Daniel McBrien of Holly Springs, North Carolina, and Mack Edwards of Charlotte, North Carolina, are tied for the Boys Division lead of the Golf Performance Center Junior All-Star after the first round at 5-under-par 67. McBrien has two top-10 finishes in AJGA events. He had seven birdies and one eagle on the round. Edwards placed T4 at the 2021 Harold Varner III Foundation Junior All-Star. He had five birdies on the round.
Tied for third place at 1-under-par 71 is Preston Howe of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Benjamin Baker of Broadlands, Virginia. Both Howe and Baker had four birdies on the round.
In fifth place at even-par 72 is Michael Lee of Fairfax, Virginia. Lee had two birdies and one eagle on the round.
Irene Kim of Woodstock, Maryland, and Michelle P. Ding of Toronto, Ontario, Canada lead the Girls Division at even-par 72. Kim has one top-20 finish in an AJGA event, and had four birdies on the round. Ding had five birdies on the round. This is her first AJGA event.
In third place at 1-over-par 73 is Lucy Wang of Diamondbar, California. She had four birdies on the round.