TRAVERSE CITY – Carman-Ainsworth traveled nearly 200 miles to play a tough course in a tough field for today’s Div. 1 district golf tournament.
The Cavaliers joined 11 other teams on the tight Spruce Course at the Grand Traverse Resort, looking to earn one of six qualifying berths for next week’s regional. The top six teams and top six individuals not on those teams will move on to next Wednesday’s regional at Boulder Pointe.
The field includes No. 3-ranked Grand Blanc, No. 6 Midland and No. 9 Traverse City West, not to mention unranked Flushing, which is coming off its second undefeated sweep through the Metro League. The rest of the field is Alpena, Bay City Western, Davison, Swartz Creek, Midland Dow, Saginaw Heritage and Traverse City Central.
Carman-Ainsworth has just four golfers entered as the seniors stayed back for honors night. But all four making the trip – Tyson Fields, Aaron Floyd, John Karbowski and Kaden Rytlewski – have varsity experience.
Cavs coach Bob Blaylock knows the odds his team faces against such a tough field.
“I’m confident they will play well, but realistically, we won’t advance,” he said.