DORSET star Georgia Hall earned a top-10 finish at the Ladies' Scottish Open after registering her first eagle of the year at the final hole.

Wimborne-based Hall battled back superbly from four dropped shots in the opening seven holes at Dundonald Links yesterday, sinking three back-nine birdies before making a three at the last.

That two-shot bonus elevated the former Oakmead College pupil to tied ninth in the final reckoning and allowed her to pocket £26,000 heading into Thursday's Women's British Open at Kingsbarns Links.

And the display also boosted Hall's dream of competing in Europe's Solheim Cup clash with the United States next month.

Speaking to the Ladies' European Tour, she said: "I had a horrendous start. It couldn't have been much worse.

"I like the back nine and was trying to get back to level par for the day, and managed to eagle the last. So I'm pleased with the way I played, especially the back nine.

"I had four boring rounds, really, but I like boring."

Hall finished on one under par for the day and the tournament, five shots behind champion Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea.

The British Open is the last tournament before Europe's Solheim Cup team is confirmed, with Hall seeming certain to qualify by virtue of ranking points.

She added: "I think it was big to get a top-10 finish this week. I've got next week to go but it's looking closer. I'm playing well so we'll see how it goes."