Xin (Cindy) Kou of Whittier, California, finished her day eight-under-par 63 putting her five strokes ahead after one day of play. Kou tallied eight birdies and went the entire day bogey-free.
Two other juniors end the day tied for second to round out the top three. Kelly Xu of Claremont, California, and Abbey Schutte of Goodyear, Arizona, both finished the day three-under-par 68. Each junior had a smooth day ending their rounds with a birdie.
Cade Anderson of Scottsdale, Arizona, is out front early for the Boys Division. The 2021 graduate finished the day five-under-par 66. Anderson's impressive round ended with three straight birdies to put him on top.
There are six other juniors that round off the top five. William Walsh of San Mateo, California, is alone in second after shooting three-under-par 68. Adam Miller of Phoenix, Arizona, Aidan Tran of Fresno, California, Colton Cherry of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler, Arizona, and Rylan Johnson of Gilbert, Arizona, all finished round one in third after shoot two-under-par 69