|NCAA BRYAN REGIONAL|
|Time||Monday, May 14 • 18 holes
7:30 a.m. split-tee start
Perras – 10:04 a.m. off No. 1
Wednesday, May 16 • 18 holes
7,121 yards • Par 72
Perras, who stands at No. 45 in the latest Golfstat individual national rankings, and the competitors will play 18 holes each day through Wednesday on the 7,121-yard, par-72 layout. He was one of six individuals and 13 teams chosen to play at the NCAA Bryan Regional
This marks the third straight season in which Perras will compete in NCAA Regional play. He will become only the 17th player in program history to compete in 3+ NCAA Regionals during his career.
He captured the NCAA Franklin Regional title in his first appearance in 2016 and eventually became the first player in program history to win both NCAA Regional and conference championships titles during his career.
In 2017-18, Perras leads the Cougars with a 70.88 scoring average and 24 rounds of par or better, including a 65 in the Final Round at the season-opening The Jackrabbit in September.
After posting a score of 215 at the American Athletic Conference Championships, the Deer Park, Texas, native recorded his third straight Top-10 finish at The American Championships. He also moved into the Cougars’ Top-10 career leaders in stroke average (72.12), strokes (10,457) and rounds played (145).
This will not be the first time Perras has competed at Traditions Club during the 2017-18 season. In early April, he posted a score of even-par 216, including an opening-round 70, to tie for seventh individually and lead the Cougars to a sixth-place team finish.
Perras will be the first Cougar to compete as an individual in NCAA Regional play since Jordan Irwin played at the NCAA Central Regional at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., in 2007.
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TEAM & INDIVIDUAL FIELDS
Perras will face student-athletes from No. 1 seed Texas A&M, No. 2 seed Baylor, No. 3 seed Clemson, No. 4 seed Kentucky, No. 5 seed UCLA, No. 6 seed Mississippi, No. 7 seed South Carolina, No. 8 seed San Francisco, No. 9 seed Georgia, No. 10 seed Mississippi State, No. 11 seed UNC Wilmington, No. 12 seed Northern Colorado and No. 13 seed Bradley.
Mitchell Meissner (Rice), Blake Elliott (McNeese), Zander Lozano (UTSA), Mario Carmona (Rice), Hunter Eichhorn (Marquette), Lewis George (Central Arkansas), Jake Brown (Indiana), Matt Murlick (Marquette) and Michael Sass (College of Charleston) also will compete as individuals at the NCAA Bryan Regional.
For Monday’s First Round, Perras will compete in a group with Bradley’s Ethan Brue and Marquette’s Hunter Eichhorn. That group will tee off No. 1 at 10:04 a.m., Monday.
NCAA REGIONALS HISTORY
The Cougars have enjoyed a rich history in NCAA Regional play. This marks the seventh straight season in which Houston has been represented in the NCAA postseason.
During its history, the Cougars have recorded one NCAA Regional team title, four NCAA Regional individual championships (including Perras, who won the 2016 NCAA Franklin Regional) with 20 total team appearances.
Under the leadership of Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke, the Cougars enjoyed six straight appearances as a team in NCAA Regionals from 2012 to 2017.
Perras becomes the fourth Cougar to compete as individual, joining Jordan Irwin (2007 NCAA Central), Zach Mowbray (2004 NCAA); Brett Callas (2003 NCAA Central medalist) and Lance Combrink (1996 NCAA Central).
LAST TIME OUT
In the Cougars’ last action, Perras posted 70s in the final two rounds at the American Athletic Conference Championships on the way to an eighth-place finish with a score of 215.
It was Perras’ third straight Top-10 finish at The American Championships after capturing the 2017 individual title on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Coast, Fla.
A YEAR AGO
In their most recent NCAA Regional competition, the Cougars posted a score of 867 to finish 10th at the NCAA Stanford Regional.
Perras opened the tournament with a 69, the Cougars’ low round of the event, and tied for 46th at 217.
The Top-5 teams and top individual not from a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships, set for Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., on May 25-30.
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