Four-way share of lead in Rotterdam

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: 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.

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Starting on the back nine, the English player dropped a shot at the 12th but then birdied three of the last five holes on the back nine. Two more birdies at six and seven saw her join the leaders.

Of the three Scots in the field, Kylie Walker (71) and Clare Queen (72) are well placed, but Vikki Laing was way down the leaderboard after shooting 80.