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Kansas Golf Associaition

USGA Men's State Team


Every two years, now conducted in even-numbered years, the Kansas Golf Association will select three players to represent the State of Kansas at the USGA Men's State Team Championship.

All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be represented at the championship.  Each team is represented by three players.  The teams will 2010 USGA State Team Champions - Charlie Stevens, Bryan Norton, Tyler Sheltonplay three days of 18-hole stroke play, with the two of the lowest three individual scores counting as the team's score for the round.  The team with the lowest aggregate score through 54 holes is crowned champion.


General Eligibility Requirements

Open to male amateur golfers who:

  1. Resident of the state of Kansas
  2. Meet KGA championship eligibility requirements
  3. Are not members of any high school or college golf team

Team Selection

For 2016, the three Kansas team members will be selected using the following criteria:

The top two (2) eligible point leaders and one (1) KGA Executive Committee selection will make up the 2016 USGA Men’s State Team.  Points are calculated from the 2016 KGA Player of the Years points system.  The following point events will be used to calculate the two automatic point qualifying positions:

  1. Kansas Amateur (qualifying or exempt, stroke play, match play)
  2. The Railer
  3. High Plains Amateur
  4. Konza Prairie Amateur
  5. Any USGA championship qualifier or USGA national championship held prior to the completion of the High Plains Amateur


2016 Team Selection Points List

Click here to view the final USGA State Team Points List (updated 8-29-2016)


Past USGA State Team Sites, Kansas Team & Finish


2016 - The Country Club of Birmingham (West Course)
Birmingham, AL
Kansas - T36th
Team: Tim McKinnis, Bradley Lane, Max Lazzo

2014 - French Lick Resort (Dye Course)
French Lick, IN
Kansas - T38th
Team: Bryan Norton, Zac Burton, Doug Albers

2012 - Galloway National Golf Club
Galloway Township, NJ
Kansas - T38th
Team: Kit Grove, Jack Courington, Zac Burton

2010 - Mayacama Golf Club
Santa Rose, CA
Kansas: Champions
Team: Bryan Norton, Charlie Stevens, Tyler Shelton

2009 - The Country Club of St. Albans
St. Louis, MO
Kansas - 2nd
Team: Jon Troutman, Dodge Kemmer, Bryan Norton

2007 - The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course)
The Woodlands, TX
Kansas - T36th
Team: Chad Judd, Conrad Roberts, Derek Harrison

2005 - Berkeley Hall (South Course)
Bluffton, SC
Kansas - 20th
Team: Ty Cline, Tyler Shelton, Cole Nondorf

2003 - Charles River Country Club
Newton Centre, MA
Kansas - 40th
Team: Alan Stearns, Jay Hepler, Casey Harbour

2001 - Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, MN
Kansas - 27th
Team: Len Johnsen, Jr., Travis Engle, Trent Brown

1999 - Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course)
Williamsburg, VA
Kansas - T29th
Team: Marty Sallaz, Ron Brewer, Sean Thayer

1997 - SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Fountain Hills, AZ
Kansas - 43rd
Team: Byron Shultz, Ron Brewer, Len Johnsen, Jr.

1995 - Lake Nona Golf Club
Orlando, FL
Kansas - T16th
Team: Steve Newman, Len Johnsen, Jr., Marty Sallaz