COUNTRY Youth Classic in Full Swing

Published 06/23 2014 04:56PM

Updated 06/23 2014 06:34PM

BLOOMINGTON- Over in the Twin Cities, the COUNTRY Youth Classic is in full swing.

More than 400 young golfers from across America and as far as South Africa have come to compete in this year's tournament.

The competition kicked off Monday with the Skills Challenge.

The Classic provides a boost to the local economy by attracting golfers at all skill levels from beginners to those who are nationally ranked.

Organizers look forward to the tournament each year and say it's a great way for kids to show off their golf swing.

"We really strive to make this one of the best experiences for a young person that's wanting to be a golfer or is a golfer. I should say we have a lot that are already really, really good golfers that come here and play. Some of them are nationally ranked," said Bill Wills, Chairman for COUNTRY Youth Classic.

Round one of play begins Tuesday.

The tournament runs through Wednesday.

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