photo by Thomas Nguyen
1991-92 Men's Golf Team
Players Best Finish
Chris Borgen 6th, Border Olympics
Todd Caliva 8th, SFA Crown Colony
Greg Cox 2nd, All-American Invitational
Anders Hansen 2nd, SFACrown Colony
Bryant Hiskey 63rd, TheWoodlands
Chris James 41st, All-American Inviitational
Dean Larsson 3rd, SWC CHampionships
Brent Milam 35th, Border Olympics
Rene Rangel 4th, The Woodlands
Murray Van Gundy 29th, Red River Classic
Head Coach Keith Fergus, Assistant Chris Covert
Lighting up the
The Woodlands Intercollegate
Red River Classic
Harvey Penick Intercollegate
LSU National Invitational
Runnin Rebel Classic
Southwest Conference Championship 2nd / 8
vJreg Cox looks over a green for the best shot. Cox
placed second out of a field of 60 in the All-American
Invitational, eighth at the SWC championships, and
finished in the top ten in five other tournaments Photo
by Thomas Nguyen.
O ho wing great form in a golf swing, Dean Larsson
uses an iron to get ahead at The Woodlands. Larsson,
a sophomore from Australia, surprised everyone by
coming in third at the SWC championships, which
was a personal best as well as the team's leader at the
SWCs.Photo by Thomas Nguyen.
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V^oach Keith Fergus and freshman Anders Hansen
wait for the last scores to come in from the field.
Fergus, who helped the Cougars win three SWC
titles as a player in the 70's, now seeks to lead the
team back to the top of collegiate golf. Hansen, who
is from Denmark, seeks to learn from the Cougar
Coach. He tied for eighth at the SWC
Championships.P/wfo by Thomas Nguyen.
1 odd Caliva makes that perfect putt. The seruo'
linker might prefer playing pool, rather than ftp
but he did manage to plav in 21 tournaments W
year.Photo by Thomas Nguyen.
Winning linkers take some
/\fter a slow start, the golf team started
picking up momentum as the ghosts of the
past came back once again.
Men's golf has been the most successful sports at UH, with 16 national championships under former coach Dave Williams. The program has spawned several
successful golfers on the pro tour, but one
came back to coach at UH, Keith Fergus.
Keith knows all about the past, but
now he's pursuing hopes of a conference
and national title for
on the season didn't
look to promising, a
team win at Stephen
F. Austin's tournament at Crown
Colony sure was
what the doctor or-
dered. The team, lead by strengths like
senior Greg Cox, Sophomore Dean Larsson,
and freshman Anders Hansen, the second
half sure looked brighter.
The Cougars made a strong showing as the All-American Intercollegate Invitational, a tournament that has been sponsored by Houston since 1955.
After two rounds, the linkers had
moved in to third overall, and after the last
eighteen they landed in second, behind
Arkansas, down by 12 strokes. Cox was one
stroke under par for a second place individual finish while Larsson came in third,
one over par.
"Those two guys turned in excellent
rounds," Fergus said. "The conditions were
real tough, and the course is hard. I was real
proud of them."
Larsson also came in strong as he
fought for a share of the individual title at
the SWC Championships. A putt that just
in the right direction
rimmed the cup put him one stroke behind
the leaders for third place.
"The conditions were very tough,
and I had one of my best tournaments," said
Larsson. "At the time I didn't know the putt
cost me the title. I was very disappointed
when I found out.
With I lansen and Cox tying for eight
the team put in a strong effort and came in
second behind Texas. This a 11 o wed the Cougars to move into the NCAA Tournament
where it would take a
team effort to do well.
A tournament preview in Golf Digest
dredged up some old
ghosts and predicted
< that the winningest
team in collegiate
photo by Thomas Nguyen Sports had 100-1 odds
of finishing in the top
15, but the Cougars turned on the steam
and swung there way to 13th place.
Hansen turned in an even par score
for 19th place and senior Todd Caliva put in
one over par for 23rd. The team finish was
the first top 15 finish in the five years under
Coach Fergus. Fergus cited the lack of national exposure for the lack of respect for
"We played well in numerous tournaments, but we never dominated many,"
said fergus. "We finished second in a highly
competitive golfing conference behind
Texas, but we weren't known enough to be
thought of as a contender. I knew we had a
If the NCAA's are any indication,
the ghosts of the past will be laid to rest as
a new Cougar winning tradition starts with
the winning ways of the team and Coach