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Houston Finishes 6th at American Champs

April 24, 2018

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Scoring | Results | Schedule

Team Rounds Score
123 F
1.  #21 USF 284 279 279 842 -10
2.  SMU 290 292 280 862 +10
3.  UCF 289 295 281 865 +13
4.  Memphis 302 287 282 871 +19
5.  Cincinnati 291 294 288 873 +21
6.  Houston 301 298 285 875 +23
7.  ECU 292 295 290 877 +25
8.  Temple 296 291 295 882 +30
9.  UConn 302 296 287 885 +33
10.  Wichita State 292 302 298 892 +40

HOUSTON LEADERS
123 F
t8.  #45 Michael Perras 75 70 70 215 +2
t13.  Zach Tracy 76 70 71 217 +4
t24.  George Gardner 75 73 73 221 +8
t36.  Matt Williams 77 76 72 225 +12
t39.  Papito Gonzalez 75 79 72 226 +13

OVERALL LEADERS
123 F
1.  #32 Claudio Correa
 USF
71 67 69 207 -6
t2.  #61 Cristian DiMarco
 USF
71 69 70 210 -3
t2.  Davis Baxter
 Cincinnati
70 70 70 210 -3
t2.  Jimmy Jones
 USF
71 70 69 210 -3
t5.  Gray Townsend
 SMU
72 70 71 213 E
t5.  McClure Meissner
 SMU
71 72 70 213 E

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – The University of Houston Men’s Golf program lowered its score for the second straight day to finish sixth with a total of 875 in the American Athletic Conference Championships on Tuesday afternoon at Innisbrook Golf Club.

The Cougars posted a total of 1-over 285 on the 7,125-yard, par-71 Copperhead Course in the Final Round on Tuesday to move up two places in the final standings.

For the second straight day, senior Michael Perras led the Cougars with a 1-under 70 and tied for eighth at 215. It was the Deer Park, Texas, native’s third straight finish among the Top-10 leaders at The American Championships.

After starting his Final Round with a bogey on No. 10, Perras rallied with a birdie on the par-5 11th hole and sandwiched a bogey on No. 16 with birdies on No. 15 and No. 17.

Despite a bogey early in his second nine on No. 2, Perras recorded six straight pars and then made birdie on the par-3 eighth hole.

Sophomore Zach Tracy finished with an even-par 71 Tuesday and tied for 13th at 217. The Houston native started his day red hot with three straight birdies at Nos. 10-12 on the way to a career-best finish in his second American Championships.

Sophomore George Gardner tied for 24th at 221 in his American Championships debut, while junior Matt Williams tied for 36th at 225. Competing in his final American Athletic Conference Championships, senior Papito Gonzalez tied for 39th at 226.

No. 21 USF captured the team championship with a score of 842, while SMU finished second at 862. UCF (865), Memphis (871) and Cincinnati (873) rounded out the Top-5 leaders with ECU (877), Temple (882), UConn (885) and Wichita State (892) completing the field.

USF’s Claudio Correa earned medalist honors with a three-day total of 6-under 207. Teammates Cristian DiMarco and Jimmy Jones joined Cincinnati’s Davis Baxter in a tie for second at 210 with SMU teammates Gray Townsend and McClure Meissner tying for fifth at 213.


UP NEXT
Following the American Athletic Conference Championships, the Cougars will learn their NCAA postseason fate during the NCAA Selection Show, set for 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, on Golf Channel.
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