2016 USGA MEN'S STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Country Club of Birmingham- Birmingham, Alabama
September 28-30, 2016   Click here for more info

L-R: Team Captain Paul Ogawa, PGA, Andrew Chin, Tyler Ota, Jun Ho Won, Hawaii team flag bearer Heath Eshleman. Don't know who the guy in the green shirt photo bombing is...  hahaha.

 

2016 HAWAII TEAM PLAYERS
Tyler Ota
   -107th Manoa Cup Champion
  - 2015 OCC Men's Invitational Champion
  - 2016 Hawaii State Amateur Runner-up
  - 2015 Barber's Point Invitational Runner-up
  - 2015 Hickam Invitational 3rd Place
  - 2015 Mauna Lani Resorts Hawaii State Open T-3
  - 2015 Army Invitational T-3
  - 2015 Turtle Bay Amateur T-3

 

Jun Ho Won
  -2015 U.S. Open Qualifer-Oahu
  -2015 Hickam Invitational Champion
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2016 Pearl Invitational Champion
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2015 OCC Men's Invitation T-2
  - 2015 Turtle Bay Amateur Runner-up

  - 2016 Hickam Invitational 4th Place

 

Andrew Chin
  - 2016 Mid Pacific Open Runner-up
  - 2016 Hickam Invitational Runner-up

  - 2016 Hawaii State Amateur Top-10
  - 2015 Turtle Bay Amateur T-3
  - 2015 Mauna Lani Resorts Hawaii State Open Top-10

 

The USGA Men's State Team Championship grew out of the USGA'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 celebration. In enthusiasm and fine golf, the State Team Championship proved such a success that it has been instituted to return every two years in the Fall. The tournament now hosts teams from all 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, for a total of 52 eligible teams. The two lowest scores of each 3-man team will constitute the team score for each round. For the first time in 2016, there was a cut after 36 holes to the lowest 21 teams and ties. Additionally, any individual player who is within five strokes of the individual lead, but teams who have missed the cut, will advance to the final round, remaining in contention for the individual medal. For complete details and history of this tournament, please visit the USGA website. The HSGA Performance Points List in the column to the right is used as a guide to select three amateur men golfers to represent Hawaii at this national championship and the HSGA provides a stipend to the players to assist them with expenses to attend the championship.  Note: Collegiate players that are currently playing on a golf team are not eligible for the USGA State Team Championship as NCAA guidelines prohibit players from competing in another team competition during the school year. However, college players that are between schools, taking a year off, or not active on the golf team are eligible.
Hawaii State Golf Association