HASTINGS, Neb. -- The best young golfers have one day left to prove themselves at the Nebraska Junior Amateur Championships.

Omaha's Julia Karmazin, who will be a senior at Elkhorn North this fall, heads to the final round of the girls' championship with a one-shot lead after 36 holes.

Karmazin had the top round 1 score a day earlier, carding a 1-over 73 on Monday. Karmazin is looking for her first Nebraska Junior Amateur title after finishing in the top 10 each of the previous three years. She also won an NSAA state high school golf championship in 2021.

Omaha's Madison Murnan made a late charge on Tuesday, shooting a par-72. That hot round, couple with Karmazin's 4-over 76 in round 2, put Murnan just one shot back of the lead with 18 holes to play.

Lincoln's Isabella Elgert shot the best round of the first two days, firing a 1-under 71 on Tuesday to pull within four strokes of Karmazin.

On the boys side, Gretna's Beau Petersen shot a 4-under 68 on Tuesday, giving him a two-day score of 6-under par.

Petersen sits three shots ahead of Omaha's Porter Topp, who shot back to back 69s to open the competition.

The tournament will wrap up Wednesday in Hastings. The top 36 scores and ties moved on for the boys final round, while the top 15 and ties will play Wednesday on the girls side.