Trey Lawson Falls in OGA Quarterfinals

Cameron's Trey Lawson played some of the best golf in his career during the last two days in the OGA State Amateur Tournament, finishing in the top eight after falling to Tyler Carson on the final hole in Tuesday's quarterfinal at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.

Lawson, a native of Holliday, fell behind early, being two holes down after three played. But from hole four through 11 he controlled the match, going up two holes with seven left.   A bogey on 12, par on 13, and a bogey on 14 put Lawson back one until the 17th hole, which he won to tie Carson with one left to play.

The match came down to the wire on the most difficult par four at the course, Lawson made a bogey and fell when Carson parred the hole to advance in the tournament.

"I'm sure he is quite disappointed because you are so close to make it into the semifinals which would have been really something but to play on a course like that he will never forget the experience," said head coach Jerry Hrnciar. "He should be pleased about his performance, because I am."

"Trey is really stepping forward and doing what I would like to see done this summer and I am really looking forward to a great senior year from him at Cameron."

Earlier, Lawson defeated 2009 Texas-Oklahoma Jr. Boys' champion Hunter Sparks of Oklahoma City in the Round of Sixteen, leading by four holes with three to play.

Lawson will be a part of a Cameron men's golf team that won the 2012 Lone Star Conference Championship looking to repeat in the spring and he qualified for last year's NCAA Division II Championship tournament, finishing 39th.