While world No. 1 Nelly Korda (69-66) was on top of the individual standings, Alison Lee, also from the US, was second with cards of 69 and 67.
Aditi Ashok, leading Team Ashok, was lying T-15, while Tvesa Malik, part of the team led by Lizette Salas, a star on the LPGA Tour, was T-28 after the first round.
Diksha Dagar, who is returning to action on the LET for the first time since the Olympic Games in August, added 74 to her first round 72 and at two-over 146 she is T-39.
Tvesa Malik, who is aiming for a Top-10 finish on the Order of Merit, is currently 23rd while Diksha Dagar is 40th.
The threat of lightning meant that there were still groups which were yet to complete their second round on Saturday.
At 5-under 137, she was 17th when she finished the second round but there were a lot of players yet to finish.
Aditi Ashok has been in action in Europe since her magnificent showing at the Tokyo Olympics where she missed a historic medal by a whisker.
Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik are back in action at the Gant Ladies Open, the eighth event on the 2021 calendar of the Ladies European Tour.
Tvesa Malik, after bogeys on the first two holes, parred eight in a row before getting birdies on 11th and 12th and again on 16th and 17th.
Tvesa Malik began promisingly with a birdie did not gain any shot after that, finished with a disappointing 7-over 79.