|Dubai Ladies Masters first-round leaderboard|
|-6 C Koch (Swe), S Feng (Chn); -5 C Hull (Eng), B Brewerton (Wal), L Pace (SA), L Soyoung (Kor); -4 P Phatlum (Tha), C Masson (Ger), N Campbell (Aus)|
|Selected: -3 G Nocera (Fra)|
England's Charley Hull is on course to top the European Order of Merit after making a strong start to the season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters.
Hull, 18, shot an opening five-under-par 67, one stroke behind Sweden's Carin Koch and Shanshan Feng of China.
She leads France's Gwlayds Nocera by just over £18,000 in the Order of Merit, with £59,000 on offer for the winner in Dubai.
Nocera, playing in the same group as Hull, ended day one on three under.