Frances Kim of Rolling Hills Estate, California, made seven birdies during the second round of the AJGA Junior at Peach Tree to end 6-under-par 138. The rising sophomore was flawless on the front nine at 5-under-par 31 and moved up the leaderboard from a opening round even-par 72. Kim has two top-10 finishes in 2020 play, her best a T6 finish at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo.
Kaila Elsayegh of Pacific Palisades, California, sits one stroke back with a 5-under-par 139. The 13-year-old has two career top-10 finishes, her best was T4 at the 2019 AJGA Brendan Steele Junior All-Star Championship.
Adora Liu of Fremont, California, remains within striking distance at 2-under-par 142. The rising high school junior finished tied for second at the 2019 AJGA Preview at Baylands.
Nathan Wang of Fremont, California, overtook the Boys Division lead at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club at 9-under-par 135. The 15-year-old recently finished T7 at the 2020 Callaway Golf Junior Championship. The rising high school junior has not finished outside the top 22 in three years of AJGA play.
Four Californians are tied at 8-under-par 136: Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay, Drew Kim of Pleasanton, Alexander Gibalevich of Studio City, and Zach Mate of Elk Grove.