Avnet Classic tees off at Robert Trent Jones Trail

MOBILE, AL (WLOX) - All this week, the best female golfers in the world are in Mobile. In fact, eight of the top 10 players in the world will be competing in the Avnet Classic.

Again this year, it will be held at the beautiful Crossing's course on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. Of course, there is a ton of work that  goes into planning an event like this.

Jonathan Romeo certainly understands that. Romeo is the tournament director again this year, and he and his very talented staff have been planning for this tournament since the event ended last year.

As for the golf course, it underwent a total renovation two years ago. This will be the second time these great LPGA players tackle the new version of the Crossing's. Romeo, with a big smile on his face, told us that early indications are the players like what they see.

"Everything I have heard so far is wow, what it has done in a year. How it has developed in a year, how much it has matured," Romeo said.

If you are like most of us, and consider yourself a weekend duffer, then you know this golf course is beautiful but also very challenging.

Romeo pointed out that for the best female golfers in the world, it's a very different story.

"The players will, in my opinion, light it up. We will see low numbers, people want to see birdies they don't want to see bogeys. The golf course should be very, very good and exactly what they want."

Romeo understands that as impressive as the Avnet Classic promises to be, this is about much more than a golf tournament. It's a great way of telling the nation, that the Gulf Coast, even after what it endured last year with the oil spill, is alive and quite well.

Be sure to check it out all this week at the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Mobile.

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