Gustavo Rangel of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, leads the Boys Division by one stroke after shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the first round. Rangel had five birdies on the day including a tie-breaking birdie on No.17 to take the outright lead heading into the second round. The 2022 graduate will be seeking his first AJGA victory of the 2021 season.
Justin Ross of Boca Raton, Florida, Hans Risvaer of Miami, Florida, Andrew Payne of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Thomas Amaya of Queretaro, Mexico, are all tied for second place after shooting 2-under-par 70. The four players combined for 16 birdies on the day and one eagle coming from Amaya on No. 18.
Analiese Raath of Lakeland, Florida, leads the Girls Division by two strokes after posting a 2-under-par 70 in the first round. Raath had all three of her birdies on the back nine. Raath was also able to play bogey-free golf on the back nine and only had one total bogey on the day. The 2022 graduate was the only player in the Girls Division that shot under-par for the round. Raath will be seeking her first career AJGA victory.
Katelyn Huber of Gainesville, Florida, sits solo second place after shooting even-par-72 in the round. Huber had three birdies on the day including two of her three birdies on the final 3 holes. The 2025 graduate is looking to defend her title at Stoneybrook after winning last years event.
Kelly Shanahan of Coral Springs, Florida, Mi Li of Beijing, China, Valentina Zuleta of Bogota, Colombia, and Angelica Holman of Fort Pierce, Florida, are all tied for third at 1-over-par 73 after the first round of play. The four players combined for 11 birdies in the round.
The second round will begin at 7:45 a.m. on holes No. 1 and No. 10 at Stoneybrook Golf Club.