Scotland's Kelsey MacDonald stays second at Dubai Ladies Classic

Kelsey Macdonald in first-round action at the Dubai Ladies Classic

Kelsey Macdonald in first-round action at the Dubai Ladies Classic

Thailand's Supamas Sangchan leads the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after the first round, going round the Emirates Golf Club in a five-under-par 67 on Wednesday.

MacDonald, who began the day in a tie for second, bounced back from a bogey at the short 11th - her second hole - with four consecutive birdies from the 15th to move into contention in the afternoon.

Van Dam was just two under for her round with eight holes remaining, but she suddenly surged up the leaderboard with three straight birdies before further gains at two of her last three holes capped the best round of the Ladies European Tour's season-ending tournament.

The 27-year-old heads into the third round two shots behind Holland's Anne van Dam after mixing six birdies with two bogeys on Thursday.

I did putt well today and I wanted to take advantage of the morning round, because the greens were in better condition and less wind, so I'm glad I did it.

England's Hannah Burke and Florentyna Parker are 10th in a group of four players five shots off the lead.