The 119th U.S. Amateur Championship gets underway on Monday morning and a slew of local linksman will be competing for top honors. 

The prestigious golf event, held this year at the renowned Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, will run through Sunday, August 12 and can be viewed on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) during select times. 

This time around, former St. John's Prep standouts Steven DiLisio and Nick Maccario have both qualified to take part, as has Swampscott's Christian Emmerich. All three golfers have strung together tremendous competitive summers and will look to improve upon that in the most coveted tourney yet. We'll keep you posted in the paper and online all week on how are locals are faring.