Megan Khang took a share of the LPGA Classic lead on Friday in her first event as a Tour member.
The 18-year-old eagled the fourth and found another four birdies en route to a 5-under 68 in difficult windy conditions in the Bahamas.
She now shares a half-way lead with Charley Hull and Haru Nomura at 8-under at the top of the leaderboard.
Defending champion Sei Young Kim is ominously close just a shot back, though, alongside Anna Nordqvist, Catriona Matthew and Min Seo Kwak.
However, it was not a good day for Michelle Wie, who missed the cut by a single stroke after being stung by a bee on the hand during the opening day.
Leaderboard: -8 M Khang (US), H Nomura (Jpn), C Hull (Eng); -7 S Young Kim (Kor), M Seo Kwok (Kor), C Matthew (Sco), A Nordqvist (Swe), -6 P Creamer (US)
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.