Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship
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Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

Song leads #NeSmithJr Girls Division

Paschal takes the lead by two strokes
Cindy Song Tee of No. 10 Article Photo - Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship.JPG

Cindy Song of Waxhaw, North Carolina, leads the Girls Division heading into the final round of play after shooting 1-under-par 71. Song had four birdies in the round and ended with the low round honors for the Girls Division. The 2023 graduate currently has a three-stroke lead as she finished her first and second round for a combined 3-under-par 141. Song has three top-ten finishes on the year and she will be seeking her first career AJGA victory.

Thanana Kotchasanmanee of Chiangmai, Thailand, is in solo second after finishing her second round at even-par 70. In Kotchasanmanee first career AJGA event, she currently sits even-par 144 for the tournament. The 2025 graduate ended her round with 4 birdies. She also finished in second place in the Qualifier for the #NeSmithJr to compete in the tournament.

Julie Shin of Brambleton, Virginia, is currently in third place after shooting 1-over-par 73. Shin ended her round with two birdies including a birdie on No. 18 to take solo third place. The No. 65 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, who won the #NeSmithJr Qualifier, is looking for her second win in the past three weeks after winning the Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Club on July 19th.

Ethan Paschal off No. 11 Article Photo - Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship.JPG

Ethan Paschal of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the Boys Division leader after shooting 5-under-par 66 in the second round. Paschal earned low round honors for the second round in the Boys Division. He sits at 4-under-par 138 for the tournament. The 2024 graduate also led the Boys Division with six birdies in the round including starting his day with three birdies on the first five holes. Paschal best AJGA finish came at the Harold Varner III Foundation Junior All-Star where he placed T2. He will be seeking his first ever AJGA victory.

Jackson Byrd of Saint Simons Island, Georgia, is currently in solo second after shooting 1-under-par 70 in the second round. For the tournament, the 2025 graduate is shooting 2-under-par 140. This is the first career AJGA event as he is looking to capture the #NeSmithJr title.

Mohit Balaji of Kissimmee, Florida, is in third place after shooting 4-under-par 67 in the round. Balaji is currently shooting 1-under-par 141 in the tournament. Balaji had 4 birdies in the round and a hole-in-one on No. 11. This was the first career AJGA hole-in-one for Balaji. The 2022 graduate will be seeking his first career AJGA victory.

Adam Hunt of Columbia, South Carolina, Patmon Malcom of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Will Jordan of The Woodlands, Texas, are all tied for fourth place at even-par 142. Hunt and Malcom both shot even-par-71 in the round while Jordan was 1-under-par 70 in the round. All three of these players will be seeking their first career AJGA victory.

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