Colleen Estes, a former East Carolina golfer, shot a 2-over-par 74 to take a one-stroke lead over former champion Victoria Tsurutis in the 2013 Ladies City Amateur golf tournament being played at Charleston Municipal Golf Course. Devvy Walker is in third place after shooting 81. Sandy Bland is the senior leader by five strokes over Terry Rickson after an opening 78.
Estes made her only birdie of the day on the par-4 third hole on the way to a 35 for the front nine. She made six pars and three bogeys on the back nine. Tsurutis, who won the title in 2009, shot 39 on the front side with three bogeys and made two more bogeys on the back nine before scoring her only birdie on the par-4 16th hole.
The tournament ends Saturday with players starting at 8 a.m. and the leaders teeing off at 9:20 a.m.
Colleen Estes, 74; Victoria Tsurutis, 75; Devvy Walker, 81; Evelyn Wasson, 83; Alison Gianakas, 84; Shanie Cooper, 86; Kristen Biety, 88; Robin Richardson, 88; Terry Abernethy, 89; Wanda Torres, 91; Robin Todd, 92; Denise Sterner, 93; Myrtis Burbage, 93; Linda Gwillim, 96; Beth Greenlee, 99; Suzan ne Morgan, 99.
Sandy Bland, 78; Terry Rickson 83; Jan Blum, 88; Arlene Southerland, 90; Ruth Yack, 91; Clara Polutta, 96; Robin Smith, 98; Vivi Wood, 105; Bacele Infinger, 109.