Leona Maguire is tied for the lead after the opening round at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan.

The Cavan native, who managed a top 10 finish at the Mediheal Championship in California last week, continued her good recent form with a bogey-free 65 which leaves her at seven under, in a tie for first with Charley Hull, Nasa Hataoka and Lauren Stephenson.

Among the early starters, Maguire began strongly, with a birdie on the first before picking up further shots on four, seven and eight.

Her momentum continued on the back nine with birdies on both 10 and 14, before finishing off her round in style with another birdie on 18.

Antrim's Stephanie Meadow carded a 73 which puts her on one over in a tie for 103rd.

"[The course] reminds me a lot of home, a lot of golf courses that I would've grew up playing at home," said Maguire.

"Tree-lined Elm Hermitage, Elm Park, ones I grew up playing during junior golf. I have an Irish caddie on the bag, and he said the same.

"It's nice when you have that familiar ID, even though it's a new place.

"Just sort of suited my eye quite well and tried to just build on that momentum I had last week in San Francisco.

"It was a pretty quick turnaround from last week.

"Felt like my game was in nice shape from there, and it was just a case of seeing the golf course the last few days and trying to rest up and start this week afresh and try and pick up where I left off.

"Really happy with my start and hopefully can get it going again tomorrow.

"It's one of those things where there are a lot of birdie chances out there.

"You know everybody is going to go low. You can't really stop and look behind you very much. You just have to keep your foot down and keep going.

"Just getting more comfortable, I think. I've been in a few big groups the last few weeks especially. And I’m really happy with how I've managed that and sort of stuck to my own game plan as well."