Deven Patel of Johns Creek, Georgia, leads the Boys Division with a 3-under-par 69. Patel carded six birdies including three in a row on the back nine. The Virginia verbal commit is looking for his first AJGA win.
Cooper Claycomb of Orlando, Florida, finished in second with a 2-under-par-70. Jean-Philippe Parr of (Canada) St-Celestin, Quebec, and Tyler Stachkunas end the day T3 at 1-under-par 71.
Derek Sanderson of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Nicholas Prieto of Miami, Florida, Xirong Cheng of (China) Bradenton, Florida, and Filip Jakubcik of (Czech Republic) Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, all ended the first round T5 at even-par 72.
Emily Zhu of (Canada) Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mi Li of (China) Winter Garden, Florida, and Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada, all finish tied for the lead at 1-over-par 73 in the first round. Wilson and Zhu finished the day with three birdies each while Li finished with two.