May 5, 2003
HOUSTON - University of Houston golfer Brett Callas received an individual invitation to the NCAA Central Regional on Monday afternoon.
However, the Cougar team failed to receive a berth to the NCAA postseason for the first time since 1996 and only the second time since 1989.
Callas, who is second on the team with a 73.6 scoring average, was one of six individuals who will compete at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan., on May 15-17.
He joined Jeff Overton, Indiana; Brandon Brown, Eastern Kentucky; Peter Karmis, Purdue; Brett Jones, Louisville and Stephen Carroll, Colorado.
The Central Regional is one of three tournaments, encompassing the current nine regions. A total of 27 teams and six individual individuals were selected for each regional competition with 10 teams and two individuals advancing from each to the championship finals.
The championships will be held May 27-30 at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State is the host school for the 2003 Championships.
Callas and his Cougar teammates return to action Saturday when they close out the regular season at The Maxwell in Ardmore, Okla. The Cougars enter that tournament after finishing fourth at the 2003 Conference USA Championships in Tampa, Fla., on April 21-23. It was the first time in seven years that the Cougars did not win finish among the top two team leaders.