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2016 World Amateur Team Championship begin on Wednesday
2014 Team U.S.A. World Amateur Team Championship winning team <br>(International Golf Federation Photo)
2014 Team U.S.A. World Amateur Team Championship winning team
(International Golf Federation Photo)
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (September 20, 2016) -- 71 teams, the second most in World Amateur Team Championship history, are set to begin play on Wednesday at a pair of courses; Mayakoba El Camaleón and Iberostar Playa Paraiso.

Once more Team U.S.A. is back and looking to retain the Eisenhower Trophy, after winning the biennial event in 2012 and 2014. The American's are hoping to win the World Amateur Team Championship for a third consecutive time for the second time. They previously won three-straight titles in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

The 2014 team was made up of Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler and Denny McCarthy.

This years American side will be made up of Stanford senior Maverick McNealy, Oklahoma sophomore Brad Dalke and Texas junior Scottie Scheffler.

McNealy, the 2016 McCormack Medal Winner, has been the Pac-12 Player of the Year each of the last two years and is also a first team All-American. Dalke recently finished as the runner-up at the U.S. Mid-Amateur, while Scheffler is coming off a summer that saw him play in the U.S. Open, where he was a part of the first round leaderboard. Scheffler won the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.

This years World Amateur Team Championship will include 17 of the top-25 players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings:

No. 1 – Maverick McNealy (USA)
No. 3 – Curtis Luck (AUS)
No. 4 – Ivan Cantero (ESP)
No. 5 – Matthias Schwab (AUT)
No. 6 – Jack Hume (IRL)
No. 7 – Scott Gregory (ENG)
No. 8 – Adrian Meronk (POL)
No. 9 – Joaquin Niemann (CHI)
No. 11 – Cameron Davis (AUS)
No. 12 – Harrison Endycott (AUS)
No. 13 – Robert McIntyre (SCO)
No. 15 – Jamie Bower (ENG)
No. 16 – Antoine Rozner (FRA)
No. 17 – Juan Alvarez (URU)
No. 18 – Scottie Scheffler (USA)
No. 19 – Grant Forrest (SCO)
No. 21 – Viktor Hovland (NOR)

Four nations will be appearing for the first time when the 30th World Amateur Team Champion begins on Thursday. The quartet includes Armenia, Haiti, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Here is a complete list of the teams that will compete for the Eisenhower Trophy:

Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guam
Guatemala
Haiti
Hong Kong (China)
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
People’s Republic of China
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Scotland
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taipei, Chinese
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Wales
Zimbabwe

-The Internal Golf Association contributed to this story
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