Lexi Thompson leads by one in Dubai

36 hole leader Lexi Thompson birdied the 18th hole at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters to take a one shot lead over Sophie Gustafson heading into the final round.

After carding a bogey free 66 in her second round, the 16-year old had just two slips in her third round, en route to finishing with a two-under, 70.

Beginning her round with a bogey at the first, she quickly rebounded by birding the par-five third to get back to even on her round.

Thompson went on to card seven straight pars to make the turn at even par.

On the back nine, the teenage star birdied the par-five 10th hole, to get to one-under on her round.

Another birdie on No. 14 was quickly erased with a bogey on the following hole.

Heading to the 18th, Thompson and Gustafson were tied for the overall lead.

On the 18th tee, the youngster hit a booming drive that left her with 212 yards to the pin on the par-five finishing hole.

Uncorking a blast with her 3-wood, her second shot cleared the water that guards the green, leaving her with a 30 plus foot putt for eagle.

Thompson's eagle putt would miss, though she tapped in for birdie to take a one shot lead heading into the final round.

“Once I saw the drive, I was like, all right, I probably can go for it from there and it was 212 yards to the pin.” Said Thompson on her approach shot on No. 18.

“I figured my 3-wood for sure was going to get there. I was pretty much like, ‘Let’s just hit it. You’ve been hitting it pretty good, so just got to be confident.'"

If victorious here in Dubai, Thompson would become the second youngest winner ever on the Ladies European Tour.

A mere three months after becoming the youngest player to ever win on the LPGA Tour.

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