Tanner Overby of Portland, Oregon, is tied for first at 4-under-par 68 after the first round. The 2024 graduate tallied five birdies, including four on the front nine. Overby is playing in his first career AJGA event.
Brandon Knight of Pleasanton, California, is also tied for first at 4-under-par 68 at the conclusion of the first round. The 2023 graduate recorded six birdies, including a birdie on No. 18. Knight is playing in his first career AJGA event.
Rylan Shim of Centreville, Virginia, David Zhang of San Diego, California, and Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia, are tied for third at even-par 72.
Claire Chen of Fremont, California, Ka Hei Kong of (Hong Kong) Arcadia, California, and Vunnisa Vu of Clovis, California, are all tied at the top of the leaderboard at even-par 72. Chen marked three birdies and played bogey-free golf on the back nine. Kong recorded four birdies, three of which came on the front nine. Vu tallied five birdies, including birdies on the first three holes.