USGA Men's State Team

USGA State Team Championship



USGA State Team Championship

September 28-30, 2016

Country Club of Birmingham

Birmingham, AL







The USGA Men’s State Team Championship, as well as the Women’s State Team Championship, grew out of the Association’s Centennial celebration in 1995. It was believed that a new championship, one in which each state could be represented by non-college, amateur golfers, was a good way to cap the USGA’s year-long birthday celebration. In enthusiasm and fine golf, the State Team Championship proved such a success that it has been instituted to return every two years.

The championship was fashioned after the biennial World Amateur Team Championships. Each state was invited to send three players; 46 states and Puerto Rico responded and sent teams to compete at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., in 1995, and 50 states and Puerto Rico sent teams to compete at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., in 1997. Since 2001, 52 teams — all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia — have participated.

State associations were given the option to choose their teams by any method. College players, however, were ineligible due to NCAA bylaws. Under current NCAA rules, a player may only participate in an international team match when that team is sponsored by the national governing body, such as in the Walker Cup Match. Otherwise, the player is faced with being declared ineligible for the remainder of the season of the infraction, as well as the following season.

No individual prizes are awarded, but it is important that many of the best amateurs in the country have supported these early championships. In 1997, four members of that year's USA Walker Cup team played, including Harris, and many USGA champions have represented their home state. 




Mississippi Teams



Benji Nelson, Tico Hoffman, and Bill Hood

Lake Nona GC, Orlando, Fla.







Rett Crowder, Gary Martin, and David Coleman

Sunridge Canyon GC, Fountain Hills, Ariz.







Rett Crowder, Tico Hoffman, and Judge Little

Golden Horseshoe GC, (Gold Course) Williamsburg, Va.







Joey Sumrow, Donny Holman, and  Michael Hodges

Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.







Lane Pippin, Justin Emil, and Benji Nelson

Charles River CC, Newton Centre, Mass.







Duke Simmons, Clay Homan, and Ricky Sims

Berkeley Hall ( South Course), Bluffton, S.C.







Steve Wilson, Ricky Sims, and Clay Homan

The Club at Carlton Woods ( Fazio Course), The Woodlands, Texas







Steve Wilson, Clay Homan, and Ben Snow

The Country Club of St. Albans, St.







Fletcher Johnson, Scott Rhodes, and Lane Pippin

Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rosa, Cali.







Clay Homan, Eddie Brescher, and Alex Rowland

Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway, NJ


2014 Alan Ellis, Eddie Brescher, and Brandon Laird French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN T22
2016 Clay Homan, Ben Snow, and Josh Lampley CC of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL  



USGA Men's State Team Champions

1995: Virginia, 424; Runner-up: Florida, 433; Lake Nona Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Teams Entered: 47

1997: Minnesota, 416; Runner-up: California, 422; SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz.; Team Entered: 51

1999: Texas, 280 (shortened to 36 holes due to weather); Runners-up: Virginia and Minnesota, 281; Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course), Williamsburg, Va.; Team Entered: 50

2001: Minnesota, 432; Runner-up: Virginia, 434; Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.; Teams Entered: 52

2003: Tennessee, 413; Runners-up: California, North Carolina, 417; Charles River Country Club, Newton Centre, Mass.; Teams Entered: 52

2005: Texas, 422; Runner-up: Alabama, 426; Berkeley Hall Club (South Course), Bluffton, S.C.; Teams Entered: 52

2007: Texas, 422; Runner-up: Georgia, 423; The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), The Woodlands, Texas; Teams Entered: 52

2009: Pennsylvania, 417; Runner-up: Kansas, 420; The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Albans, Mo.; Teams Entered: 51

2010: Kansas, 423; Runners-up: Rhode Island, North Carolina, Florida, 427; Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Teams Entered: 52

2012: New York, 428; Runner-up: Iowa, 434; Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway Township, N.J.; Teams Entered: 52

2014: Texas, 428; Runner-up: Florida, 431; Pete Dye Course at French Lick (Ind.) Resort; Teams Entered: 52