France’s own Caroline Afonso has set the target on day one of the Evian Championship qualifier at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France.

The 29-year-old from Anglet near Biarritz fired a four-under-par 67 after she birdied the second, fourth, ninth 11th and 14th holes. Her sole bogey came on the par-3 16th.

Fellow Frenchwoman Ariane Provot and Vikki Laing of Scotland share second place on three-under 68. Provot had five birdies and two bogeys, while Laing picked up birdies on the third, fourth, seventh and  13th holes, with her only dropped shot a bogey on the par-four 18th.

After the 36-hole qualifier, scheduled on 10-11 June, two of the 27 players will progress to the 3.25 million USD Evian Championship being played at the same venue on September 11-14, 2014.