After round one, there are two co-leaders at 2-under par. Grant Hirschman of Collierville started on the back nine and finished his round with five birdies and three bogeys to fire a 34-34—68. Maryville’s Jake Headrick started on the front nine and finished with four birdies and two bogeys (34-34—68) to tie Hirschman at the top of the leaderboard.
Hirschman and Headrick hold a one shot lead over Garrison Hogan of Signal Mountain, Cayman Ratliff of Kingsport, Graham Gosselin of Knoxville, and Jack Smith of Knoxville.
The leaderboard is packed after day one, with 25 players within five shots of the lead. The 50th TGA Junior Amateur Champion will be crowned Thursday.