2017 USGA Women's State Team Fast Facts September 23, 2017

Georgia won its record fourth Women's State Team title in 2015. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)
Championship Venue The Club at Las Campanas (Sunrise Course), Santa Fe, N.M.
Opened 2000
Architect Jack Nicklaus
Yardage/Par 6,186 yards/Par 72. Based on the setup, the Course Rating™ is 74.0 and the Slope Rating® is 141. 
Dates of Championship Sept. 26-28
Field Size 47 states plus the District of Columbia. North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Wyoming are not fielding teams in 2017. A total of 144 players are competing.
Eligibility Competitors must reside in state or territory and cannot be an active college player.
Scoring Two of the three lowest scores from each round count toward the team's daily total.
Format 54 holes, stroke play
Schedule of Play Tuesday, Sept. 26 (18 holes, stroke play)
Wednesday, Sept. 27 (18 holes, stroke play)
Thursday, Sept. 28 (18 holes, stroke play)
36-Hole Cut A cut after 36 holes will be made to the low 21 teams and ties, plus any individual who is within five strokes of the lead.
2015 Champion Behind Lauren Lightfritz, Emilie Meason and 2014 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Margaret Shirley, Georgia rallied in the final round to win its record fourth USGA Women's State Team Championship by three strokes over Florida at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
USGA Women's State Team Champions 1995: Pennsylvania (Liz Haines, Judy Oliver, Carol Semple Thompson)
1997: Alabama (Virginia Derby Grimes, Kathy Hartwiger, Beth Williams)
1999: Florida (Taffy Brower, Marla Jemsek-Weeks, Robin Weiss)
2001: Minnesota (Julie Kalina-Jensen, Leigh Klasse, Claudia Pilot)
2003: Ohio (Emily Bastel, Lynn Thompson, Heather Zielinski)
2005: Georgia (Kyu Ri Ban, Laura Coble, Jean Reynolds)
2007: Arizona (Judy Miller, Kayla Mortellaro, Thuhashini Selvaratnam)
2009: Georgia (Dori Carter, Laura Coble, Mariah Stackhouse)
2011: Georgia (Amira Alexander, Laura Coble, Rachel Dai)
2013: New Jersey (Alice Chen, Tara Fleming, Cindy Ha)
2015: Georgia (Lauren Lightfritz, Emilie Meason, Margaret Shirley-Starosto)
Quotable "It's always a dream to win a USGA championship, and to be able to win it as a team is really, really special. It's a pretty golf course, but it’s a tough golf course, and it's one that if you make small mistakes, you're going to pay bigtime for it. The wind was just swirling everywhere [in the final round], and it made little mistakes come up, but we hung in there.” -- Margaret Shirley, Georgia
Notable Competitions at The Club at Las Campanas (This will be the first USGA championship) 2014 Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball (Ralph Ellis/Zack Norrell) 
USGA Championships Held in New Mexico (1) 1999 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, Santa Ana Golf Club, Santa Ana Pueblo (Jody Niemann)