After a 2-over-par front nine Saturday, Charleston Southern women's golf coach Kory Thompson made four birdies on the back nine for a 2-under-par 70 and moved ahead of the field by 16 shots in the Ladies City Amateur golf tournament being played at Charleston Municipal Golf Course.

Thompson's closest challengers are Jackie Bennett and Terry Ann Rickson, who both recorded 78s and are at 160.

Evelyn Wasson at 156 has a two-shot lead over Cynthia Andereck in the seniors division.

Tee times for today's final round begin at 7:40 a.m. with the leaders teeing off at 9 a.m.

Ladies City Amateur

Charleston municipal

SCORES: Kory Thompson, 72-70--142; Jackie Bennett, 82-78--160; Terry Ann Rickson, 82-78--160; Wendy Gee, 84-77--161; Robin Richardson, 83-78--161; Jeannie Hillock, 83-80--163; Tori Langen, 80-83--163; Sandy Bland, 88-80--168; Kathryn Day, 78-84--162; Cass Manley, 85-84--169; Marilyn Decko, 85-87--172; Myrtis Burbage, 93-85--178; Kristy Biety, 92-87--179; Karen Keefe, 89-95--184; June Stovall, 90-96--186; Paige Austell, 95-92--187; Beth Greenlee, 99-89--188; Suzanne Morgan, 96-95--191. SENIORS: Evelyn Wasson, 77-79--156; Cynthia Andereck, 79-79--158; Chris Schiable, 83-82--165; Jane Assey, 84-83--167; Joyce Harris, 82-85--167; Kit Graves, 83-87--170; Terri Bell, 89-82--171; Clare Polutta, 86-85--171; Susanne Hutchinson, 91-84--175; Bonnie Foulois, 94-83--177; Robin Smith, 85-93--178; Bonnie Parsons, 95-89--184; Cele Infinger, 99-102--201; Linda Naile, 117-117--230.