Battleford's Colby Friedrich (pictured above) is the first round leader on the junior boy's side of the event.
The North Battleford Golf and Country Club player posted a stellar 2-under, 70 despite wind gusts of 50 kilometres an hour and periodic rain during the first of three rounds in the championship.
There is a logjam behind Friedrich, Saskatoon's Chase Pochylko and Josh Nagy, Regina's Hunter Kutcher, and Kindersley's Cort Tunall are all tied for second at plus-3, 75.
Five other players are tied for sixth at plus-5.
The full leaderboard can be seen here. Round two of the 54-hole championship begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Provincial events usually determine national team rosters but Golf Canada has cancelled all national championships due to COVID-19.