DORSET sensation Georgia Hall secured her first Solheim Cup point for Europe after triumphing in the morning foursomes at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club.

The former Oakmead College pupil was the only rookie of four on the European team picked to feature by captain Annika Sorenstam during the morning session.

Playing with Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist against the American duo of Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst, Wimborne-based Hall helped guide Europe to their first full point of the event, with a 3&1 success.

The 21-year-old hit a stunning approach to the second hole to set up a birdie and help her pairing take an early advantage.

Birdies from both sides at the third then kept the European duo ahead before the pairs traded blows heading to the turn.

A birdie three at the par four sixth, compared to the Americans’ bogey, meant Hall and Nordqvist were in a fine position.

They also won the eighth hole but the US pairing responded on both occasions, securing wins on the seventh and ninth – meaning Hall and Norqvist were one up through the front nine.

Having won the 11th and lost the 12th hole, the European pair held their nerve coming down the stretch, securing the triumph with a birdie on the 16th and a par on the 17th.

Speaking after the victory, Hall said: "Anna was a fantastic partner, I couldn’t have wished for anyone better.

“She holed some great putts, especially in the back nine and I managed to stick a few close on the front nine.

"I think we worked really well."

Asked about the sprit of the European team, Hall replied: “I think we are definitely up for it.

“We all get along so well and you could hear it out there, there was quite a lot of support for us and I am glad that we managed to get the point."

The Dorset star has also been selected for the afternoon fourballs in Iowa.

She will partner Charley Hull against Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller in the final match of the session.

Europe currently hold a 2½-1½ advantage.