DORSET’S Georgia Hall remained in contention in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open following an eventful third round today.

Wimborne-based Hall carded a level-par 72 – which included four birdies and four bogeys – in extremely punishing conditions at wind-swept Dundonald Links.

Starting the day tied seventh, Hall slipped down the leaderboard after bogeying three of the first seven holes, including the troublesome par-five third, on which she had carded a seven in her second round.

However, the gutsy 21-year-old then picked up birdies on three of the next seven holes. She again birdied the par-four 12th having hit this glorious second shot on the same hole yesterday.

And although she dropped a shot at the 16th, Hall again showed her mettle by responding immediately to birdie the par-four 17th.

Her exploits left her tied sixth with Iceland’s Olafia Kristinsdottir and Mi Hyang Lee from South Korea, the trio six shots off the lead which is shared by South Korea’s Sei Young Kim and Karrie Webb from Australia.

Hall is out tomorrow in the third-to-last group at 12.02pm with Kristinsdottir and Mi Jung Hur from South Korea.