Jiayi Wang of Shanghai, China, carded a 7-under-par 65 Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead headed into the final round at 8-under-par 136. Wang carded seven birdies and an eagle during her round with her eagle and three of her birdies coming in the final five holes. She is a 2022 graduate and looking for her first AJGA win since 2018.
Sitting in second place at 6-under-par 138 is Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington. Zhang shot 4-under-par 68 in the second round. She carded three birdies and an eagle, including a bogey-free back nine. She is a 2027 graduate looking for her first AJGA win.
Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division is Kexin Guan of (China) Irvine, California, at 4-under-par 140. Guan shot 3-under-par 69 in the second round with four birdies and a bogey-free back nine. She is looking to win back-to-back AJGA events after winning the GreatLIFE Junior Challenge by Sanford Health in July.
Edan Cui of Atherton, California, still leads the Boys Division at 8-under-par 136 overall after 36 holes. Cui notched four birdies to shoot 2-under-par 70 during the round. The 2025 graduate is looking to go wire-to-wire and secure his first career AJGA win.
In second place at 6-under-par 138 overall is Logan Paczewski of Dallas, Pennsylvania. Paczewski carded seven birdies during his round to shoot 4-under-par 68 and the low round of the day in the Boys Division.
In solo third sitting at 3-under-par 141 overall is John Broderick of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He shot four birdies and an eagle for a second round score of even-par 70. Sitting in fourth place at 2-under-par 142 overall is Cameron Besaw of New Canaan, Connecticut. Besaw carded five birdies and a bogey-free front nine during his round.
Rounding out the top-5 at 1-under-par 143 overall is Zhen Tao of (China) Upland, California. Tao carded five birdies to shoot 2-under-par 70 during the second round.