The 55th edition of the Canaswacta Country Club features a two-time defending champion looking for the three-peat against a field that has perhaps a dozen or more teams capable of winning the overall championship.
Tim Carson and Scott Seiler Sr. captured their second straight championship in 2012, that after a series of near-misses and runner-up finishes that had to deflate their resolve.
"I don't think people realize how hard it is to win this tournament," Carson said earlier this week in preparation for the tournament. "If people kept track of the practice rounds, we'd have a lot of winners. The pressure of three full rounds of tournament golf, looking at the names on the board, and all of the people watching...it's tough."
Carson has found the perfect complement to his game in Seiler, who has one member-guest championships all over Central New York.