MIDWAY -- Utah's first national golf championship will be played on the longest course in U.S. Amateur Public Links history.
Whether it goes down in history for its memorable action will be determined beginning on Monday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
The U.S. Golf Association "Publinks," open to amateurs with handicaps of 4.4 or lower, welcomes 156 golfers for two rounds of stroke play followed by four days of match play. It's the first USGA championship ever to be contested in the state.
They'll battle on the Soldier Hollow Gold Course, which will actually add a hole from the Silver Course and will play at 7,670 yards. Par is 71.
Ogden's Zachary Blair -- perhaps the top amateur in Utah golf -- will tee off along with Dan Horner, J.T. Timmons and Nick Drost.
Weber State golfer Ty Travis qualified in his home state of Idaho.
Action starts at 7 a.m. today and Tuesday. Admission to the tournament is free.
While competitors from 42 states and several other countries will hope for match play spots, one of the top rewards is a berth in the 2013 Masters.
In 2005, Top of Utah golfer Clay Ogden won the Publinks title.