DORSET star Georgia Hall held her nerve to make the cut at the Women's Australian Open.

The world number 34 carded a one under par 71 in her second round at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide.

Starting day two three over for the tournament, the Wimborne-based professional recorded five birdies and four bogeys to finish two shots inside the cut line at two over.

Hall’s statistics drastically improved from her opening round of 75.

She only missed two out of 14 fairways second time round and found 13 of the 18 greens in regulation.

The former Canford Kid is in a tie for 55th at the LPGA Tour event and is tonight set to begin her third round alongside Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres (10.20pm UK time).

Rounds of 65 and 69 meant South Korea’s Jin-Young Ko raced into a three-shot lead at the halfway stage at 10 under.

She will play alongside America’s Emma Talley, who is on her own in second ahead of Sun Young Yoo and Jiyai Shin.

Former Oakmead College pupil Hall is in her rookie season on the LPGA tour after earning her card at qualifying school in December.