Kevin Lawson, the 2006 Homer Profitt Invitational champion, will be back at Dix River Country Club Saturday looking to defend his title.
Lawson of Stanton walked away with a one-stroke win last year, shooting a five-under-par 137 (69-68). Scott Bolin of Lancaster, the 2005 champion, finished one-stroke back of Lawson with a 138.
Lawson and Bolin are two of 85 golfers currently signed up to play Saturday and Sunday in the 36-hole tournament.
While many slots are available in the 27th annual Profitt event, tournament director Jack Upchurch, expects a full field by tee time.
"It's like that most years," he said. "It's coming along pretty good. Everybody waits and then the weekend before and the week of the tournament, they start coming in."