Carlton Woods To Host 2007 USGA State Team Championship
Far Hills, N.J. (Nov. 9) – The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, has been selected to host the 2007 USGA State Team Championships, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championships will be played from September 18-20.
Carlton Woods has two courses, the first designed by Jack Nicklaus, which opened in 2001. The Tom Fazio course opened earlier this month.
The 2007 USGA State Team Championships will be the first USGA championships at the club. Previously, the club has hosted the U.S. Open qualifiers in 2002 and 2003, and U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying in 2004. Zach Atchinson won the 2004 Texas State Amateur at Carlton Woods.
"The Club at Carlton Woods is very excited about the opportunity to host such an event,” said Mark Steinbauer, director of golf. “We are already starting the process to prepare to show everyone golf Texas style.”
The team championships were first introduced in 1995 and they have been held on an every- other-year basis since then. Each state is invited to submit a team entry of three players, with the top two scores counting toward the team total for each of the three days. In 2005, 52 men’s teams (including teams from Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) competed for the trophy named in honor of former USGA President James Hand. Fifty women’s teams competed for the trophy named for past USGA President Judy Bell.
For more information, contact the USGA Championships Department at (908) 234-2300.