Sophomore Stewart Druin broke 80 for the first time, firing a 5-over 77 that helped lead the Mattoon boys golf team past five other teams at the 6,800-yard University of Illinois Orange course Monday.

Colton Romine, a senior, shot 78, followed by sophomore Blaine Powers (80) and senior Meade Johnson (82) for Mattoon’s 317 stroke total, four better than runner-up Monticello.

“We managed the course well and had several birdies,” Mattoon coach Bill Behrends said. “This score was lower than any of their totals from last season, and they were excited.  I feel like it bodes well for the rest of the season.”

Mattoon takes on Charleston at 4 p.m. today at Meadowview Golf Course.

TEAM SCORES

  1. Mattoon 317
  2. Monticello 321
  3. Centennial 360
  4. St Thomas More 374
  5. St Joe-Ogden 394
  6. St Teresa 408

MATTOON SCORES

Stewart Druin77
Colton Romine78
Blaine Powers80
Meade Johnson82
Evan Dietrich89
James Shamdin93