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Newell takes early lead after first round of Junior All-Star at PGA National

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Andrew Kim of Old Tappan, N.J., is in the top spot of the Boys Division after the first round of the Junior All-Star at PGA National with a 9-under-par 63. His round established a new junior course record at PGA National Resort & Spa — Haig Course. In the Girls Division, A.J. Newell of Tampa, Fla., leads with a 1-over-par 73 after Tuesday's first round.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior All-Star at PGA National is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at PGA National Resort & Spa — Haig Course. The 82-player field features players from 17 states and Canada. The course is being played at 5,856 yards in the Girls Division and 6,640 yards in the Boys Division.

Kim blazed through the first round, carding 10 birdies on the par-72 course.

“I got off to a good start,” Kim said. “I was 4-under-par after No. 5, so that really gave me confidence.”

Determined to save par after a rough start on No. 18, Kim said he surprised himself when he sank a 25-foot putt from the fringe for birdie.

Tom Xue of Orlando, Fla., stands at second after Tuesday's first round with a 2-under-par 70. In third, Blake Biddle of St. Charles, Ill., posted an even-par 72 for the day. Also in the Boys Division, Blake Olson of Pensacola, Fla., Julien Goulet of St-Roch De L'Achigan, Quebec, and Bodi Karsono of Gainesville, Fla., tied for fourth with 1-over-par 73s.

In the Girls Division, Newell birdied Nos. 1 and 5 thanks to her solid short game. She said Monday's practice round prepared her for the first round Tuesday.

“The first hole got me going,” Newell said. “I started out with a birdie. On the front nine, I was making a lot of strong putts and birdies.”

Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga., recorded a 4-over-par 76 putting her second in the Girls Division. Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., rounded out the top three with a 5-over-par 77.

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Second-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information about the Junior All-Star at PGA National, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (561) 627-2000 ext. 5240.

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