Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. – With golf season underway, the Camdenton Lakers started off the season with a win over Helias last week, defeating the Crusaders team 320-353.
Michael Pfitzner led the Lakers with a score of 72, followed by Braden Demark, shooting a 78 on the day. An 83 from Michael Hale and Seth Corckett's 87 helped secure the win.
"The guys played great on a cold and windy day," Coach Todd Nicklas said. "This was also our first day playing 18 holes so it was a great match to have this early in the season and to get under our belts. There are things we can improve on: staying focused for an entire round, short game, and putting. We have time to fix those things, our next match isn’t until April 8th at Farmington. We will be ready for that one."
The JV lost by 2 shots to Helias. Hunter Glynn shot an 86, Brendan Babbs an 88, Louis Brother a 94, and Caleb Crockett shot 96.

Osage's second match of the season saw the Indians split the day once again, shooting a team score of 191 against Eugene (167) and Dixon (201) at Dogwood Hills on Friday.  Austin Hansen led the Indians with a 47 on another chilly and windy day, followed by Skyler Slack, Zach Curran and Garrett Lynch all shooting a 48.  Crosby finished the team scoring with a 50 for the varsity.
"I’m really pleased with the way my guys are playing but they are still early in the season," OSage's Coach L.J. Weeks said. "I expect them to get better as the weather cooperates a little more and they gain confidence along the way."
In the JV matchup, Osage took the win, beating Eugene by 11 strokes, 211-222 (Dixon did not field a JV team). Riley Vanderveld led the JV squad with a 45, followed by Perkins (53), Ziegler  (56), Carlson (57), and Swafford (59).  


Team Scores
Camdenton Varsity – 320
Helias Varsity – 353

Individual Varsity Results
Michael Pfitzner – 72
Braden Demark – 78
Michael Hake – 83
Seth Crockett – 87

Team Scores
Eugene    167
Osage    191
Dixon    201

Individual Varsity Results
Michael Crosby        50
Austin Hansen        47
Skyler Slack        48
Zach Curran        48
Garrett Lynch        48

JV Team Scores
Osage             211
Eugene            222

Individual JV Results
Riley Vanderveld    45
Steven Ziegler        56
Hayden Carlson        57
Zach Perkins        53
Drew Swofford        59