The tournament, held at Eagle Harbor Golf Club, is the only Stableford format event on the American Junior Golf Association’s annual schedule. Created in 2017 with the support of Billy and Brittany Horschel, both accomplished AJGA alumni, the modified format rewards risk-taking because birdies are two points while bogeys are punitive (-1). The worst score possible is double bogey (-3).
Miguel Leal takes early control of the Boys Division with 19 points to set a record high for a round at Horschel's event in its fourth year. This is the 2021 graduates first time playing in an AJGA stableford event. Leal is coming off a top-10 finish at the AJGA Junior Championship benefiting Make-a-Wish.
In solo second from Kensington, Connecticut, with 11 points sits Jackson Roman. Roman is currently No. 139 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and secured his first AJGA title in 2020.
Tied for third with 10 points are Luke Poulter of (Great Britain) Orlando, Florida, and Kyo Morishita of Amagasaki, Japan. The two combined for 11 birdies and Poulter fired off a bogey free round.
Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida, leads the Girls Division with seven points. The 2023 graduate is already a two-time champion in 2020. Schroeder is currently No. 13 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Her day included five birdies.
In solo second with six points is Giovanna Fernandez from Asuncion, Paraguay. The University of Arkansas commit is competing in her first AJGA open this week. Her week got off to a strong start earning the Qualifier Medalist honors with four points.
In solo third with five points is Ka Yee Kwok (Hong Kong) Tianjin, China. The 2021 graduate is competing in her first AJGA event of 2020. Kwok earned Medalist Honors at the 2019 AJGA Preview at Sandestin (Ages 12 - 15).