The Yorktown Patriots were in a familiar position after the first round of the first of the two-day, 36-hole Liberty District golf tournament on Sept. 19.
Yorktown's second-place team score of 308 trailed the defending champion and first-place Langley Saxons with a 287 total in the seven-team high-school event at the par-71 Herndon Centennial Golf Course. The third-place McLean Highlanders shot 311.
Yorktown has finished second to Langley in the district tournament the last few seasons.
"We played well," Yorktown coach Chris Williams said. "Our goal in the second round is to put a little pressure on Langley and stay ahead and hold off McLean."
Leading the Patriots in the first round were Charlie Lamb with a 72, Jack Freeman with 73, Luke Sanne shot 81, Nick Senkus 82 and Ryan Pericak 85. Lamb suffered a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball.
Lamb's 72 is three shots behind leader Alina Ho of Langley with a 2-under 69.
Washington-Liberty's Finn Watson shot 73 and the team 331. James Hall, Luke Holland and Patterson Brown all shot 86.
Leading the Wakefield Warriors (329) was Beckett Hampton with an 81, Miles Maravilla with 82 and Ari Liebann and Andrew Middleton each shot 83.
The second and final round is today on the same course. The top three teams move on to next week's 36-hole 6D North Region tournament Bristow Manor Golf Club.