The fairways and greens were quiet Thursday afternoon at Meadowcreek, but that will all change Friday when first round play begins in the 27th annual City Championship.
Over 60 central Virginia amateur golfers will be in Charlottesville for the three-day event.
Meadowcreek officials were busy Thursday putting the final touches on the course before first round action begins.
"Up until now it's just been trying to get the golf course ready. We've had some challenges as most of the other local courses have had," Meadowcreek Director Rion Summers explained. "But we're really excited about the conditions, the weather's expected to be good so I think we've got the golf course ready to go."
Once again the Meadowcreek field will be marked with top local players.
Reigning champion and University of Virginia golf coach Bowen Sargent returns to defend his title, and two-time winner Phil Mahone is also in the field.
Sargent will be out to do something no one has done in the 27-year history of the Tournament: win back-to-back titles.
Summers says this year's field includes City Championship veterans like Sargent and Mahone, and a batch of new faces as well.
"It's always one of the coveted local events and brings out the core golfers in our area," Summers said. "Bowen Sargent is in it again, so we're excited to have those guys but I'm also excited about the other folks too. So we've got a good mix. It's nice to see the local guys support this Tournament year in and year out."
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