Agnes Irwin junior Kaitlyn Lees, fresh off her second career Inter-Ac League championship, is tied for 15th after two rounds of the American Junior Golf Association Junior at Penn State.
Lees carded her second straight 4-over-par 76 Sunday over the par-72 Blue Course at Penn State, which measures 5,984 for the girls, and stands at 8-over 152. The final round will be played Monday. The AJGA is returning to Penn State for the first time since 2013.
North Allegheny sophomore Caroline Wrigley is tied for the lead at 3-under 141 after adding an even-par 72 to her opening-round 69. Wrigley was the WPIAL Class AAA champion last fall, beating eventual PIAA Class AAA champion Mia Kness of Peters Township by a shot.
Wrigley failed to advance out of the West Regional to the PIAA Championship, but it looks like that disappointment has only renewed her determination to improve her game.
Sophia Bae of Norwood, N.J., carded a 1-under 71 after opening with a 70 to share the top spot with Wrigley.
Alexandra Swayne of Maineville, Ohio is alone in third place at 2-under 142 after posting a 2-under 70 Sunday. Esther Park of Wilmington, Del. is alone in fourth place at 1-under 143 with rounds of 70 and 73.
Lauren Freyvogel, a Pine Richland sophomore who finished fourth at last fall’s PIAA Class AAA Championship, is tied for eighth at 149 after adding an even-par 72 to her opening-round 77. Katie James, a senior who helped Shady Side Academy claim the PIAA Class AAA team title last fall, is tied for 10th at 150 after carding a 4-over 76 Sunday.
Julianne Lee of York is 22nd with rounds of 81 and 80 and a 161 total, Radnor senior Gabby Kim, the PIAA Class AAA East Regional champion as a junior, is 23rd with rounds of 82 and 81 for a 163 total, and Manheim Township sophomore Ellen Wager is 25th with rounds of 86 and 82 for a 168 total.
Caleb Ryan, a PIAA qualifier as a sophomore at Norristown, is tied for 32nd on the boys side with rounds of 76 and 75 for a 151 total. Ryan had to earn his way into the field in a Friday qualifier and he claimed medalist honors with a 2-under 70 over the Blue Course, which measures 7,044 yards for the boys.
Ryan is part of a sizable Pennsylvania contingent chasing leader Stephen Sul of Old Bridge, N.J. Sul added a 5-under 67 to his opening-round 70 to open up a four-shot lead with his 7-under 137 total. Daniel Martinez of Austin, Texas is in second place at 3-under 141 after rounds of 71 and 70.
Logan Hess of Lancaster and Hunter Bruce of McMurray are the top Pennsylvania contenders as they are part of a group of seven golfers tied for seventh at even-par 144. Both Hess and McMurray bettered par Sunday, each carding a 2-under 70 after opening with 74s.
Andy Pevarnik, a sophomore at Latrobe who finished in a tie for third at last fall’s PIAA Class AAA Championship, is tied for 14th at 145 after a second-round 75. Karsen Rush (71-75) of Chambersburg and Louis Olsakavsky (70-76) of Upper St. Clair are in a group tied for 18th at 146. Patrick Kelly (72-77) of Erie is in a group tied for 25th at 149.
In a tie for 34th at 153, two shots behind Ryan, is Mechanicsburg senior Campbell Wolf (73-80), who was the PIAA Class AAA runnerup last fall.
Buddy Hansen (80-75) of Blue Bell and Christopher Tanabe (80-75) of Sewickley are in the group tied for 39th at 155.
David Colleran Jr., a sophomore at Radnor and the reigning Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys’ champion, is in a group tied for 41st at 156 after rebounding from an opening-round 83 with a solid 1-over 73 Sunday. Also at 156 are Ward McHenry (78-78) of Spring City and William Mirams (76-80) of Stroudsburg.
Jonathan Lumley, a member of Spring-Ford’s District One Class AAA championship team, is tied for 44th at 157 after rounds of 80 and 77.