Camdenton went to battle with the rest of the Ozark Conference on Monday at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield and the Lakers finished seventh in the conference tournament.

“We struggled a bit. It was the first time for most of our players playing Rivercut,” Camdenton coach Shawn Maschino said. “It’s a great course, but it can be challenging at times. I thought our guys handled the challenging moments fairly well and we have to put those bad holes behind us and look for the opportunity that lies ahead.”

The Lakers did earn some redemption, though, after putting up some better scores at the Lion Invitational at Deer Chase. Spencer Melville shot a 76 to lead the Lakers while C.J. Rogers recorded an 86 and the team of Kaeden Clevenger and Lewis Wilson put up an 81 in two-man scramble.

“Spencer played very well and put together a great round. We’ve been working towards peaking at the end of the season and he did a great job of overcoming some tough holes an keeping a great mental attitude,” Maschino noted. “C.J. was just one shot off each hole. He had good shots all day, but could not seem to put it all together. Both Kaeden and Lewis are playing good golf late in the year.”

Camdenton will return home for district play on Monday and Maschino said he anticipates some great competition in the final three practices to determine who will take the top five spots and represent the Lakers.