Maine's Jack Wyman and Will Kannegieser will be two of the 312 amateur players from all over the world to tackle one of golf's most iconic courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links on Monterey Peninsula in California. The U.S. Amateur Golf Championship begins today.

Pebble Beach has hosted PGA Tour events since 1947 and next year will host the 100th U.S. Open Championship.

But first, Wyman, Kannegieser et al will decide this year's amateur title.

Wyman, from Portland, won his second straight Maine Amateur Championship earlier in the summer. He finished tied for 6th place in the New England Amateur Tournament. Wyman thought he was out of a qualfiying spot for the U.S. Amateur when he lost in a playoff. But, as an at-large choice, he got in because another player had to withdraw.

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Will Kannegieser / Williams College Golf Photo

Kannegieser, from Minot, is on the golf team at Williams College in Massachusetts. He qualified at a U.S. Amateur event there. Kannegieser is a two-time Maine Junior Amateur Champion.

Wyman tees off at 3:55pm (ET) while Kannegiser tees off at 5:30pm (ET) in the first of two days of stroke play. The top 64 scorers begin match play on Wednesday.

Check out some of the breath taking views at Pebble Beach below...

Pebble Beach Golf Links, CA

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