Rancourt Leads Maine Amateur 

Defending champion Alexa Rancourt of South Portland shot a 1-under par 71 Monday to take the first-round lead in the Women’s Maine State Golf Association championship at the Augusta Country Club. Rancourt birdied five holes including four on the back en route to a back nine 34. Kristin Kannegieser, the 2007 Women’s Amateur champion, shot 73 despite a double bogey on the 18th hole, to claim second place. Ann Probert of the Waterville  Country Club and Kathi O’Grady of Sable Oaks tied for third with 79s. The tournament continues Tuesday and Wednesday.