Marcus Smith of Rockford, Illinois, fired a 3-under-par 68 to help him climb to the top of the leaderboard Wednesday. Smith recorded three birdies on both the front and back nine. He will attempt to win his first AJGA tournament tomorrow.
Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia, had another solid round shooting 1-over-par 72. Gao will join Smith in tomorrow's final group trailing by one stroke. Gao won an AJGA title last year at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson
Following the second round of the 2020 UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake, Caiyi Zhang of (China) Bradenton, Florida, finished the day with a 2-over-par 73 and three birdies. Zhang leads by two-strokes and is looking to win her first AJGA tournament.
Morgan Ellison of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Audrey Tir of Winnetka, Illinois, sit in second trailing by two-strokes.