|Fatima Bint Mubarak Girls Originate first-round leaderboard|
|-5 C Hull (Eng); -four J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); -three M Skarpnord (Nor), C Persson (Swe), L Sobron (Spa)|
|Selected others: Par A Boulden (Wal); +1 F Johnson (Eng); +three C Matthew (Sco)|
England’s Charley Hull will use a one-shot lead into the final round of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Girls Originate in Abu Dhabi after carding a 2d round of seventy two to remain 5-beneath-par.
Hull, 22, led by two strokes in a single day and sunk three birdies besides to three bogeys in windy stipulations.
Compatriot Jodi Ewart Shadoff is a shot in the support of after two birdies in her closing three holes for a two-beneath 70.
“It used to be basically tricky accessible this present day,” Hull said.
“I’ve composed got loads to work on for tomorrow’s round however I dangle appropriate with the keep my sport’s at. Optimistically it’s no longer as windy, resulting from my unusual irons are going enormous spinny, so it’s no longer ultimate on this wind.”
Cajsa Persson (Sweden), Marianne Skarpnord (Norway) and Luna Sobron (Spain) all sit on three beneath after rounds of seventy one, 70 and seventy two respectively.
The tournament marks the European Tour’s season opener.