Tesoro sophomore Gordon Neale finished with a 3-under par 68 on Friday at Longbow Golf Club, putting him in first place after the first round of the AJGA Heather Farr Classic in Mesa, Ariz.
Neale holed three birdies and eagled the par-4 17th, which put him one shot ahead of Valencia freshman Derek Castillo and Sean Crocker (Westlake Village). Oscar Baek (La Habra) shot a 1-under 70, putting him in a four-way tie for fourth.
Fountain Valley's Andre Vu, who finished second in the LA City Junior Championships earlier in the week, is in 15th after carding a 1-over 72.
In the girls division, Los Alamitos senior and OC Register Player of the Year Esther Lee fired a 2-under 69, leaving her tied for second, one shot behind first-place Sarah Cho of San Diego.
Fountain Valley sophomore Lilia Vu, the winner of the girls division at the LA City championships earlier in the week, is tied for ninth with a 72.