Edan Cui of Atherton, California, carded five birdies and an eagle in the first round to hold a one-stroke lead after 18 holes. Cui eagled Hole No. 15 with a 10-foot putt and went on to par the final three holes and finish with a 6-under-par 66. In addition to his eagle, he also went bogey-free on the front nine. Cui is a 2025 graduate and still looking for his first AJGA win.
In second place is Stephen Viray of Florida, New York, sitting at 5-under-par 67. Viray notched eight birdies in his first round including a bogey-free front nine as well. In sole possesion of third place is John Broderick of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who sits at 3-under-par 69 after the first 18 holes. Broderick had a bogey-free round with birdies on Nos. 7, 9 & 14.
Rounding out the top-5 for the Boys Division are Logan Paczewski of Dallas, Pennsylvania, and Michael Lugiano of Jackson Township, Pennsylvania, at 2-under-par 70. The Pennsylvanians each carded a set of nine bogey-free holes with Paczewski going clean on the back and Lugiano going clean on the front.
Sitting in a tie for first place in the Girls Division at 3-under-par 69 are Kaia Wu of Princeton, New Jersey, and Kavya Ajjarapu of Lutz, Florida. Wu had four birdies with a bogey-free front nine and Ajjarapu finished with five birdies and an eagle.
Rounding out the top three are Rachel Carlson of Bradenton, Florida, and Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington, at 2-under-par 70. Carlson finished her first round with five birdies while Zhang finished with three birdies and a bogey-free front nine.