Karen Lunn, Florentyna Parker, Steffi Kirchmayr and Elena Giraud shared the lead after the first round of the Deloitte Ladies Open in Rotterdam.
Parker, the 2010 champion, put herself firmly in the hunt once again with a 68, responding to an early bogey with five birdies.
Starting on the back nine, the English player dropped a shot at the 12th but birdied three of the last five holes on the back nine. Two more birdies at six and seven saw her join the leaders.
"I'm thrilled," she told ladieseuropeantour.com. "I didn't feel like I was playing too well to begin with but I got it going and holed a few putts and made a few birdies and just had one bogey on 12, which was the only mistake.
"I love the place, I love the course and it's time again for me to win!"
Giraud opened with a bogey at the 10th but also responded with five birdies while Lunn and Kirchmayr both produced bogey-free rounds.
Kirchmayr also started at the back nine and made her four birdies in six holes leading up to the turn while Lunn took advantage of the Broekpolder club's reachable par fives, as she explained afterwards.
"I made four birdies: three of them were on the par-fives that were tap-ins," said the Australian.
"I hit 18 in two and two-putted, on six I knocked it short of the green and putted up to a foot, then on 14 I was just short of the green and then chipped up to a foot.
"Three birdies were very straightforward and on 17 I made a 10-footer. I made some nice par saves and when I missed greens I got up and down.
"I putted really nicely so I'm not complaining. It's not the longest course but it's quite tricky and you have to hit fairways."
Parker's compatriot Hannah Burke and Italian Diana Luna are a shot behind in a tie for fifth place and Christel Boeljon leads the home challenge after a 70 left her alongside Alison Whitaker, Anja Monke and England's Felicity Johnson.
Collated first round scores, Golfclub Broekpolder, Rotterdam, Netherlands
68 Elena Giraud (Fra), Karen Lunn (Aus), Steffi Kirchmayr (Ger), Florentyna Parker (Eng)
69 Hannah Burke (Eng), Diana Luna (Ita)
70 Alison Whitaker (Aus), Anja Monke (Ger), Christel Boeljon (Ned), Felicity Johnson (Eng)
71 Stefania Croce (Ita), Dewi Claire Schreefel (Ned), Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa), Caroline Afonso (Fra), Caroline Masson (Ger), Mianne Bagger (Den), Ursula Wikstrom (Fin), Jenni Kuosa (Fin), Anne-Lise Caudal (Fra), Kylie Walker (Sco), Kendall Dye (USA), Carin Koch (Swe), Carlota Ciganda (Spa)
72 Tandi Cuningham (Rsa), Julie Maisongrosse (Fra), Marjet Van Der Graaff (Ned), Anais Maggetti (Swi), Marion Ricordeau (Fra), Sahra Hassan (Wal), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Lauren Taylor (Eng), Lynnette Brooky (Nzl), Lisa Holm Sorensen (Den), Mikaela Parmlid (Swe), Henrietta Zuel (Eng), Caroline Rominger (Swi), Clare Queen (Sco), Joanna Klatten (Fra), Sophie Walker (Eng), Becky Brewerton (Wal), Celine Palomar (Fra), Louise Larsson (Swe)
73 Jessica Yadloczky (USA), Jade Schaeffer (Fra), Rebecca Hudson (Eng), Stephanie Na (Aus), Rebecca Artis (Aus), Lotta Wahlin (Swe), Nontaya Srisawang (Tha), Veronica Zorzi (Ita), Stacy Lee Bregman (Rsa)
74 Rachel Jennings (Eng), Dawn Shockley (USA), Elisabeth Esterl (Ger), Sophie Sandolo (Ita), Stacey Keating (Aus), Rachel Bailey (Aus), Georgina Simpson (Eng), Louise Stahle (Swe), Malene Jorgensen (Den), Linda Wessberg (Swe), Caroline Martens (Nor), Tania Elosegui (Spa), Barbara Genuini (Fra), Frances Bondad (Aus), Lydia Hall (Wal)
75 Julie Greciet (Fra), Eleanor Givens (Eng), Miriam Nagl (Ger), Karlijn Zaanen (Ned), Rebecca Codd (Irl), Manon De Roey (Bel), Connie Chen (Rsa), Chrisje De Vries (Ned), Trish Johnson (Eng), Beth Allen (USA), Lucie Andre (Fra), Sophie Giquel-Bettan (Fra)
76 Cecilie Lundgreen (Nor), Elizabeth Bennett (Eng), Danielle Montgomery (Eng), Kyra Van Leeuwen (Ned), Charlotte Ellis (Eng), Line Vedel (Den), Esther Choe (USA), Maria Ohlsson (Swe), Sofia Harkonen (Fin), Caroline Westrup (Swe), Helen Alfredsson (Swe), Maria Beautell (Spa), Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Carmen Alonso (Spa)
77 Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha), Stefanie Michl (Aut), Laura Cabanillas (Spa), Nikki Garrett (Aus), Marieke Nivard (Ned), Monique Smit (Rsa), Liebelei Lawrence (Lux), Laurette Maritz (Rsa), Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra)
78 Alexandra Vilatte (Fra), Lucy Williams (Eng), Cassandra Kirkland (Fra), Holly Aitchison (Eng), Margherita Rigon (Ita), Laurence Herman (Bel)
79 Lien Willems (Bel)
80 Nicole Gergely (Aut), Anna Scott (Eng), Sharmila Nicollet (Ind), Vikki Laing (Sco)
81 Yu Yang Zhang (Chn), Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Sara Ardstrom (Swe), Kiran Matharu (Eng)
82 Anastasia Kostina (Rus), Sara Djos (Swe), Elin Emanuelsson (Swe), Mireia Prat (Spa)
83 Adriana Zwanck (Spa)
84 Tessa De Bruijn (Ned), Mary Mattson (USA)
85 Sandra Eggermont (Ned), Kym Larratt (Eng)
RTD: Bree Arthur (Aus)