East Chapel Hill alum Kerri Dice has earned a share of the lead in the first round of the CGA's 63rd North Carolina Women's State Amateur Championship at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton. Carole Jones of Hillsborough leads the tournament's State Tee division.
Laura Wearn of Charlotte led wire-to-wire in winning her first major championship title by four strokes over defending champion Katherine Perry of Cary at the 61st N.C. Women's Amateur Championship in Gastonia.
Wearn's final round 74 was the highest round she shot throughout the N.C. Women's Golf Association www.ncwga.com event, which was played Tuesday through Thursday at the 6,024-yard, par-36-36--72 Gaston Country Club layout.
Lori Beth Adams of Burlington was third, followed by Corrine Carr of Pinehurst in a tie for fourth. Courtney Rouse of Holly Springs was seventh, and Wendell's Ashley Denton shared ninth.