2006 All-Conference USA First Team
C-USA Golfer of the Week (Feb. 23, 2006)
Named All-Conference USA First Team after he tied for 11th place...made his season debut at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic... Finished 16th at that event after shooting 221... Fired back-to-back, career-low 67s in the second and final rounds at the Kansas Invitational to finish in second place, his highest collegiate finish... Posted back-to-back 68s during the final two rounds of the Del Walker Intercollegiate on the way to a third-place finish... Named C-USA Golfer of the Week after winning the first collegiate tournament of his career at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic... Fired a 68 in the 68 in the final round with birdies on five of the last six holes to win the total and help lead UH to the team championship... Shared C-USA Golfer of the Week honors following that impressive performance... Led UH with a second-place finish at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic after shooting 2-under-par 212... Tied for the team lead with a 16th-place finish after finishing at even-par 216 at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate... Posted a score of 2-under-par 214 to tie for 11th and lead the Cougars at the C-USA Championship... Improved his score each round and finished in a tie for 46th at the NCAA West Regional...Was the runner-up at the 2006 Central America Amateur Championships.
2005 All-Conference USA Third Team
Led the Cougars throughout the Kansas Invitational on the way to a third-place finish... Improved his score with each round, capping the event with a career-best 70 in the final round... Earned a sixth-place finish at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Intercollegiate Invitational after shooting a 3-over-par 219... Was one of three Cougars to finish among the Top 11 players at the Palmetto Intercollegiate... Was one of two players to improve his score with each round at that event... Fired a career-best-tying 70 in the opening round and would go on to tie for fourth at the Border Olympics.
Made his collegiate debut at the Mean Green Classic and fired a 233 to finish in a tie for 74th place.
Sat out the year with a redshirt after joining the team at the semester break.
Won the 2003 National Intercollegiate championship at La Preparatoria High School in Guatemala... Was the National Amateur Champion in 2002, 2004 and 2005... Won the Guatemala National Junior Amateur Championship in 1997, 2001 and 2002... Won the Guatemala National Amateur in 2002 with a record of 280 strokes in 2002... Member of the Guatemala National Amateur Team since 1998 and a member of the National Amateur Junior Team since 1997... Played in three World Team Amateur Championships for Guatemala... Competed at the World Junior Golf Team Championships for his country in Japan... Was the youngest player to win the International competition at the Guatemala Open... Made the cut at the Tour de las Americas in Guatemala and finished 30th of 120.
Born on Nov. 29, 1983, in Houston... Son of Claudia de Acuna and Ithri Acuna... Majoring in economics.