Caroline Hedwall maintains the overnight lead going into the final round, but England's Meghan Maclaren is just behind her.
Today, we go into the final round of the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic and it’s been so good we really don’t want it to end.
If you haven’t had to check out how cool night golf is yet, make sure you watch today (November 6) on the LET website between 3pm and 6pm.
It was an action-packed day for the LET and LPGA Tour players and at the end of Round 2 we were thrilled to some of our favourites at the top of the leaderboard.
Of course everyone played brilliantly and we’re so happy that all the girls got this ‘Time to Shine’ (which is the event’s appropriate tagline) in the midst of this difficult time.
By now all 56 players have had chance to play under the floodlights, so today the format change from a pro-am to a regular three ball shotgun start, with the leading group of Caroline Hedwall, Meghan MacLaren and Minjee Lee teeing off from the first.
Play also doesn’t start until 5pm, so at least they all get a lie in first…
Here are the main stories from Round 2.
Caroline Hedwall maintains her lead
Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall added yet ANOTHER bogey-free round of 70 (-2) to Round 1’s effort of 65 (-7) to maintain a narrow one-shot lead at nine-under-par.
With only 18-holes to go, the Swedish star churned out 16 pars and two birdies.
“I have been playing very steady, hitting a lot of greens and I’ve been good within two metres of the hole. Today I had a lot of putts that didn’t drop so maybe five under would have been a fair score but I’m in a good position for tomorrow and I am happy with my game.”
Chasing a seventh LET title, the four-time Solheim Cup star will be in search of her first LET trophy since the 2018 Lacoste Ladies Open de France.
But guess who is right behind her?
It’s only our very own Meghan MacLaren!
Two-time LET winner and keen Newcastle United fan Meghan is catching up on Caroline at just one-shot back at eight-under-par.
She recorded a brilliant her second round of 67 (-5) in the Dubai sun, but the question is can she overtake the Swede today?
Speaking after her round Meghan looked like she was having a ball.
She said: “I enjoy the conditions here, the course is in great and you just have to look around, it’s a great place to be. The good weather is a plus and it’s nice to come back somewhere you’ve been before, I’ve learnt from last year.”
Round 2 was in daylight for Meghan whilst her first was under the floodlights, but she said that didn’t make a whole lot of difference.
“I thought I’d find the greens easier today but to be honest I didn’t. I don’t know if I am overthinking it now but on the whole, I’ve been rolling it well all week. It’s the biggest improvement of my game and I feel that I can take advantage of my good play and make more out of my rounds,” said the 26-year-old.
Minjee Lee is eyeing her first LET win
The top ranked player in the field this week, Australia’s Minjee Lee is one stroke behind Meghan with Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck at seven under par.
She’s had an amazing 52 career top-ten finishes since turning professional in 2015 and we think she’s definitely one of the classiest and most composed players on Tour.
Of course due to COVID-19 regulations the players can’t head out to visit the sights of Dubai, but the 24-year-old said she doesn’t mind the downtime in her hotel room.
The Australian said: “I don’t mind being inside until tomorrow’s afternoon round because it is so hot out here and I’m just going to trust I’ve done enough practice last week before I came out here. There are a few shows on my Netflix that aren’t available in America such as a few Korean dramas. I felt like I watched all of the American shows while we were in lockdown the first time, so I am happy to see some new options.”
Meanwhile, Laura was the lowest scoring player of the morning and she will play in the penultimate group with the infamously skilled Lydia Ko and Solheim Cup star Celine Boutier .
Watch out for the flamingo…
And finally, keep an eye out for the mascot of the competition when you're watching today.
Yes, for some reason there's a very random lone flamingo hanging out between the 12th and 13th holes.
How did it get there? Nobody knows. But it’s certainly keeping players like Amy Walsh entertained.
Good luck today everyone!
You can see the final leaderboard HERE.