The field of the 2010 Homer Profitt Invitational at Dix River County Club is almost set.
With tee time set for 8 a.m. Saturday morning, time is running out for golfers to finalize their entry into the two-day, 36-hole competition.
“Right now, we have 75 players who’ve already entered and we have others who say they are going to play,” said Jack Upchurch, Profitt tournament director. “With those others who have called, it’s about 90 total. If we can get between 100-125 people, we’ve done pretty good.”
One golfer already signed up is Shawn Tipton of Clay City, the defending Homer Profitt champion. Tipton, a former standout player at Morehead State University, claimed the 2009 title in a big way, firing an 8-under-par 63 over the final 18 holes of the tournament. Tipton, who had never played in the tournament prior to 2009, put together two strong days of play to earn the title, shooting a 10-under-par 132 (63-69) for a five-stroke victory over former champion Ben Fuqua of Danville.