Wake Forest University fourth year student Allison Emrey leads with a one-under 71 which included three birdies and two bogeys. 
Emrey holds a one-shot lead over high school sophomore Kaitlyn Papp of Austin, Texas.  Defending champion and former USA Curtis Cup player Meghan (Bolger) Stasi of Oakland Park, Florida opened with 80.  
Harder Hall Country Club is playing at 6,138 yards for the championship, which concludes on Saturday, after 72 holes.

In the Forever Forty-nine division, a three-way tie for the first round lead is between 2012 and 2014 Forever Forty-nine champion Martha Leach of Hebron, Kentucky; 2013 Forever Forty-nine champion Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, Florida; and Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, FLorida.

In the Ben Roman division, Patty Deschler of Jacksonville, Florida finished the day with an 83 and holds a one-shot lead over Clate Aydlett of Elizabeth City, North Carolina

par 72, yardage 6,138.
71 Allison Emrey 34-37
72 Kaitlyn Papp 34-38
74 Jackie Chang 38-36, Christine Paulsen 37-37, Minami Levonovich 38-36, Nelly Korda 39-35, Samantha Wagner 35-39.

76 Hally Leadbetter 37-39 (14th)
78 Sammy Fuller (England) 38-40 (T21)
80 Meghan Stasi 41-39, India Clyburn (England) 40-40 (T31)
86 Carol S Thompson 44-42.
Field of 123 players