Australia's in-form Whitney Hillier is in joint second place after the first round of the Jabra Ladies Open in France.
Hillier is one shot behind Spanish leader Carmen Alonso and level with Scotland's Gabrielle Macdonald, a rookie on the Ladies European Tour.
The West Australian shot a four-under-par 67 at Evian Resort Golf Club.
The winner of this week's tournament will earn a place in the Amundi Evian Championship in July at the same venue.
A week ago, Hillier earned her first triumph on the Ladies European Tour after a decade of trying.
In the Thai homeland of her mother, Hillier captained her mixed fourball to a three-shot victory in the Tour's debut Aramco Team Series event in Bangkok.