DONCASTER’S Rebecca Hudson shot a two-under-par 70 to lie in a share of 22nd place after round one of the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters in Berkshire.
Starting at the 10th, she birdied holes 11 and 15 and accumulated pars for the rest of the day.
Georgina Simpson (Cleckheaton), who also began on the back nine, looked to have given herself too much to do to make the cut – which is projected to be one over – when she dropped shots at the fourth, seventh and eighth.
But a closing birdie secured a three-over 75 and gives her hope of playing at the weekend.
Sophie Giquel-Bettan, from France, fired a six-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead.
The 32-year-old, from Valence, ended the day ahead of South African Ashleigh Simon, Italian Sophie Sandolo, Josephine Janson of Sweden and Nontaya Srisawang from Thailand.
English pair Charley Hull and Trish Johnson are part of a large group two strokes off the pace, on four under par.