By Nathaniel Easton, AJGA Communications
- The future is bright: The class of 2017 is making their mark on the leaderboard. In the Girls Division Jaravee Boonchant of Bangkok, Thailand sits in a tie for second place while Beth Lillie of Fullerton, California, is tied for fourth. The rising juniors are well represented in the Boys Division as well starting at the top of the leaderboard with Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, Louisiana. Norman Xiong of Canyon Lake, California, and Eddy Lai of San Jose, California, sit in a four-way tie for third.
- The Golden State is well represented. Five of the top 10 in the Girls Division come from California. It is a similar story in the Boys Division where four of the top five call California home.
- The cut looms at the end of the third round. The top-50 percent of the field in both the Boys and Girls Divisions will advance to play in the final round.