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Houstonian 1987
The Playing Fields
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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Playing Fields. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24741.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Playing Fields. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24741

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Transcript Williams Retires After 36 legendary years that included 343 tournaments wins and 16 NCAA Championships, UH Golf Coach Dave Williams retired from coaching at 69. Williams came to UH in 1946 to teach chemical engineering after graduating from East Texas State and serving in the Navy during World War II. He became the UH Golf Coach five years later in 1951 when Athletic Director at the time, Harry Fouke, was having no success with the team. After Williams beat Fouke in several games, Fouke offered him the job. As the new coach, Williams gave a speech at the annual sports banquet predicting a National Championship for UH. Williams brought UH not one, but sixteen titles during his 36 seasons here. Williams credits his success to hard work and dedication, not only in coaching, but in fund raising and recruiting as well. "It's been hard trying to get young kids to come here because we don't have on-campus facilities for golf. The kids have to pay to practice on other golf courses, which can be a big disadvantage, but I've been fortunate that it hasn't worked out that way," Williams said. "I consider golf a major sport at UH primarily because of all the success the program has had. My players have worked harder because they have the motivation to succeed. They also must have the ability to fight, courage, golfing ability, and most of all, they need to be mentally tough," he said. Williams believes this year's team was one of the best because of the adversity they overcame. He lost one player to cancer, one to a thyroid problem, and one was stranded in Australia. Also, there was only one senior, Tray Tyner, on this year's team. "This has been my greatest coaching year ," Williams said, "because of all these problems. We didn't have an experienced team and we weren't even ranked. Although we haven't won a team tournament, several PLAYER ROUNDS STROK ES AVERA GE BEST FINISH Tray Tyner 34l/2 2504 72.6 1st, SWC Championships Jaime Gomez 22 1628 74.0 2nd, All-America Invitational Zoran Zorkic 22 1619 74.6 6th, Louisiana Classics John Wade 19 1416 74.5 4th, Border Olympics Dee Green 19 1456 76.6 20th, Henry Homberg Invitational & AAIT Mickie Gallagher 16 1218 76.1 25th, SWC Championships Michael Prince 3 242 80.7 64th, National Invitational Coach Dave Williams instructs sophomore Jaime Gomez between holes at the Bear Creek Invitational. Photo by Darrell Hutto. Senior Tray Tyner, leading UH golfer in '87, chips to the green. Photo by John Schmalz. 113