Defending champion Alexa Rancourt of South Portland shot a 1-under par 71 Monday to take the first-round lead in the Womenâ€™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 Womenâ€™s Amateur champion, shot 73 despite a double bogey on the 18th hole, to claim second place. Ann Probert of the WatervilleÂ Country Club and Kathi Oâ€™Grady of Sable Oaks tied for third with 79s. The tournament continues Tuesday and Wednesday.