Avalon Golf & Country Club hosted the former local LPGA Tournament and  has an NCAA National Tournament.

The opening round of the Division II Men's golf championship started this morning.   Twenty teams from all across the country and 8 individuals opened play.

"Teams from as far away as Berry, Florida, Nova Southeastern of Florida and Western Washington are here," said Tournament Director Reid Amos.

The teams play three rounds (Monday thru Wednesday) before its cut down to eight teams.  Individuals play three days when champions are crowned.

"This is an outstanding venue. It's a top hundred course and the NCAA wants its championships on outstanding venues. This is one of the best courses in the country," added Amos.

The event is open to the public and there's no charge for parking or entry. 

Competition continues everyday this week with tee time starting in the morning.