Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton, California, entered the second round tied for the lead but ultimately emerged as the solo leader after carding a 3-under-par 68. Opening the round on No. 10, LaHa had an up-and-down start to her day, going bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie on Nos. 12-15. She made a charge heading into the turn however, with a birdie on the par-4 No. 17 and an eagle on the par-5 No. 18. The 15-year-old followed that up with three birdies and one bogey on her closing nine to get to 7-under-par 135 for the tournament. LaHa is No. 26 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and owns a victory at the 2020 WinCraft / McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends. She will head into the final round with a one-stroke lead.
Kendall Todd of Goodyear, Arizona, and Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California, are T2 at 6-under-par 136. Both players carded a 4-under-par 67 in the second round.
Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert, Arizona, moved into the Boys Division lead after carding the low round of the day, 6-under-par 66. The 2023 sophomore started his day on the back-nine where he recorded birdies on 13, 15, 17 and 18. Pikulthong continued his bogey free round with birdies on Nos. 5 and 8 to lead the Boys Division by three strokes. The Arizona State University commit picked up his first AJGA win in 2020 at the AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star. He enters the final round with a tournament total 10-under-par 132.
Fellow Arizona State University commit Preston Summerhays of Scottsdale, Arizona, recorded a 4-under-par 67 for solo second, three strokes behind Pikulthong. Summerhays, a decorated amateur golfer, is looking for his first AJGA win. He'll start tomorrow with a tournament total 7-under-par 135.
Sebastian Moss of Houston, Texas, and Jackson Koivun of San Jose, California, are currently T3 at 6-under-par 136.