Alford goes under-par at Ladies Am provincials

Defending champion Jocelyn Alford of the host Earl Grey Golf Club was the only competitor in the field of 51 to shoot under par during the opening day of the 36-hole Sun Life Financial Alberta ladies amateur golf championship Tuesday.

CALGARY — Defending champion Jocelyn Alford of the host Earl Grey Golf Club was the only competitor in the field of 51 to shoot under par during the opening day of the 36-hole Sun Life Financial Alberta ladies amateur golf championship Tuesday.

Alford, a native of Red Deer, came in with a one-under par 70 and holds a three stroke lead on Jennifer Ha of the Calgary Glencoe Club and Becky Martin of Medicine Hat.

Cara Vanderham of Innisfail is tied for 17th after shooting a nine-over par 80.