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A golfer works on his swing at the Yampa Valley Golf Course practice range. The Cottonwood Classic, the course’s largest tournament, began this morning with 127 golfers. The 54-hole tournament also features music, a dinner at the Tin Cup Grill Saturday night and a chipping contest.

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Largest golf tournament in Craig set for this weekend

The Yampa Valley Golf Course began its biggest tournament of the year this morning, with the first golfers in the field teeing off at 7:30 a.m. The Cottonwood Classic, an annual tournament at the end of June which attracts more than 100 golfers each year, kicked off a banner weekend for the golf course. Head golf pro Jason Back said there are 127 players in this year’s tournament field. They are broken up into seven flights, arranged by handicap level. The tournament is 54 holes of play, concluding Sunday. The final tee-times Sunday will be 1:10 p.m.

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