The Woodlands, Texas - Jackson Van Paris of Pinehurst, North Carolina, shot a second-round 4-under-par 68 to take a two-shot lead heading into the final round.
The AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods is one of the longest-running events on the AJGA schedule. Originally played in 1987, the tournament settled at The Club at Carlton Woods in 2009. The event has a storied past with champions such as Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
Due to expected weather on Monday, players finished their first round and immediately began their second round on Saturday. The majority of players finished their second round, including Van Paris who fought through tough conditions to post a combined 7-under-par 137 between the first and second rounds. Van Paris won the tournament in 2019 and is looking to become the first repeat champion in the event's 34-year history.
First-round leader Preston Summerhays of Scottsdale, Arizona, shot a second-round 1-under-par 71 to sit at 5-under-par 139 for the tournament and two shots back of the lead.
Zach Kingsland of Austin, Texas, and Maxwell Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, round out the top three at 4-under-par 140.
The final round of competition teed off at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.