Trace Crowe of Bluffton and Jacqueline Twitty of Chapin lead their respective divisions after Tuesday's opening round of the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea at the Country Club of Charleston.

Crowe, who was the 2013 South Carolina Junior Golf Association boys player of the year, shot a 5-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead over fellow Bluffton resident Bryson Nimmer.

Zach Bishop of Travelers Rest and Will Strickland of Greer are tied for third at 68. Wil Sheppard of Mount Pleasant and Reed Bentley of Wellford are tied for fifth at 69.

Twitty, ranked No. 4 in the SCJGA girls rankings, shot 75 and finished a shot ahead of Jensen Castle of West Columbia, Anne Taylor Hough of Spartanburg and Kasidy Beckel of Okatie.

Crowe, who started on the back nine, reeled off birdies at 14, 15 and 16 to make the turn at 3-under 32. He bogeyed the second hole and then birdied 4, 5 and 8. Crowe has committed to play at Auburn.

Nimmer, who has committed to Clemson where his father was a standout golfer, bogeyed his starting hole but strung together birdies on 13, 14 and 15. He birdied 2 and 8 to complete his 67.

Twitty, who has signed with Louisville, shot 38 on the front nine with one birdie and three bogeys. She also had one birdie and three bogeys on the back nine.

The tournament wraps up Wednesday with tee times running from 8:30-10:36 a.m.


BOYS 13-18

Trace Crowe, Bluffton, 66; Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, 67; Zach Bishop, Travelers Rest, 68; Will Strickland, Greer, 68; Reed Bentley, Wellford, 69; Wil Sheppard, Mount Pleasant, 69; Alec Weary, Bluffton, 70; Cole Patterson, Greenville, 70; Caleb Proveaux, Lexington, 70; R.J. Bartolomucci, Hilton Head, 70; Ryan Marter, Columbia, 71; Logan Kennedy, Greenville, 71; Christian Baliker, Simpsonville, 71; Jake Carter, Aiken, 72; Henry Augenstein, Columbia, 72; Coble Panetti, Rock Hill, 72; Weston Sanders, Greenwood, 72; Michael McKee, Ware Shoals, 72; Jamie Wilson, Mount Pleasant, 72.

GIRLS 13-18

Jacqueline Twitty, Chapin, 75; Jensen Castle, West Columbia, 76; Anne Taylor Hough, Spartanburg, 76; Kasidy Beckel, Okatie, 76; Ann Elizabeth Gore, Lexington, 77; Hailey Cleary, Lexington, 77; Savannah Goodman, Easley, 77; Anna Eddy, Hilton Head, 78; Kathleen Sumner, Daniel Island, 78; Ashley Czarnecki, Greenville, 78; Sarah Harrison, Martinez, Ga., 78; Carly Lyvers, Greenville, 79; Jaelyn Tindal, Rock Hill, 80; Kate Harper, Isle of Palms, 80; Hannah Berman, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 80; Whitney Carter, Rock Hill, 80; Jodee Tindal, Rock Hill, 81; Makalyn Poole, Williamston, 81; Annika Bovender, Mount Pleasant.