Liz Nagel of DeWitt shot a four-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead in the first round of stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur on Monday.

Carley Saint-Onge of Marquette and Jacqueline Setas of East Lansing are tied for second place after each shot 71 at Forest Akers West in East Lansing.

The final stroke-play round will take place today, after which the field will be cut to 32 for match play.

Match play rounds will run Wednesday through Friday and culminate with the championship final on Friday afternoon.

GYMNASTICS: The 2012 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, featuring the U.S. team's top performers from the London Games, will visit the Palace at 7:30 nike free Nov. 3. Tickets as low as $25 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

ROWING: University of Michigan's Chrissy Holm won a gold medal Sunday as a member of the U.S. team at the 2012 World Under-23 Rowing Championships. The U.S. women's eight crew topped runner-up Germany with its winning time of 6:25.92.

SOCCER: The Michigan Bucks will host the Real Colorado Foxes in Game 1 of a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. Thunder Bay Chill will face FC London in the second game at 8. Tickets purchased before Saturday are $6. On game day, prices rise to $10 for adults and $7 for youths. (Each ticket includes two games on Saturday or one on Sunday.) Children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. For more information, go to


More Details: In-state talent

What: Michigan Women's Amateur.

When: Through Friday.

Where: Forest Akers, East Lansing.

Format: 36-hole stroke play, followed by 32 players in match play.

2011 champion: Christine Meier.

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