Part-time dental nurse Charlotte Ellis shared the lead after starting her second professional tournament with a three-under-par 70 at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in Antalya on Thursday.
The 26-year-old from Cheltenham, who came through the European Ladies Tour qualifying school in January while still an amateur, is part of a five-way tie.
Alongside Ellis are English compatriot Florentyna Parker, Pernilla Lindberg, defending champion Christel Boeljon and Diana Luna.
Ellis reeled off four birdies on the back nine and scrambled par on the 18th after losing her grip on the tee.
"I struggle with really sweaty hands - so much so I actually used a rain glove the whole way round," she said.
"I thought it was probably going to be a bogey, so I just laid up and holed it from 12 feet for a par."
Parker, the 2010 Dutch Open champion, came back from a double bogey on the 10th, her opening hole.
"I got it going on the front nine with four birdies and played really well," she said.
One behind are Switzerland's Anais Maggetti, German Caroline Masson, France's Lucie Andre and Australian Stacey Keating.
Parker was runner-up to Scot Carly Booth in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last weekend.
Teenager Booth had a level-par 73, the same as Laura Davies and English amateur Charley Hull.
Collated first round scores in the Ladies European Tour Turkish Ladies Open, National Golf Club, Belek, Antalya, Turkey
(Tur unless stated, par 73):
70 Charlotte Ellis (Eng), Diana Luna (Ita), Florentyna Parker (Eng), Christel Boeljon (Ned), Pernilla Lindberg (Swe)
71 Anais Maggetti (Swi), Lucie Andre (Fra), Stacey Keating (Aus), Caroline Masson (Ger)
72 Rebecca Hudson (Eng), Anne-Lise Caudal (Fra), Lindsey Wright (Aus), Carin Koch (Swe), Tania Elosegui (Spa), Danielle Montgomery (Eng), Minea Blomqvist (Fin)
73 Sophie Giquel-Bettan (Fra), Sarah Kemp (Aus), Carlota Ciganda (Spa), Linda Wessberg (Swe), Hannah Burke (Eng), Henrietta Zuel (Eng), Laura Davies (Eng), Carly Booth (Sco), Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa), Bree Arthur (Aus), Valentine Derrey (Fra), Ursula Wikstrom (Fin), Charley Hull (Eng), Joanna Klatten (Fra)
74 Dawn Shockley (USA) , Holly Aitchison (Eng) , Emma Cabrera-Bello (Spa) , Alexandra Vilatte (Fra) , Miriam Nagl (Ger) , Anja Monke (Ger) , Celine Palomar (Fra) , Hannah Jun (USA) , Cassandra Kirkland (Fra) , Georgina Simpson (Eng) , Karen Lunn (Aus)
75 Becky Morgan (Wal), Sophie Walker (Eng), Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra), Giulia Sergas (Ita), Tara Davies (Wal), Jenni Kuosa (Fin), Vikki Laing (Sco), Louise Larsson (Swe), Esther Choe (USA), Veronica Zorzi (Ita), Trish Johnson (Eng), Sahra Hassan (Wal)
76 Stacy Lee Bregman (Rsa), Caroline Martens (Nor), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Jessica Yadloczky (USA), Melissa Reid (Eng), Julie Greciet (Fra), Marieke Nivard (Ned), Malene Jorgensen (Den), Stefania Croce (Ita), Julie Maisongrosse (Fra), Laurette Maritz (Rsa), Line Vedel (Den), Lynnette Brooky (Nzl), Beth Allen (USA)
77 Nikki Garrett (Aus), Jaclyn Sweeney (USA), Lotta Wahlin (Swe), Dewi Claire Schreefel (Ned), Mikaela Parmlid (Swe), Elisabeth Esterl (Ger), Becky Brewerton (Wal), Connie Chen (Rsa), Caroline Afonso (Fra), Felicity Johnson (Eng), Margherita Rigon (Ita)
78 Louise Stahle (Swe), Liebelei Lawrence (Lux), Lucy Williams (Eng), Lisa Holm Sorensen (Den), Stephanie Na (Aus), Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Benedicte Toumpsin (Bel), Lydia Hall (Wal), Chrisje De Vries (Ned), Frances Bondad (Aus), Kiran Matharu (Eng), Maria Verchenova (Rus), Laura Cabanillas (Spa)
79 Smriti Mehra (Ind), Rachel Bailey (Aus), Marjet Van Der Graaff (Ned), Tandi Cuningham (Rsa), Kylie Walker (Sco), Mireia Prat (Spa), Klara Spilkova (Cze), Carmen Alonso (Spa)
80 Elena Giraud (Fra), Maria Hernandez (Spa), Elizabeth Bennett (Eng), Caroline Westrup (Swe), Caroline Rominger (Swi), Helen Alfredsson (Swe), Rachel Jennings (Eng), Danielle Mcveigh (Irl), Kym Larratt (Eng), Gwladys Nocera (Fra)
81 Steffi Kirchmayr (Ger), Clare Queen (Sco), Nicole Gergely (Aut)
82 Maria Beautell (Spa), Lynn Kenny (Sco), Zuzana Kamasova (Svk), Rebecca Artis (Aus), Sophie Sandolo (Ita)
83 Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha), Sharmila Nicollet (Ind)
84 Martina Eberl-Ellis (Ger), Nina Syvertsen Reis (Swe), Rebecca Codd (Irl), Yasemin Sari
85 Eleanor Givens (Eng)
88 Barbara Genuini (Fra)
91 Sara Djos (Swe)