A STRONG back nine from Dorset star Georgia Hall kept her in contention after the second round of the Oates Vic Open.

The 21-year-old carded a level-par round of 73 on the Beach course to remain three under for the tournament.

After a birdie on the second, the world number 40 dropped four shots in as many holes – including a double bogey at the par-three seventh.

But three birdies in the final six holes meant the former Canford Kid fought back to end day two in a tie for seventh.

Hall, who is six shots off the lead, will begin her third round alongside Inci Mehmet and Stephanie Na tomorrow at 1.50am UK time.