Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship
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Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

Three tied atop Boys Division first-round leaderboard at #NeSmithJr

South Carolina native Siehl leads Girls Division
Chase Nevins - 2020 - Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship (1).JPG

Chase Nevins (pictured) of Great Falls, Virginia, is one of three tied for first in the Boys Division at the end of the first round. The 2023 graduate shot a 1-over-par 73 which included three birdies. Nevins is No. T192 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 15-year-old is playing in his fifth event this year with a win at the 2020 Sean Foley Performance Junior All-Star.

Aidan Browning of Charlotte, North Carolina, is also tied for first. Browning got out to a hot start, firing three birdies on the first six holes. This is the 2022 graduate's third AJGA event.

Benjamin Peters of Winston Salem, North Carolina, rounds out the top three. The 17-year-old went bogey-free for seven-consecutive holes to solidify his spot at the top. Peters has played in three previous AJGA tournaments in 2020, and is looking for his first win.

Alexia Siehl - 2020 - Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship (2).JPG

Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, South Carolina, finished the round at 1-over-par 73 to lead the Girls Division. The 2022 graduate had two birdies and went ten-consecutive holes without a bogey. Siehl is playing in her sixth event of 2020 with a win at the 2020 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior and is No. 71 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Julie Shin of Brambleton, Virginia, holds the second spot. Shin carded a score of 2-over-par 74 with only two bogeys through 18-holes. Shin has yet to win an AJGA event but finished second in the 2020 The UHY / The First Tee of Greater Baltimore Junior Championship. Shin is currently No. 78 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Macy Pate of Boone, North Carolina, Emily Matthew of Mebane, North Carolina, Ellen Dong of (China) Longwood, Florida, Bridget Ma of Windermere, Florida, and Kathryn Ha of Roanoke, Virginia, are tied for third at 4-over-par 76.

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