Tolentino, 15, fired an impressive 5-under par, which was highlighted by two eagles and a whopping four birdies.
“I came off to a hot start,” Tolentino said of her round. “I think I went four birdies and then one eagle, which of course is a really good start. That's what you want. During the back nine I kind of slowed down, but I was able to keep steady, keep calm and stay focused and stay collected. I think that's the most important part when playing.”
She will tee off at 9:40 a.m. tomorrow alongside Rayee Feng and Megan Meng, who both carded a pair of 4-under par 66s on Wednesday.
On the boys side, Asselta, of Ramsey Golf & Country Club turned in a 2-under par 68, which was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the 175-yard hole No. 3.
“I didn't think it was going in, Asselta reflected. “Usually I don't hit that club good. It just took two hops and went in.”