Mayacama Golf Club To Host 2010 USGA Men's State Team Championship


Far Hills, N.J. (July 14) – Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., will host the 2010 USGA Men’s State Team Championship, to be contested Sept. 14-16.

“From the club’s ownership to its members, we’re thrilled to host a USGA championship,” said Ted Antonopolous, golf professional at Mayacama Golf Club. “We feel Mayacama is going to be an excellent test for the players at the Men’s State Team Championship, and we hope this will be the first of many USGA championships held at the club.”

A Jack Nicklaus design, Mayacama Golf Club opened in 2001. The club, located in the Sonoma foothills of northern California’s wine country, hosted U.S. Open local qualifying in 2008 and 2009. In addition, the Northern California PGA Professional Championship was held at Mayacama in 2007 and will again be played at the club in August.

The USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team Championships grew out of the celebration of the USGA Centennial in 1995 and have since been held biennially. The championships are open to players from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. State associations may choose their teams – composed of three amateur, non-college golfers – by any method.

The 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship will be played at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Louis, Sept. 23-25.

Since their inception in 1995, the USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team Championships have been held in the same years. Following this year’s championships, the USGA Men’s State Team Championship will be conducted in even-numbered years, and the USGA Women’s State Team Championship will be conducted in odd-numbered years.

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