Kyriacou, who's the joint course record holder at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia, recorded her seven-under-par round on Thursday to move to within three shots of the lead and also put the four-strong outfit she's leading into second place in the team standings.

The 20-year-old Australian fired six birdies in seven holes around the turn to help her to a 10-under par total after two rounds, three behind German leader Olivia Cowan, who followed up her opening 65 with a 66 and two adrift of Argentina's Magdalena Simmermacher.

Two Britons, Bronte Law and Georgia Hall, are just a shot ahead of Kyriacou in joint-third place.

Among the early starters, it was 'Team Kyriacou' which posted the best combined round of the day at 22-under, to lie just three shots off the lead held at 37-under by Belgian Manon De Roey's quartet.

"I played well today, I hit it better today than last week, which was good. I gave myself a lot of chances and holed most of them, so it was a pretty cruisy day," said Kyriacou, who has had another fine year on the European circuit.

Law, winner of the recent Dubai Moonlight Classic, shot a 64 to move alongside former Solheim Cup teammate Hall for what should be a close-fought finale on Friday.