Almont’s Gavin DePauw hits to the green. He made the cut at the Michigan Open this past week.

ALMONT — Gavin DePauw, a 2015 graduate of Almont High School, competed at the Michigan Open Golf Tournament this past week.

The Bear Golf Course, at Grand Traverse Resort in Williamsburg, served as the tournament venue.

DePauw began the event with a 3-over-par 75 on Monday, August 31.

He followed it up the next day with a 1-over-par 73, leaving him at 4-over-par 148 after 36 holes.

His output proved good enough make the cut, which is limited to the top-70 scores and ties, for the final two days of action.

DePauw would then shoot an 82 on Wednesday, September 2.

He followed it up with a final round 75, leaving himself at 17-over-par 305 over 72 holes.

That left him in a two-way tie for 68th place along with Grand Haven’s Eric Wohlfield.

A total of 156 players were entered in the tournament.

“I loved the course,” DePauw said. “It was really challenging,” he noted.

“If you missed it in the wrong spots it puts big numbers into play at that course. I can’t wait until next year as I now know the course.”

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.