ORLEANS COUNTY, Vt. -
Defending champion Madison Corley of Essex Junction has taken a two-stroke lead in the VSWGA State Amateur Championship Tuesday at Orleans Country Club. Madison fired a round of 76. Jeanne Morrissey of Williston is in second place with a 78, and Rutland junior player Chloe Levins is in third place with a 79. Tiffany Maurycy of Wiliston and seven-time champion Holly Reynolds of Copley are tied for fourth with rounds of 80. Patti Haas of Kilington is in sixth place with an 83. Last year's runner-up Kristin Mahoney of Rutland is tied for seventh with Mari Harter of Orleans, Gretchen White of Williston, and Kathy Allbright of Green Mountain National with rounds of 84.
Round two is Wednesday. The lead group tees off at 9:30am.