DORSET'S Georgia Hall views her link-up with renowned caddie Brad Beecher at the Evian Championship as an initial one-off.

Former Oakmead College pupil Hall is giving father Wayne a rest for this week's £2.8million event in south-east France, with Beecher stepping in.

The Australian has considerable credentials having helped South Korea's Inbee Park to seven Major victories – including at the Evian Championship five years ago.

He was also on the bag for the former world number one's gold medal at the Rio Olympics and won the HSBC caddie-of-the-year award in 2014.

Explaining the change ahead of her first Evian Championship, Hall said: "My dad is having a well-deserved break after working at the past six tournaments.

"I have Brad Beecher on the bag, who caddied for Inbee Park so he knows what he’s doing and he won here with Inbee.

"It’s just a one-off for this week but we’ll see how it goes."

Hall is in a rich vein of form having earned two points for Europe at the Solheim Cup, finished tied-third at the Women's British Open and tied-ninth at the Ladies' Scottish Open.

Ranked third in the Ladies' European Tour's order of merit, Hall has earned more than £220,000 from five LET tournaments in 2017. She was last week voted women's player of the year for Britain and Ireland at the inaugural Golf Awards.

The ex-Canford Kid is today due to tee it up at 9.02am at Evian Resort Golf Club alongside countrywoman Mel Reid and the United States' Brittany Lang.

Speaking to the LET, Hall said: "I had a lot of time off after the Solheim Cup and I’m just getting back into it.

"It’s my first time at the Evian, so I’m looking forward to playing the golf course and having a good week.

"I would love to have a good result. The course is really nice and in really good condition, so I would love to play well here.

"I think the course is lovely. It’s really tight, really hilly and there are a lot of slopes on the greens, so I think that putting is very important.

"I love the greens, they are a good pace, not too fast, which is good for me as an English girl. We’ll see how it goes."

Among a stellar field at the final Major of the year is world number one So Yeon Ryu.

The South Korean won the ANA Inspiration in April and victory at the NW Arkansas Championship moved her to the top of the global standings, a position she has held for three months.

“Being world number one is a lot of pressure,” said Ryu. "Finally I realised how tough it is. But another thing I realised is that I don’t want to give up. I don’t want to just run away. I want to fight through.”

Ryu has been grouped with Lexi Thompson and Sung Hyun Park, ranked two and three in the world, respectively.