TRAVERSE CITY – Aaron Floyd posted his best 18-hole score by nine strokes and extended his golf season at least one more week by finishing among the top six individuals in last Thursday’s Division 1 district tournament at Grand Traverse Resort.
The Carman-Ainsworth junior shot 85 on the tight and challenging Spruce Run Course to tie for second among individual qualifiers for this week’s regional. The top six teams and top six individuals not on those teams advanced to yesterday’s regional at Boulder Pointe, which was played after VIEW deadlines.
Floyd had averaged 102 for 18-hole rounds this spring and had shot 101 in the Saginaw Valley League Championship tournament just eight days earlier. His best score was a 94 in the second SVL jamboree May 2 on his home course, Fenton Farms.
Floyd gives Carman-Ainsworth a regional qualifier for the second straight year, following Haywood Petty last year.
Junior Tyson Fields came within nine strokes of also qualifying, shooting 97. Sophomore Kaden Rytlewski carded 103 and freshman John Karbowski 104 as the Cavaliers totaled 389 to place 11th.
Sixth-ranked Midland won the team title with 310 and third-ranked Grand Blanc was second with 314. The other team qualifiers were Flushing 324, Traverse City West 330, Saginaw Heritage 347 and Midland Dow 348.
Missing the cut were Traverse City Central 350, Bay City Western 366, Swartz Creek 382, Alpena 385, Carman- Ainsworth and Davison 413.
Flushing senior Joe Montpas was medalist with a 3-over-par 73, two strokes better than Midland’s Top Kamnark and Traverse City West’s Keits Shoemaker.
From yesterday’s regional, the top three teams and top three individuals not on those teams moved on to the state finals June 10-11 at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.