GEORGIA Hall matched her best result on the Ladies' European Tour before admitting errant putting had denied her the chance to taste title success.

Wimborne-based Hall continued her stunningly consistent year as she finished runner-up at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies' Open in Abu Dhabi for the second year in a row.

The former Oakmead College pupil's wait for a first LET win goes on after Indian teenager Aditi Ashok clung on to triumph by a shot at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

Ashok's three-under 69 saw her end on 18 under overall, with Hall's closing six-under 66 proving her best round of the week.

The Dorset ace told the LET: “I’m a little bit disappointed because I thought I needed an eight-under today and I was ticking the shots off in my head. 

"I hit the ball great all week but putted poorly and didn’t hole anything today. 

"All my birdie chances were inside 10 feet. Aditi played great again and managed to get a par on the last, so well done to her."

In a dramatic finale to the £457,000 tournament, Hall cut from four shots to one the gap after she birdied the 17th and Ashok four-putted the same hole for a double bogey.

But when Hall parred the 18th after her chip drifted a fraction past the hole, Ashok – in the following group – knew a closing par would finish the job.

And the 19-year-old duly wrapped up her third LET win with par, helped hugely by a fabulous approach shot into the green.

Hall added: “I was in between clubs on the last hole and went for the longer one. Maybe a bit of adrenaline went through me and I hit it too long but made a good up and down. 

"As far as I knew, I thought Aditi was on 20 under so I was three behind going down the last, so I didn’t think I had a chance. 

"If I had known, maybe things would have been different.”

While Hall will be disappointed to fall a fraction short of victory, the 21-year-old will be buoyed by strengthening her position in the LET order of merit having scooped more than £37,000 this time out.

The Solheim Cup star is third in the rankings but the two players above her – Anna Nordqvist and In-Kyung Kim – appear unlikely to play in the mandatory six events.

The order of merit will be finalised after the Dubai Ladies' Classic at the beginning of next month.

Hall already has two professional wins under belt. Having shed her amateur status in July 2014, she topped the leaderboard at the Strasbourg Open in only her fourth tournament as a pro.

That event was part of the LET Access Series, the feeder circuit to the Ladies' European Tour.

And Hall triumphed again in February last year, the former Curtis Cup player winning the ALPG Tour-sanctioned Victorian Open in Australia.

Georgia Hall's top-10 finishes on Ladies' European Tour in 2017: World Ladies' Championship (t3), Lalla Meryem Cup (t4), Ladies' Scottish Open (t9), Women's British Open (t3), Evian Championship (t10), Women's Spanish Open (4), Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies' Open (2).