Susie Redman bogeyed the 18th hole to fall into a tie with Kris Tschetter at four-under-par 68 Thursday after the opening round of the 54-hole Hawaiian Ladies Open.
Pat Bradley and Dale Eggeling were one shot back at 69, while Liselotte Neumann, Tammie Green and rookie Anna Marie Palli were two strokes back at 70.
Defending champion Patty Sheehan had a 72.
"This is a demanding course, the greens make it tough," Redman said. "If you don't hit it in the right spot, you've got a lot of tough, breaking putts."
Redman started the back nine at two-under before scoring birdies on Nos. 11, 13 and 14. Redman sank a 35-foot putt for birdie on 13, then made a sharp-breaking 15-foot downhill putt on 14.
She bogeyed No. 16 when she missed a six-footer for par after hitting out of a bunker, but sank a 21-foot downhill putt on 17 for birdie. On 18, she tried to hit a seven-wood onto the green, but hit short and made a bogey.
Tschetter, touring pro at the hosting Ko Olina Golf Course and who missed the cut in this tournament the past two years, overcame two bogeys with six birdies.
She started the back nine with a bogey on No. 10, but followed with birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 15.
"I made some putts I don't normally make, then I missed some shorter ones," Tschetter said.