While Lexington has a big lead in the AAAAA team competition the battle for the individual top spot is tight.
Gracyn Burgess of Lexington and Elle Johnson of Spartanburg are tied for the lead after the first 18 holes of play.
Upstate champion Emily Dunlap from Mauldin is one shot behind in third place while a pair of other Lexington golfers Karlee Vardas and Isabella Rawl found out the top-five.
Clover’s Alyssa Campbell and Byrnes golfer Victoria Hall along with Molly Hardwick of River Bluff are all tied for sixth place.
Burgess and Johnson each made 4-birdies during the round to tie for the best individual first day score.
In the team tournament the Wildcats shot a 11-over par 299 total which was 34 shots better than second place River Bluff and 35 shots better than the Upstate champions from Boiling Springs.
The top Bulldog golfer was Amber Amaker who is 9-over par and tied for 13th place.
Blythewood is fourth and Byrnes in in the fifth spot.
The final round is set for Wednesday at The Country Club of Lexington.
The Wildcats will be trying to win their second straight AAAAA state title.