Lewis captures lead in Dubai

American Stacy Lewis claimed a one-shot lead after the second round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after firing a superb seven-under-par 65.

The 24-year-old world No 3 carded four birdies on both the front and back nine at the Emirates Golf Course, with her only bogey coming at the par-three 15th, to move to nine-under 135 at the halfway stage of the tournament.

Lewis is one ahead of Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg (69) and two clear of Spain's Carlota Ciganda (70), with Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (70) occupying fourth place on six under.

Scotland's Vikki Laing (70) and Laura Davies of England (71) are then among a quartet of players three shots further back on three under.

English teenager Charley Hull's hopes of ending her rookie campaign with a victory slumped after she could only manage a level-par 72 which left her on two under.

Lewis said: "The putts went in today. I made a little adjustment on the practice green and it seemed to work. I made a couple of long ones that I probably shouldn't have made and it turned out to be a good day.

"I'm going to have to keep going and take care of business but I prefer being where I am now to where I was last night."

Watch the third round of the Dubai Ladies Masters live on Sky Sports 4 HD from 9am on Friday morning