Bronte Law is in 41st place in the world. First round leaderboard-6 A Nordqvist (Swe), B Law (Eng), J Song (USA); -5 B Henderson (Can), K Perry (USA), T Suwannapura (Tha), G Dryburgh (Sco), J Concolino (USA) Other selected: -3 C Hull (Eng); -1 M Reid (Eng); +2 G Hall (Eng), S Meadow (NI); +4 L Davies (Eng); +6 C Thomas (Eng) Full leaderboard
Bronte Law from Great Britain shot a six-under-par 65 to go in three-way lead with the Swede Anna Nordqvist and the American Jennifer Song during the Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg.
It is the first time that the 24-year-old has shared the lead on the LPGA Tour.
Law was second at the Mediheal Championship during her last LPGA start, her best end ever on the tour.
On Thursday, Stockport's golfer chipped an eagle on the third hole in her bogey-free round.
Asked if she was up to speed in this tournament, she said: "You would like that, but I think that every time you hit the tee, it's a new day and anything can happen
"You just try to go there and play your best golf. I thought I did well to stay there today. If I take a bad photo, don't let myself lead the way or worry too much about it. In the end I am very satisfied with the result. "
Scotland's Gemma Dryburgh is a shot behind the leaders in a five-way draw at five below, while South Korea's number one, Ko Jin-young, is on par.
The English Charley Hull is three, with fellow countryman Mel Reid two shots back.
Elsewhere, the English Meghan MacLaren and the French amateur Pauline Roussin-Bouchard lead the Jabra Ladies Open at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France
Both scored a three-under-par 68 to lead by a shot at it during the Ladies European Tour event – which is a qualification for the Evian championship.
MacLaren , 25, who already qualified for the Evian in July, said: "I'm pretty happy because I didn't start so well, so coming back strong and standing at the top of the rankings is pleasant. "