Following the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell, Andie Smith of Hobe Sound, Florida, finished the day with a 1-under-par 71 and five birdies. Smith is a two-time AJGA champion and No. 151 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
Lynn Lim of Gallatin, Tennessee, Lauren Clark of Orlando, Florida, and Izzy M. Pellot of Altamonte Springs, Florida, sit tied at second at even-par 72.
Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Kiko Francisco Coelho of (Portugal) Lake Mary, Florida, and Luke Clanton of Miami Lakes, Florida, are tied for first in the Boys Division at 1-under-par 71. The three shot a combined 12 birdies.
Tied for fourth is Jason Duff of Elkton, Florida, Liam Shinn of Norcross, Georgia, and Leo Goosen of (United Kingdom) Windermere, Florida, at even-par 72.