Charleston’s Katie Rose Higgins, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, posted a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday and is tied with College of Charleston sophomore Kathryn Miranda of Lexington for first place in the Women’s Carolinas Amateur Championship being played at Yeamans Hall Club.
Higgins won the 2009 South Carolina Junior played at Yeamans Hall, while Miranda was the 2009 Carolinas Junior runner-up.
Two strokes back are Karli Heimbecker of Sanford, N.C., and Stacey Tomlinson of Greeleyville.
Jackie King leads the Carolinas Tee division (shorter tees) with a 77. Angela Stewart of Greenville, N.C., shot 1-over 73 and holds a four-shot lead over Karen Ferree of Hilton Head in the seniors division. Carole Jones of Hillsborough, N.C., and Susan Harden of Beaufort are tied for the super seniors lead with opening 78s.
A field of 96 golfers is competing in the 54-hole tournament. Today’s tee times run from 8:30 a.m.-10:31 a.m., with the leaders starting first off Nos. 1 and 10.
OVERALL LEADERS Katie Rose Higgins, Charleston, 35-35—70; Kathryn Miranda, Lexington, 34-36—70; Karli Heimbecker, Sanford, N.C., 35-36—71; Stacey Tomlinson, Greeleyville, 33-38—71; Brooke Baker, Raleigh, N.C., 37-36—73; Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C., 38-35—73; Lea Venable, Simpsonville, 38-36—74; Maureen Dunnagan, Lexington, 37-38—75; Katelyn Dambaugh, Goose Creek, 37-39—76; Vanessa Koechli, Greer, 37-39—76; Staci Creech, Chapel Hill, N.C., 37-39—76; Karen Ferree, Hilton Head, 38-39—77; Lauren Smith, Salisbury, N.C., 37-40—77; Hayley Hammond, Mooresville, N.C., 39-38—77; Anna Martin, Easley, 39-38—77; Kaitlin Matheson, Easley, 39-39—78; Patty Moore, Charlotte, 41-37—78; Torey Johnson, Conway, 36-42—78; Michelle Pilo, Florence, 39-39—78; Rachel Uremovich, Hilton Head, 37-41—78; Peg Brady, Stanley, N.C., 37-41—78; Jennifer Adams, Bluffton, 41-37—78; Cathy Hill, Gaston, 40-39—79; Inga Ivey, Myrtle Beach, 40-39—79; Kathy Binkley, Cornelius, N.C., 40-40—80; Kerri Dice, Chapel, Hill, 38-43—81; Susan Beaupied, Raleigh, N.C., 40-41—81; Kim Clarke, Newton, N.C., 44-37—81; Lea Anne Brown, Mount Pleasant, 43-39—82; Lori Teague, Newton, N.C., 41-41—82; Catherine Shealy, Columbia, 40-42—82; Leslie Long, East Bend, N.C., 43-39—82; Rachel Wyatt, Blythewood, 42-40—82.
CAROLINAS DIVISION (shorter course)
Jackie King, High Point, N.C., 42-35—77; Carole Jones, Hillsborough, N.C., 40-38—78; Joe Ann Sluder, Pinehurst, N.C., 38-40—78; Natalie Huff, Elgin, 38-40—78; Susan Harden, Beaufort, 40-38—78; Gi Gi Ash, Greensboro, N.C., 37-41—78; Becca McKinney, Raleigh, N.C., 38-41—79; Louise Givens, Columbia, 40-40—80; Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C., 39-41—80; Brenda Frye, Mount Pleasant, 39-42—81.