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Michael Perras
Michael  Perras

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Deer Park, Texas

High School:
Deer Park

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business


2017-18 Results | 2016-17 Results | 2015-16 Results | 2014-15 Results


HONORS
• 2015-16 PING All-All-America Honorable Mention
• 2015-16 PING All-Central Region Team
• 2016-17 All-American Athletic Conference Team
• 2015-16 All-American Athletic Conference Team
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Champion
• 2016 NCAA Franklin Regional Individual Champion
• 2015 HBU Husky Intercollegiate Individual Champion
• 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship Participant
• 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
• American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week (Feb. 22, 2017)


Career Bests
Low Round 63 (1st) HBU Husky Intercollegiate (Sept. 21, 2015)
Low 36 133 HBU Husky Intercollegiate (Sept. 21, 2015)
Low 54 200 NCAA Franklin Regional (May 16-18, 2016)
Relative to Par -16 NCAA Franklin Regional (May 16-18, 2016)
Best Finish 1st
1st
1st
American Championships (April 23-25, 2017)
NCAA Franklin Regional (May 16-18, 2016)
HBU Husky Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22, 2015)

JUNIOR
Led Cougars with a 71.63 scoring average, 21 rounds of par or better, eight rounds in the 60s and four top-10 finishes... Became first Cougar in program history to win NCAA Regional and conference Championships titles during his career... Earned All-American Athletic Conference honors for the second straight season. Fall -- Made his season debut at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate... Tied for 36th at 215... Tied for 13th at even-par 216 at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic. Spring -- Led Cougars in season debut at All-American Intercollegiate presented by Coca-Cola at Golf Club of Houston... Tied for seventh with score of 4-under 212... Closed that tournament with a 69 in Final Round... Led the Cougars at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, tying for 18th with a score of 211... Led all players with a 66 in the Second Round at that tournament... Fired consecutive sub-par rounds to lead the Cougars and tie for fourth at the rain-shortened Border Olympics... Opened that tournament with a 68 and closed with a 70... Led the Cougars with a score of 218 to tie for 20th at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at Floridian National Golf Club... Led Cougars with score of 7-under 209 to finish seventh at 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club... Opened that tournament with a 70 and posted a 66 in the Second Round. American Championships: Defeated USD's Cristian Marco on the first hole of a playoff to win the individual title... Finished with score of 1-under 212. NCAA Stanford Regional: Opened tournament with 69... Finished in tie for 46th at 217.

SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
Fall --
Made his season debut at the HBU Husky Intercollegiate... Became only the fourth player in school history to post a 63 with his total in the First Round... Joined Andy Sanders, Ray Barr and Keith Fergus as the only Cougars in school history to accomplish that feat... Earned the HBU Husky Intercollegiate individual championship with a score of 8-under-par 205 for the first collegiate title of his career... Finished six strokes ahead of his closest competitor... Opened the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell with a 71 and finished in a tie for 20th at 220... Tied for team lead with two rounds in the 60s at the OGIO Utah Invitational... Tied for 10th at 3-under-par 210... Tied for 19th at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic with a score of 222. Spring -- Made his season debut at the President's Day Challenge... Tied for second at 147... Tied for third at the Colin Montgomerie Invitational with a score of 4-under 212... Posted a 67 in the Second Round of that event... Fired a score of 7-under-par 137 at the rain-shortened Border Olympics to lead the Cougars and tie for second... Recorded a score of 215 to tie for 20th and lead the Cougars at the 3M Augusta Invitational... Opened that tournament with a 69... Opened The Maxwell with a 69 and finished with a score of 141 to tie for 22nd and lead the Cougars. American Championships -- Tied for ninth with a score of 216 at Black Diamond Ranch... Closed that tournament with an even-par 72. NCAA Franklin Regional -- Posted a score of 16-under-par 200 to earn medalist honors... Became the fourth Cougar in program history to win an NCAA Regional individual title... Joined current teammate Blair Hamilton (2015 Lubbock), Brett Callas (2003 Central) and Dean Larsson (1992 Central)... Joined Hamilton as the only players in school history with three straight rounds in the 60s in NCAA Regional play... Opened the tournament with a 65 to set a Houston record in NCAA Regional play, topping previous low of 66 set by Kyle Pilgrim (2015 Lubbock) and Curtis Reed (2012 Athens)... Fired a score of 65 in the Second Round and closed out the tournament with a bogey-free 66 to help lead the Cougars to their third straight appearance in the NCAA Championships. NCAA Championships -- Tied for 67th with a score of 218 at Eugene Country Club... Posted a 70 in the Second Round... Closed out the tournament for the Cougars with a 20-foot birdie on the final hole. Summer -- Fired four straight rounds of par or better to win Greystone Invitational at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala... Opened and closed the tournament with 69s to finish and 8-under 280 and take a 2-stroke victory.

FRESHMAN (2014-15)
Fall -- Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Northern Intercollegiate... Tied for 32nd with a score of 229... Fired back-to-back 70s to tie for third at 140 at the Miramont Invitational... Tied for 16th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate with a score of 219 to rank second among the Cougars. Spring -- Led the Cougars with a Final-Round 71 at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate and finished in a tie for 31st at 217. Summer -- Lowered his scores by five strokes in each round of the rain-shortened Texas Amateur Championship at Bent Tree Country Club... Capped the tournament with a Final-Round 66 to surge into a tie for ninth at even-par 213.

DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for four years for head coach Mark Boyd... Received Academic Excellence Award for three years and was a member of the National Honor Society. Senior (2013-14): Tied for first in a qualifier on the Palmer Course at The Woodlands County Club to earn a berth into the U.S. Amateur Championship... Posted a 36-hole score of 7-under-par 137 for his first appearance at the U.S. Amateur... Tied with Houston Men's Golf letterman Wesley McClain for first place at that event... Opened the qualifier with a 67, draining four consecutive birdies midwway through that round... Closed out with a bogey-free 70. Junior (2012-13): Member of All-State First Team by High School Golf Scoreboard... Led the Deer to their 11th consecutive district championship and a berth in the Class 5A State Championship with clutch play... In one-hole playoff against Fort Bend Travis High, birdied the 540-yard, par-5 17th hole at Eagle Point Golf Club to break tie and clinch State Championship berth... Finished in tie for 11th at the UIL Class 5A State Championship... Named team's Most Valuable Player... Won the TLJT Flodder Financial Shootout at Meadowbrook Farms... Posted a score of 2-under-par, thanks to a second-round 67 and tied for 12th at the National Junior PGA Tournament at Trump National in Washington, D.C... Earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the TLJT Byron Nelson Junior Championship and the TLJT George Hannon Junior Invitational. Sophomore (2011-12): Captured the District 22-5A title... Honored as team's Most Valuable Player.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Steven Perras... Last name is pronounced Pair-Us... Born Montgomery, Ohio... Son of Debi and Rick Perras... Grandfather, Fred Marti, competed for Houston Men's Golf from 1961 to 1963 and was a member of the Cougars' 1962 NCAA national championship team under legendary Head Coach Dave Williams... Majoring in business.

CAREER STATISTICS

Low Tour
Low Par/- Finish Top
Season Rounds Strokes 54-holes Round Rounds Events 1 5 10 W-L W-L% Average
2014-15 32 2,389 217 70 5 11 - 1 1 456-480 .487 74.66
2015-16 39 2,793 200 63 22 14 2 5 7 813-252 .763 71.62
2016-17 40 2,865 209 66 21 14 1 2 4 767-272 .738 71.63
Totals 111 8,047 200 63 48 39 3 8 12 2,036-1,004 .670 72.50

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