German rookie Esther Henseleit and Spanish Nuria Iturrio shot rounds of 66 and 68 to take the joint-lead at 9-under 135 on Day 2 of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic at the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club.
The pair now leads by a shot over German Olivia Cowan heading into the final round of the world’s first professional day-night tournament.
Henseleit, who held a +7.1 handicap when she turned professional in January, is an astronomical talent who has already posted four top-10 finishes from five starts on the LET this year.
In just her 20th round as a Ladies European Tour player, she made a flurry of eight birdies in her first 16 holes before making a double bogey on the par-3 17th.
“My long game is really solid and my ball striking is really good, so my swing is feeling good. I just felt like I could attack some pins and also putted really well, so I had a lot of birdies. Sadly I had a double bogey on 17, which was not that good, but that happens. I’m still quite happy about my round.”
18-year-old Diksha Dagar only Indian in the field currently stands T-36 with her total score of 3-over 147.