LAPEER — Carman-Ainsworth will open its golf season with backto back competitions today and tomorrow.
The Cavaliers will host Brandon today in a non-league dual meet at Fenton Farms, then play in the Lapeer Tuneup on Friday.
The Tuneup will tee it up for the 23rd time, with 24 or so teams scheduled to converge on Lapeer Country Club for the 18-hole tournament.
The event marks the traditional start of the season for many schools, even though official competition has been allowed since March 18. Cold weather and frozen courses have kept most teams off the links this year, so Friday’s tournament is truly the season opener for most teams.
All of this is provided the weather cooperates, of course. The recent warming trend has thawed the ground, but also brought rain showers that could make conditions unplayable. Today’s forecast called for more rain, and Friday’s outlook shows snow and a high of only 43 degrees.
It’s quite a difference from last year’s balmy spring, when the Tuneup was played in 70-degree weather and teams had been playing for five weeks before the Tuneup.
Host Lapeer West comes in as the defending champion. Other teams expected in attendance include Lapeer East, North Branch, Brandon, Clio, Holly, Brown City, Goodrich, Davison, Flushing, Mt. Morris, Flint Powers, Lutheran North, Waterford Kettering, Utica Ford and more.