DORSET star Georgia Hall fancies her chances of sealing success when she takes on the men in the groundbreaking GolfSixes matchplay event later this season.

Wimborne-based Hall has taken a spot as one of four wildcard selections in the quick-fire pairs’ tournament, held at the Centurion Club in St Albans.

The 21-year-old will partner her 2017 Solheim Cup team-mate Charley Hull in an England women’s team to take on 15 other duos.

Sanctioned by the European Tour, GolfSixes is preparing to hold the second edition of the event from May 5-6.

Hall told the tour website: “It will be nice to play in a team event and also to play with Charley again – I think we will have a good chance.

“I watched it on TV last year and it looked like a lot of fun so it’s great that we will be part of it.

“It’s much more relaxed than our tournaments and the men’s tournaments and I think it’s great to have men and women involved in the sport together.”

Fellow tour star Hull added: “I’m looking forward to teaming up with Georgia and seeing us play against the men will be exciting and something new for the spectators. Hopefully it will be a lot of fun for them to watch.”

One of the most innovative events in the golfing calendar, GolfSixes is played over two days on a specially created course.

With matches contested in a six-hole Greensomes shootout, the pairings spit into four groups all vying for a spot in the knockout stages on day two.

The final eight pairs will then compete to seal the crown with the winners banking a cool 100,000 Euros each.

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and Solheim Cup skipper Catriona Matthew are set to make history by forming a captains’ team as part of the showcase tournament.

Bjorn said: "I think it's hugely important to try to break down the barriers that have existed in golf between the men's and women's games.

“When this opportunity arose to play as Ryder Cup captain, I thought it was only right to speak to Catriona as the Solheim Cup captain about forming a team, and we're both really looking forward to it.”

There will also be a European women's team featuring England's Mel Reid and Norway's Suzann Pettersen.

Defending champions Denmark will again be represented by Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjorn Olesen as part of the 11 men's national pairs who qualify automatically from the European Tour's ranking list.

Tour chief executive Keith Pelley added: “To be able to add in four of Europe's leading women players in Georgia, Charley, Mel and Suzann is fantastic and will make for a great event. We thank both the LET and the LPGA for helping make this happen.

"GolfSixes is something that we championed last year to do something a little different, not just in terms of a different format, but also to bring a different form of entertainment from a golf perspective.”

Hall is this week competing in the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore.