Kevin Na won this title last year, but is not on hand to defend.
Na is a member of the PGA TOUR, where he has three top 10s this year. He is 98th on the money list and in good shape to retain his tour card.
This is the eighth year Empire Lakes Golf Course is hosting the event.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds this week.
Next week is the WNB Golf Classic, which was won last year by Brandt Snedeker.