2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Michael Perras Houston


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 170

Class: Junior

Hometown: Deer Park, Texas.

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

SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
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-par 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.

FRESHMAN (2014-15)
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.

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.