March 12, 2007
2006 Fall Season
Played in all four tournaments for the Cougars...Best finish came at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic when he posted a second-place showing with a seven-under par score of 209...Was Houston's top finisher at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic with a 15th-place two-over par score of 218...Tied for 13th place at the Pepperdine Club Glove Intercollegiate Tournament.
* 2006 All-Conference USA First Team
* C-USA Golfer of the Week (Feb. 23, 2006)
Named All-Conference USA First Team after tying for 11th place with a two-under par score of 214 at the C-USA Championships...Finished 16th after shooting 221 at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic...Fired a career-low five-under par 67 in both the second and third rounds of the Kansas Invitational to finish in second place...Posted a four-under-par 68 in each of the final two rounds of the Del Walker Intercollegiate on his 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...His victory came after he shot a 68 in the final round with birdies on five of the last six holes to help lead UH to the team championship...Registered a second-place finish at the Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic...Tied for the team lead with a 16th-place finish after finishing at even-par 216 at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate...Finished in a tie for 46th at the NCAA West Regional...Was the runner-up at the 2006 Central American Amateur Championship
* 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 season-best score of 70 in the final round...Earned a sixth-place finish at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Intercollegiate Invitational after shooting a three-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...Tied his season-best score of 70 in the opening round and went on to tie for fourth place at the Border Olympics....Was Guatemala's National
Amateur Champion for a second straight year.
Made his collegiate debut at the Mean Green Classic and fired a 233 to finish in a tie for 74th place...Was Guatemala's National Amateur Champion.
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...Reigned as the National Amateur Champion in 2002...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...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 Acuña and Ithri Acuña...Mearrned ajoring in economics.