Tyler Carson and Dalton Owens return to defend their title in the Peoria Ridge 2-man best ball tournament.

Carson and Owens had rounds of 62 and 67 for a 36-hole total of 129. That gave them a one-stroke victory.

Palmer and Allen won a scorecard playoff with Brian Bajema and Eric Denton to take second at last year's tournament. Both had 130s.

Carson and Owens make up one of 56 twosomes that are entered in the tournament.

Play gets under way at 8 a.m. Saturday.

First-day scores will flight players for Sunday's final 18 holes.

The previous six tournaments had been played in August.