Gainesville High’s Sam Patterson carded a first-round 79 to hold the lead in the 14-15 age division and overall leaderboard Wednesday after the first round of the Rudolph Junior Classic at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. Gainesville’s Drew Nizialek is in a three-way tie for third at 81.
In the 14-15 division, Gainesville’s Wiley Hickerson is tied for second after a first-round 83.
Gainesville High’s Karina Collins is second in the girls division after a 92, five strokes back of leader Christina Surcey from Cartersville.
The final round starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.