France's Anne-Lise Caudal holds a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links.
Caudal carded seven birdies and two bogeys in her round of 67, five under par, to top the leaderboard ahead of American Hannah Jun and Australian Sarah Kemp.
Scottish duo Carly Booth and Lynn Kenny were in an eight-strong group three shots off the pace on two under par.
Teenager Booth, fresh from her maiden professional win in a Ladies European Tour Access Series event in France, carded five birdies and three bogeys, while Kenny fired an eagle, three birdies and three bogeys in her 70.
Fellow Scot Catriona Matthew, who won by 10 shots last year, faces an uphill struggle to repeat such heroics after struggling to an opening 74.
Matthew was down in a share of 34th after carding two birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey six on the ninth.
Collated first-round scores (Par 72):
67 Anne-Lise Caudal (Fra)
69 Sarah Kemp (Aus), Hannah Jun (USA)
70 Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa), Helen Alfredsson (Swe), Lynn Kenny (Sco), Rebecca Codd (Irl) Melissa Reid (Eng), Diana Luna (Ita), Carly Booth (Sco), Tara Davies (Wal)
71 Veronica Zorzi (Ita), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Cassandra Kirkland (Fra), Frances Bondad (Aus), Trish Johnson (Eng), Stacy Lee Bregman (Rsa)
72 Heather Macrae (Sco), Caroline Afonso (Fra), Florentyna Parker (Eng), Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Rebecca Artis (Aus), Linda Wessberg (Swe)
73 Rachel Jennings (Eng), Kym Larratt (Eng), Stacey Keating (Aus), Bree Arthur (Aus), Lotta Wahlin (Swe), Kiran Matharu (Eng), Sophie Giquel-Bettan (Fra), Georgina Simpson (Eng), Rebecca Hudson (Eng), Elizabeth Bennett (Eng)
74 Felicity Johnson (Eng), Becky Morgan (Wal), Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra), Nikki Garrett (Aus), Caroline Masson (Ger), Holly Aitchison (Eng), Catriona Matthew (Sco), Danielle Montgomery (Eng), Laura Davies (Eng), Becky Brewerton (Wal), Kylie Walker (Sco), Pernilla Lindberg (Swe), Karen Lunn (Aus), Jade Schaeffer (Fra)
75 Giulia Sergas (Ita), Margherita Rigon (Ita), Lindsey Wright (Aus), Lucie Andre (Fra), Stefania Croce (Ita)
76 Tania Elosegui (Spa), Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Louise Stahle (Swe), Sophie Walker (Eng), Beth Allen (USA), Vikki Laing (Sco), Louise Larsson (Swe), Julie Greciet (Fra), Anja Monke (Ger)
77 Carin Koch (Swe), Ursula Wikstrom (Fin), Malene Jorgensen (Den)
78 Lynnette Brooky (Nzl), Nicole Gergely (Aut)
79 Jaclyn Sweeney (USA), Janice Moodie (Sco)
81 Zuzana Kamasova (Svk), Gemma Webster (Sco)