Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence
Height: 6-0
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Easley, S.C.
High School: Easley HS
2008-09: Turned in a second-straight spectacular season for the Spartans... while others received their share of publicity, he was the backbone of the team... was the only Spartan to win an individual championship, taking medalist honors at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational (Nov. 3-4) to end the fall season... finished the year with 4 top-10 finishes... was second on the Spartans with a 74.6 stroke average on the year... owned a 567-260 head-to-head record against tournament competition... after struggling in the first three tournaments of the year, he turned it around to close out the fall season with a 10th-place finish at the Stono Cup (Oct. 6-7), a 29th-place performance at the ODU/Seascape Collegiate (Oct. 27-28) and the first-place effort at the Stetson/SFSC Invitational... claimed a tie for 10th at the Kauai Collegiate Cup (March 13-14)... had rounds of 76, 74 and 69... finished tied for eighth at the A-Sun Championships (April 20-22)... an A-Sun All-Academic selection. 2007-08: Came into his own as a sophomore... had a breakout year, lowering his stroke average by nearly two shots over his freshman season... claimed four top-10 and seven top-25 finishes in 12 tournaments... finished the season with a 670-318 (.678) head-to-head record... made Upstate history when he became the first Spartan to win an individual championship on the NCAA Division I level when he won the season-opening Rutgers Invitational with a 4-under score, leading the team to the team championship... finished sixth in the BSC Invitational... claimed a share of ninth place at the MacDonald Cup... was 10th at the Wofford Invitational... shot par or better in nine of 33 rounds. 2006-07: Had a standout season for the Spartans in eight tournaments... played all of the tournaments in the spring... claimed four top-20 finishes... was sixth at the Buccaneer Invitational... fired a career-low 69 in the final round of the event... was 11th at the Tusculum Invitational... finished 15th in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. High School: Led the Easley High School team to the 2005 4A State Championship which was played at Furman University... shot a three-under-par 67 in the first round and a 71 on the final day... finished the tournament with a one-over-par 217 to earn a tie for eighth-place individually... a member of the South Carolina team for the Georgia/South Carolina Cup... finished tied for 11th in the Cup... tied for third place at the Furman Invitational, besting players who signed with Division I institutions... finished 13th in the 2004 4A State Championships... tied for 16th in the 2004 Carolinas Golf Association Junior Championship, the largest junior golf tournament in North and South Carolina. Personal: Born on May 7, 1987 in Greenville, S.C... son of Mike and the late Barrie Lawrence... has a sister... a business management major... his dad, Mike, played college golf at Clemson and is a member of the PGA Champions Tour... likes to eat pizza at Manny's... favorite movie is Transformers... favorite TV show is True Blood... favorite actress is Kristen Kruck... likes listening to Jamie Lightsey's music... favorite season is spring... favorite book is Hatchet... favorite sports figure is Tiger Woods... hero growing up was his dad... admires his dad and sister the most... favorite quote is "If words can mean anything, they mean nothing."... dream job is to play golf for money... hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends and playing Call of Duty.