HONORS & AWARDS
2015-16 PING All-All-America Honorable Mention
2015-16 PING All-Central Region Team
2015-16 All-American Athletic Conference Team
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
|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)|
|NCAA Franklin Regional (May 16-18, 2016);
HBU Husky Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22, 2015)
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.
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.
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.