2016 USGA Men's State Team Fast Facts January 7, 2016 | Far Hills, N.J.

Future PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker (second from right) led Tennessee to the 2003 championship. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)
Championship Venue Country Club of Birmingham (West Course), Birmingham, Ala.
Opened 1926
Architect Donald Ross
Dates of Championship Sept. 28-30
Field Size All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible to field teams of no more than three players
Eligibility Players must reside in state or territory and cannot be an active college player
Scoring Two lowest of three scores count for the team’s daily total
Format 54 holes, stroke play
2014 Champion Texas (428) by three strokes over Florida
Quotable “To make the team and be part of a team that wins is amazing. Being on the [Texas] team three times, they start asking a lot of questions: when are you going to win one? When we get back, I can tell them I won one now. It’s a pretty special day.” – Zach Atkinson (Texas player)
Notable Events at Country Club of Birmingham (winner) 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Mike McCoy)
Schedule of Play Wednesday, Sept 28 (First round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Thursday, Sept. 29 (Second round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Friday, Sept. 30 (Third round, 18 holes, stroke play)