She carded a five-under-par 67 yesterday to pip Pornanong Phatlum by two shots at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Finishing on 17-under, it was Hall’s first Major title and she is the third Brit winner of the event since it became a Major in 2001.
The 22-year-old said: “It is too good to be true. It was my goal when I was nine to win the British Open. I am so happy.
“I just had to stay calm and patient. It was very close up to the last two holes and I holed all the putts today.
“It is so nice to have so much support — we do not get much in America but at home in England… it is so nice to play here.
“I was loving it deep down, hitting the shots under pressure. To get six birdies in the final round of a Major is not bad.”
She joined Phatlum at the top of the leaderboard after the 13th hole, and holed a 20-foot putt on the 16th to edge into the lead.
Hall’s bogey on the last when in the lead was her first of the round.
Bronte Law was the next best-placed Englishwoman, finishing 39th on par, level with last year's winner In-kyung Kim.
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