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KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
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KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

Smith jumps to the lead at #StacyLewisInv after the second round

Alice Ziyi Zhao went low on moving day and now leads the Girls Division
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Fayetteville, AR - Luke Smith of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, leads the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational after the second round at 4-over-par 148. The 2025 grad holds a one stroke lead in the Boy's Division.

The KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational begun on Monday, June 13, at Blessings Golf Club. The 56 player field features an even split between boys and girls. The unique stroke-play event features mixed pairings of boys and girls. The 12-15 year-olds competing include 33 past AJGA champions and 13 players ranked in the top-100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Smith started off the day consistent with two pars on Nos. 1 and 2. With a bogey on No. 3, Smith bounced back with three consecutive pars. The 2025 grad closed out the front nine with back to back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. The Canadian remained calm on the back nine and carded seven consecutive pars to finish at 4-over-par 148.

Smith's highest AJGA finish was at the 2021 AJGA Junior at Toftrees as runner-up. The 14-year-old sits at No. 204 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is seeking his first AJGA win.

I kept making par and was happy with how I finished but I know I can still play better.
Luke Smith

One stroke back from Smith in second place is Brody McQueen of Marietta, Georgia, at 5-over-par 149. The 2026 grad carded three birdies throughout the round.

Tied for third at 6-over-par 150 is Anthony Purcea of Buford, Georgia, Eric Zhao of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Brooks Simmons of Dallas, Texas.

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Alice Ziyi Zhao of (China) Irvine, California, capitalized on moving day and jumped to the lead of the Girls Division. The 2027 grad closed out the second round at 1-under-par 143.

Ziyi Zhao started the round strong with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. After carding two bogeys on Nos. 4 and 7, the California native was able to turn her game around when she made the turn for the back nine. She finished the round at 1-under-par 143 after carding three birdies on Nos. 11, 15, and 16.

The 13-year-old was a member of the 2021 Junior All-Star team and was a 2021 Rolex Junior All-American. The three-time AJGA champion is No. 53 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is seeking her first invitational win.

I tried to not make big mistakes and just keep it on the green.
Alice Ziyi Zhao

One stroke back in solo second at 2-over-par 146 is Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington. The 2027 grad was leading the first round and carded one birdie during the round.

Lisa Herman of Jenks, Oklahoma, and Amelie Phung of Forest Hills, New York, are tied for third at 5-over-par 149.

In the Girls vs. Boys Challenge, the Girl's Division leaders hold on to their lead and create a big gap after the second round at a total of 1-under-par 575 while the boy leaders sit eight strokes back at 7-over-par 583.

The final round of the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational will start tomorrow with tee times from 7:30-9:27 a.m. off Blessings Golf Clubs Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

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