Schram and Carpenter, each the top players for their respective prep teams at Warsaw Community and Triton high schools, both sit at six-over 148 through two rounds of the tournament featuring some of the country’s top junior golfers.
Schram fired a 76 Wednesday, while Carpenter carded a 73 on the par 71 layout at the Stonehenge Golf Club in Winona Lake. The duo are tied for 40th place in the boys field, which began play Tuesday with 108 competitors.
Also making the cut for the final round Thursday were Michael Makris of South Bend on the boys side and Deanna Song of Granger in the girls field. Makris, who plays for Mishawaka Marian, shot 73 Wednesday and is tied with Schram and Carpenter at 148. Song, a former Penn High School star who helped the Kingsmen to a state runner-up finish in 2011, is tied for 13th place on the girls side with a two-day total of 153.
A total of eight area players failed to make the cut, which came at 150, on the boys side. That group included WCHS players Tim Ahlersmeyer (151), Josh Ahlersmeyer (153), Jared Essig (153), Evan Cultice (155) and Ryan Cultice (161). Also missing the cut were Tyler Green of Columbia City at 152, Dylan Gessinger of Nappanee at 154 and Connor Isban of South Bend at 158.
J.D. Lehman birdied seven of his final 10 holes Wednesday to fire a five-under round of 66 to share the lead on the boys side with Philip Barbaree. Lehman, from Okatie, S.C., and Barbaree, of Shreveport, La., both are at five-under 137 through the first two rounds. Barbaree shot a 67 Wednesday.
Nicholas Jan (Northbrook, Ill.) sits in third place at 139, while first-round leader Chad Howard (Dublin, Ohio) is tied for fourth place at 140.
Catherina Li continues to lead the girls field with a two-day total of 141. The Kent, Washington, resident shot 75 Wednesday after a 66 in the opening round. Madelin Gedeon (Roseville, Calif.) is in second place at 142.
The tourney, which started play Tuesday with 144 competitors from 15 states and Canada, concludes Thursday. Final round tee times are scheduled for 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Stonehenge, which is hosting the event for the second straight year.
Complete results for the tourney’s first two rounds can be found at www.ajga.org.