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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Marsha Butler carded a 4-over-par 76 Saturday to take the lead after the first round of stroke play at the 45th USGA Senior Women's Amateur.
Taffy Brower, Carolyn Creekmore and Robin Donnelley share second place at 5-over-par 77 at Pasatiempo Golf Club. Patricia Cornett, Debbie Franco and Martha Lang are one stroke further back at plus-6.
Butler, who reached the semifinals of the 2002 Senior Women's Amateur, managed three birdies on her round. The 2002 Senior Women's Amateur was her first USGA event since playing in a U.S. Girls' Junior as a teenager.