LedgeRock Golf Club's Chip Lutz took the first-round lead in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's first major tournament of the season with a 67 at Philadelphia Cricket Club's Militia Hill Course in the Mid-Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

Lutz, the 2007 Mid-Amateur champ, birdied holes seven through nine and took a 1-stroke lead over Bidermann's William Jeremiah into Thursday's final round.

The Results

Chip Lutz, LedgeRock. . . 33-34–67

William Jeremiah, Bidermann. . . 33-35–68

Rob Savarese, Philadelphia Cricket. . . 34-35–69

Tom Gramigna, Tavistock. . . 36-34–70

Brian Gillespie, St. Davids. . . 36-35–71

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley. . . 35-36–71

Michael Brown, Lookaway. . . 37-34–71

Douglas Zelner, Coatesville. . . 36-36–72

Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks. . . 38-34–72

Tom Hyland, Little Mill. . . 36-36–72

Rich Pruchnik, West Chester. . . 33-39–72

Tom Borsello, White Clay Creek. . . 36-37–73

Bill McGuinness, Tavistock. . . 37-36–73

Jeff Osberg, Llanerch. . . 37-36–73

Marc Mandel, White Manor. . . 35-38–73

Andy Achenbach, RiverCrest. . . 37-36–73

Chris Lange, Overbrook. . . 37-36–73

Peter Barron, Stone Harbor. . . 36-37–73

Rodney James, Five Ponds. . . 36-37–73

Thomas Timby, Bucks Club. . . 37-36–73