Beatriz Recari, Giulia Sergas and Ryann O'Toole each shot 3-under 69s on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Jeong Jang reached 5 under but bogeyed four of her final five holes to finish in a tie at 70 with Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Se Ri Pak, Na Yeon Choi, Mika Miyazato, and Ai Miyazato.
Defending champion Yani Tseng, the top-ranked women's player who won three of the first five LPGA tournaments this year, continued to struggle for the third straight tournament and finished at 4-over 76. She won here last year by 10 shots.
Only 16 players broke par on a terrific sun-splashed day with only the hint of a breeze as the thick rough caused havoc.