Almont’s Gavin DePauw, shown here in a tourney this year, will compete at the Michigan Open.

Former Almont standout to tee it up at The Bear

ALMONT — Former Almont High School standout Gavin DePauw, a 2015 graduate, earned a spot among the field at the upcoming Michigan Open Golf Tournament.

The event is scheduled for August 30 through September 3 in Traverse City.

The Bear Golf Course, at the Grand Traverse Resort, serves as the tournament venue.

DePauw earned the right to compete there with a strong performance at a Michigan Open qualifier on Friday, August 7.

Playing at Spring Meadows Country Club in Linden, DePauw posted a 73 for his 18-hole round. That left him in a three-way tie for eighth among the field assembled.

There were 10 available qualifying spots on the line that day.

A total of 32 players competed.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.