Torrential rains on Sunday and Monday accounted for heavy conditions on Tuesday and most of the regional players seemingly struggled on the challenging course at Moka.
Several players, including a number of Trinidadians more familiar with the course, shot in the three figures.
After the first 18 holes, of the 54-hole tournament, Xzavier Wiggins shot the day's best score among the Barbadian players , posting 79 in the boys 14-15 years division.
Wiggins was five shots off the pace and among the top four , in what is shaping to be a very competitive division, as 14 year-old Puerto Rican Andres Aranguren registered a two-over-par 74 which was the day's best score.
Fellow Barbados players Oaziah Layne (85) and Dario Sargeant (102), in his first outing in national colours, were hoping for a better second day.
In the boys' 16-18 years catergory, a tussle between Puerto Rico , host country Trinidad and the Dominican Republic seemed to be emerging as their players shot in the 70's.
Defending champion Sachin Kumar of Trinidad (76) held a share of the lead with compatriot Sam Avey (76) and Rodrigo Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (76) while Andrew Jarvis of the Cayman islands (77) was one stroke behind. Puerto Ricans Ian Aldorondo, Christian Correa and Melvin Morales and Jamaican Siebert Walker, all shot 78.
Barbadian players in that division, captain Christian Mason (86) and contender Iz Hustler (85) appeared among the contenders over the first nine holes but fell away over the last nine .
Among the girls, defending champion in the 11-13 division, Barbadian Emily Odwin who shared the title last year with Brooke Rivers of the Turks & Caicos, shot 88 on Tuesday while Rivers took an early lead in the division with 84.
Puerto Rican Valeria Pacheo, the defending champion in the girls 16-18 division seemed capable of emerging as a repeat winner as she posted 79 to lead the field.
Ninety-four players from nine regional territories are contesting the 30th annual Caribbean Junior championships which are being staged by the Caribbean Golf Association.