Charley Hull on course to top European Order of Merit in Dubai

Charley Hull
Dubai Ladies Masters third-round leaderboard
-17 S Feng (Chn); -12 M Reid (Eng); -10 C Ciganda (Spa), A Nordqvist (Swe), C Hull (Eng); -9 N Broch Larsen (Nor), N Tamminen (Fin)
Selected: -7 G Nocera (Fra)

England's Charley Hull will head into the final round of the season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters seven shots off the lead but on track to win the European Order of Merit.

Hull, 18, shot a third-round 69 to move to 10 under par, with Shanshan Feng of China leading on 17 under after a 66.

Melissa Reid of England surged into second place with a 65 that included seven birdies and no bogeys.

Hull leads France's Gwlayds Nocera by £18,000 in the Order of Merit.

Nocera will begin the final day three behind Hull on seven under after two birdies in the final three holes helped her to a 71.

Hull had been keeping in touch with leader Feng until a bogey on the 11th was followed by a triple bogey on the 12th, but three birdies in the closing holes got the English player back on track.

"I'm actually really happy to be honest," said Hull.

"I got off to a fast start and I was three under through 10 holes, and just lost a little bit of concentration for two holes.

"I fought back after making a triple and a bogey with three birdies after that, so I'm really proud of myself for doing that."

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, lost ground with a 72 that kept her at five under par.