mirage, with opening rounds of 69 and 70, but a third-round 77 put paid to her hopes.

Hall closed the tournament three under par overall, with a closing round of 69. The finish earned the former Canford Kid $18,194 in prize money.

Posting on her official Instagram, Hall said: “Massive thank you to everyone that makes this major so incredible.

“Disappointing third day for me but played a lot of good golf. Now time for a week off before four events in a row.”

Rookie Patty Tavatanakit held off a late charge from Lydia Ko to take crown.

It was the 21-year-old’s first win on the LPGA Tour with a superb 67 on Saturday seeing her enter the final round five shots clear.

An eagle on the par-five second saw her move to 16 under, and two birdies saw her finish on 18 under, two shots clear of Ko.