Dubai Moonlight Classic: Leona Maguire overnight leader now four back

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Maguire spent 135 weeks at the top of the world ranking for amateur professionals before becoming professionalDubai Moonlight Classic first-class leaderboard-9 N Iturrios (Spa), E Henseleit (Ger); -8 O Cowan (Ger); -6 K Lampert (Ger); -5 L Maguire (Ire); -4 C Hedwall (Swe), K Preedasuttijit (Tha), N Komulainen (Fin); -3 H Burke (Eng), M Skarpnord (Nor) Other selected: -2 K Henry (Sco); -1 L Young (Eng) C Booth (Sco); E H Clyburn (Eng), M MacLaren (Eng); +1 T. Johnson (Eng), G Cowley (Eng); +2 B Morgan (Wal), F Parker (Eng), S Evans (Eng)

Leona Maguire from Ireland slipped from the top of the standings during the Dubai Moonlight Classic.

Maguire, 24 years old, a double overnight lead after a track record 64, but four shots behind the leaders during a disappointing second round.

Esther Henseleit of Germany grabbed a 66 and joined Spaniard Nuria Iturrios in a tie for the lead over nine Substandard

Olivia Cowan is a shot out of pace during the first professional day / night tournament.

Each of the 56 players plays at least nine holes of one of their first two rounds in the 54-hole tournament under the new environmentally-friendly LED lighting on the Nick Faldo-designed Emirates golf club.

Iturrios, who won her second Lalla Meryem cup in Morocco last week to go to the top of the LET ranking, had only one bogey on her way to a 68 that leaves her in a share for half the lead with rookie Hensele

Maguire could not add to the nine birdies she had carded in her opening round when she posted a three-plus par 75 that put her in fifth place in five, one shot behind Karolin Lampert.

A double-bogey six on the seventh hole, her 16th of the day, was the biggest disappointment for Maguire.

"At seven I wanted to hit seven wood, my caddy wanted me to hit an iron and I hit an iron in the water, which was pretty annoying to finish with," she said.

"I didn't give myself enough chances and did not perforate wells, so no birdies today. I have to play a lot better tomorrow [Friday] and beat my irons better to give myself more chances." Burke from England shot a 69 and held ninth place in three under with Kylie Henry of Scotland a blow back.

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