Australian Bree Arthur and Lucie Andre of France share the lead on three under par after the first round of the Ladies Slovak Open.
The pair are one shot ahead of a seven-way tie for third at the Gray Bear Golf Course in Tale with both women looking for their first victories on the Ladies European Tour.
Arthur complained of suffering from a mystery illness that left her feeling fatigued and she had a mixed front nine, mixing three bogeys with one birdie and an eagle at the fourth.
The Queenslander then birdied the 10th, 14th and 18th and told www.ladieseuropeantour.com: "I've been quite fatigued and had a massive headache for over a week and just can't shake it.
"Considering how I was feeling before I teed off, I went out with no expectation and just really relaxed and it went very well. I'm not feeling great to be honest and I really don't know how I did it so we'll see how tomorrow goes."
Andre recorded five birdies in her first 12 holes, but double bogeyed the eighth after a poor chip was followed by three putts.
Seven players were tied for third place just one shot back, including Scotland's Carly Booth, who claimed her maiden LET victory just over a month ago.
Joining Booth at two under par 70 were Swedish duo Carin Koch and Maria Ohlsson, Thailand's Nontaya Srisawang, Italian Veronica Zorzi, Marjet Van Der Graaff from the Netherlands and Klara Spilkova of the Czech Republic.
Ten more players were another shot back on 71, including English amateur Lauren Taylor, who missed out on being selected for this week's Curtis Cup.
First-round ascore, Resort Tale, Brezno,Tale, Slovakia
69 Bree Arthur (Aus), Lucie Andre (Fra)
70 Carly Booth (Sco), Maria Ohlsson (Swe), Nontaya Srisawang (Tha), Carin Koch (Swe), Klara Spilkova (Cze), Veronica Zorzi (Ita), Marjet Van Der Graaff (Ned)
71 Line Vedel (Den), Barbara Genuini (Fra), Rachel Bailey (Aus), Jenni Kuosa (Fin), Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Jessica Yadloczky (USA), Becky Brewerton (Wal), Benedicte Toumpsin (Bel), Lauren Taylor (Eng), Nikki Garrett (Aus)
72 Margherita Rigon (Ita), Stephanie Na (Aus), Esther Choe (USA), Frances Bondad (Aus), Pamela Feggans (Sco), Kym Larratt (Eng), Stacy Lee Bregman (Rsa)
73 Stefanie Michl (Aut), Tandi Cuningham (Rsa), Monique Smit (Rsa), Rebecca Artis (Aus), Elisabeth Esterl (Ger), Kylie Walker (Sco), Caroline Westrup (Swe), Danielle Montgomery (Eng), Caroline Martens (Nor), Rebecca Hudson (Eng), Trish Johnson (Eng), Emma Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Karolina Vlckova (Cze), Sophie Sandolo (Ita), Rachel Jennings (Eng), Caroline Rominger (Swi), Julie Greciet (Fra)
74 Carmen Alonso (Spa), Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra), Helen Alfredsson (Swe), Marion Ricordeau (Fra), Viva Schlasberg (Swe), Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa), Matia Maffiuletti (Ita), Stacey Keating (Aus), Mikaela Parmlid (Swe), Anne-Lise Caudal (Fra), Sophie Giquel-Bettan (Fra)
75 Sahra Hassan (Wal), Mireia Prat (Spa), Zuzana Kamasova (Svk), Vikki Laing (Sco), Louise Larsson (Swe), Kiran Matharu (Eng), Yu Yang Zhang (Chn), Alison Whitaker (Aus), Caroline Afonso (Fra), Lotta Wahlin (Swe), Laurence Herman (Bel), Eleanor Givens (Eng), Connie Chen (Rsa), Caroline Masson (Ger), Vicky Tomko (Bel), Holly Aitchison (Eng), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Dawn Shockley (USA)
76 Erika Holmen (Swe), Iliska Verwey (Rsa), Stefania Croce (Ita), Rebecca Codd (Irl)
77 Lien Willems (Bel), Kendall Dye (USA), Alexandra Vilatte (Fra), Martina Migliori (Ita), Danielle Mcveigh (Irl), Chrisje De Vries (Ned), Hannah Burke (Eng)
78 Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha), Marieke Nivard (Ned), Mianne Bagger (Den), Maria Beautell (Spa), Steffi Kirchmayr (Ger), Cecilie Lundgreen (Nor), Sophie Walker (Eng), Liebelei Lawrence (Lux)
79 Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Laurette Maritz (Rsa), Laure Sibille (Fra), Sandra Carlborg (Swe), Sara Wikstrom (Swe), Heather Macrae (Sco), Charlotte Ellis (Eng), Daniela Prorokova (Cze)
80 Celine Palomar (Fra), Lauren Mielbrecht (USA), Natalia Heckova (Svk), Sharmila Nicollet (Ind)
81 Malene Jorgensen (Den), Gemma Webster (Sco), Rachel Bell (Eng), Smriti Mehra (Ind), Sara Djos (Swe), Mary Mattson (USA)
82 Dana Greenslade (Eng), Carolina Cordieri (Svk)
83 Julie Maisongrosse (Fra)
84 Sara Ardstrom (Swe), Lucy Davies (Eng)
87 Joanne Clingan (Eng), Lene Krog (Nor)
88 Emma Klimentova (Svk)
90 Kirsty Fisher (Eng)