SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., May 3, 2014 - Second-year Legends Tour player Danielle Ammaccapane posted a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead today at the Legends Tour's third annual Walgreens Charity Classic.
The Arizona State University alum and former Phoenix resident chipped in for birdie and the outright lead on the 18th green at Grandview Golf Course. Ammaccapane takes a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round over Laurie Rinker, who carded a 5-under 67 in her opening round.
"I went back to my old putter and just rolled it well today," said Ammaccapane, whose longest putt was 15 feet. "I had good speed and that was probably the key today."
Ammaccapaneís bogey-free round included four birdies, one eagle and a hole-in-one. In fact, she was one of three players in today's opening round recording aces - a record on the Legends Tour for the most aces in one day.
Ammaccapane scored her ace on the 145-yard sixth hole with an 8-iron, while Cindy Figg-Currier of Texas also aced the sixth hole from 145 yards with a 7-iron. Rinker scored her hole-in-one on the 125-yard 17th hole with a 9-iron.
"I really got into my routine today and hit a lot of good shots," said Rinker, of Florida. "My brother caddied for me and we picked the right club most of the time."
Tied for third at 3-under 69 is Liselotte Neumann of Sweden and the tournamentís defending champion, Michele Redman of Minnesota.
Rosie Jones and Val Skinner are tied for fifth at 2-under 70.
Figg-Currier and seven other players are tied for seventh at one-under 71.
Gates will open on Sunday at 8 a.m., with the final round starting at 9 a.m. The 36-hole stroke-play event features a field of 48 Legends Tour players competing for a $250,000 purse.
All ticket proceeds from the Walgreens Charity Classic will benefit the Phoenix Children's Hospital.