Ricky Jones has won the Maine Amateur twice in his career. His 1st round on Tuesday puts him in great position to win his third.Jones birdied 3 of the last 5 holes at the Augusta Country Club to finish 4-under-par 66. The round totaled 4 birdies in all and no bogies.

Ryan Gay who is a 3-time champion leads a group that finished 1-under-par 69. Gay's round also included 4 birdies, but also 3 bogies including back-to-back on holes 3 and 4.

Mark Plummer who has won this tournament 13 times kept himself in contention shooting 1-over-par 71 while defending champ Seth Sweet of Madison came in at 5-over 75.

The second round starts at 7am Wednesday with the final round on Thursday.