GEORGIA Hall enjoyed the biggest pay day of her fledgling career as she held her nerve to finish tied third at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Wimborne's Hall banked £144,164 after a final round 70 saw her finish on 13-under at Kingsbarns, alongside American Michelle Wie and German Caroline Masson, five shots behind winner In-Kyung Kim of South Korea.

In truth, it could have been much better for the 21-year-old, who was left to rue several missed front nine birdie opportunities at the Fife links having started her fourth round tied for second on 11-under - six shots adrift of Kim.

Hall, who was this evening set to be named in Europe's Solheim Cup team, started the day with a par on the opening par three, before a missed birdie putt on the second.

On the fifth, Hall left herself around 20 feet for birdie and again could not capitalise as, in front of her, Wie stormed up the leaderboard to reach 13-under at the turn.

Hall's European team-mate in two weeks, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, meanwhile, looked in the best shape on the English front as she moved to 12-under.

After securing yet another par at the sixth, Hall fired a majestic three wood into the par five eighth to set up an eagle opportunity from around 15 feet but despite missing that putt, a tap-in birdie looked to have generated some momentum.

A skewed tee shot at the ninth, however, saw Hall miss the green out of the rough with her second shot.

And only able to chip to within 25 feet of the flag, Hall carded her first and only dropped shot of the day to slip eight shots behind Kim.

Hall atoned for that slip-up, though, with a superb birdie four at the long 11th, before another lengthy putt was drained on the 12th as Hall moved into fourth place on 13-under.

After missing a five-footer for birdie on 13, former British Amateur Champion Hall had a stroke of luck at the 17th when her second shot into the green nestled precariously on the bank above the infamous green-side burn. The former Canford Kid took advantage of her good fortune to drain her par putt, before she held her nerve to sink an eight-foot putt on the last which would have cost her around £40,000 had she missed.

Ewart Shadoff shot the round of the day with a 64 to finish on 16-under, two shots adrift of winner Kim.