Rondout Valley junior Ethan DeForest shot an 8-over-par 80 to lead Section 9 golfers in the first round of the state tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca.
Cornwall freshman Ryan Rodriguez, the Section 9 champion, carded a 9-over 81 and is tied for 43.
Nyack’s Alex Ferrante fired a 1-under 71 and leads the tournament heading into the second and final round Monday morning.
Warwick’s Nikolai Quigley and Spackenkill’s Ian Wilson each shot 85 and are tied for 64th.
Sullivan West senior Drew Billard had an 86 (tied 68th).
Onteora’s Justin Lane shot an 88 (tied 81st).
Wallkill’s Alex Harcher carded a 90 (tied 86th).
Spackenkill’s Stanley Garrant (91, tied for 88th) and Warwick’s Sean Ginley (94, tied 91st) rounded out the section scores.