Tiger Woods, Jeff Sluman and Jim Furyk have all won a major golf tournament, but before turning pro, they all played the Monroe Invitational Championship, which
gets underway on Wednesday.
The 71st Monroe Invitational Golf Championship tees it up this week at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford. More than 70 of the best amateur golfers in the country will compete.
Among the locals playing are Gavin Hall, a sophomore at Pittsford Mendon; Yaroslav Merkulov, a Penfield native and sophomore at Duke; and Monroe member Tim Spitz, who finished in a tie for sixth at last year's tournament.