Playing in what were described as 'absolutely horrible' conditions, Maryville finished 11th out of 18 teams but first among MEC schools at the Richmond Invitational Friday at Shirkey Golf Course, site of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament.
With the course saturated by rain and a wind chill that dipped to 28 degrees, Maryville shot 363 (+79) as a team and had one golfer among the top 30. Cameron was the closest MEC team to Maryville in 12th place with a 391.
Savannah finished 14th and Chillicothe was 17th.
Liberty won the big-class heavy event with a team score of 318 (+34) and had four of the top 10 finishers. Rockhurst landed in second with a 336.
Maryville senior Trey Maughan battled through the elements to earn a medal with a ninth place finish. He shot an 82 and was only Hound player to score in the 80's.
Junior Dustin Wolters posted the second best round for Maryville with a 90 and tied for 32nd. He was followed by freshman Hunter Hayes with a 94 that tied him for 45th.
Playing in the No. 2 slot, senior Kyle Leslie finished fourth on the team and tied for 53rd in the field with a 97. Wade Tobin turned in a round of 110, finishing in a tie for 73rd.
Liberty's Zach Dittmer and Cameron's Carter Morrison tied for the individual title with rounds of 76. Dittmer got the nod on a scorecard tiebreaker.
Maryville's next action is today in the MEC Tournament at Fairview Golf Course in St. Joseph.