After the first round of play, Parker Smith of Louisville, Kentucky, leads the Boys Division shooting 5-under-par 65 on the day. Smith carded six birdies to take a two-stroke lead heading into the second round. Smith has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Bellarmine University.
Tied for second are Javier Delgadillo of El Paso, Texas, and Max Lyons of Peoria, Arizona. The pair shot 3-under-par 67 to put themselves in position going into the second round. Delgadillo has two top-10 AJGA career finishes. Lyons carded four birdies and they are both looking for their first victories.
The first round is in the books and leaves Bridget Ma of Windermere, Florida, and Kary Hollenbaugh of New Albany, Ohio, tied for first at 1-under-par 69. Both had four birdies on the day, and are looking to continue that momentum into the next round. Ma has a win at the 2019 Cameron McCormick Junior All-Star. Hollenbaugh has a fourth-place finish this year at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands and is looking for her first AJGA win this week.
Tied for third are Annie Huaxin Zhang of Winter Garden, Florida, and Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Both shot even-par on the day and are within striking distance of the leaders. Zhang has one top-five finish on her AJGA record and Siehl is playing in her first AJGA event this week.