Camdenton starts season with win at Rolla and Versailles opens season at California

Camdenton starts season with quadrangular win at Rolla

The season teed off to a great start for Camdenton on Monday afternoon.

The Lakers were in Rolla for a quadrangular with the Ozark Conference foe Bulldogs, Iberia and Stoutland and carded the lowest team score with a 164 while C.J. Rogers shot the lowest 9-hole round of the day with a 38 to earn the honor of match medalist.

“I was very pleased with our performance. We did not do anything spectacular, but more importantly, we did not have any big numbers either,” Camdenton coach Shawn Maschino said. “Our guys were pretty consistent and for our first match of the year, I’ll take it. This was a course that no one had played except C.J. and he had a pretty good round. He was a couple of swings away from posting a real good number.”

Rounding out the day for Camdenton was Spencer Melville who carded a 40, Preston Kelling who shot a 42, Treyvor Watson who finished with a round of 44 and Lewis Wilson who turned in a 47.

Rolla put up a team score of 176, Iberia finished with a 193 and Stoutland did not have enough golfers to qualify for team competition.

Up next for Camdenton is a trip to Eldon Golf Club on Thursday for a showdown with the Lake area neighbor Mustangs and Southern Boone.

“That will be a good test. We did not play well last year at their course,” Maschino remarked. “We get to see how much we’ve improved as a team from last year to this year and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

Versailles takes first swings at California Country Club

Versailles began its 2019 campaign in California Tuesday night with the Tri-County Conference foe Pintos and Russellville.

The Tigers were led by returning All-State golfer Ori Bartlett who carded a 49 after nine holes that earned him a tie for the second best score of the day behind a California golfer who shot a 46. Other Versailles scores featured a 55 from Kyle Bartlett and Garrett Boatright while Caleb Sousley posted a 59 and Joel Faron earned a round of 62.

“I think the lack of on-course practice we have had so far this year due to weather played a big role in this match. I think the guys were a little bit rusty still, and did not have some of the shots in the bag yet,” said Versailles coach Kyle Nolawski who is in his first season leading the Tigers. “That being said, there were a lot of positive things I saw out there as well. I look for us to make big improvements in the upcoming matches and tournaments.”

Versailles will have a few days off to work on lowering scores before returning to action on Monday for a quadrangular at Blair Oaks. The action is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.