DORSET star Georgia Hall is five strong rounds away from making her American dream a reality and booking a place on the LPGA Tour.

Hall is today set to tee it up in the third and final stage of qualifying school, the Wimborne-based professional one of 166 players battling to earn a tour card.

She won stage two of qualifying to book her place in the finale, with the top 20 finishers in Florida set to be granted full tour status for 2018.

Only 90 holes separate Ladies' European Tour ace Hall from that prize and the former Canford Kid is steadfastly focused on the task ahead.

She told the Daily Echo: “This event has been on my list for a year and I am really excited to start.

“I want to get the full card so next year will be fuller in terms of competitions. It’s where the best players are and I have always wanted to play on the LPGA.

“I wanted to be at home first and play on the European Tour for a couple of years, which I have done, and I have really enjoyed it. But this is the next step.”

Played across the Hills and Jones courses at LPGA International, the five-round format provides a gruelling mental test for tour hopefuls.

The 21-year-old Hall showed a cool head under pressure back in August, when she starred for Europe’s Solheim Cup team.

And ahead of one of her biggest challenges so far, the Bournemouth-born star is determined to stay patient.

“I am just going to treat it like a normal tournament. I think a lot of people will get nervous,” she added.

“I haven’t played in a tour school for about four years so it’s a bit frightening to think if you mess up you can’t play the whole year.

“I am very confident but I know anything can happen. Five rounds is a long time so I am not thinking it is going to be easy.”

Hall is set to begin her first round at 1.55pm UK time on the 10th tee of the Jones course, alongside Ecuador’s Daniela Darquea and American Cindy LaCrosse.

Players who finish between 21st and 45th, plus ties, earn conditional LPGA status.