No golfer in this year's field has won more Bunyan Amateur titles than Ricky Jones of Thomaston and now he is halfway to winning again. Jones shot a -3 par 67 at Kebo Valley GC in Bar Harbor and holds a two shot lead over Ryan Gay.

Jones has won the Bunyan four times, the last one came in 2007. He birdied #10, #12, #14 and then had 15 pars for his -3 score.

Ryan Gay(Pittston) won the Bunyan in 2010 and 2011.

Defending co-champions Casey Catell and JJ Harris shot +6 and +9, respectively.

Jones and Gay are the only two golfers in red numbers after day one. Sunday play for the A/B flight players shifts to Penobscot Valley CC in Orono.

Here's the top of the leaderboard after round one....

-3     Ricky Jones

-1     Ryan Gay

+2    William Hutchins

+3   Jason Harvey, Jack Fitch, Eric Wyman