Charleston’s Preston Phillips fired a 73 to capture the Stan Adkins Classic by six strokes on the Charleson Country Club course on Friday.

The Trojans carded a 340 to take second overall, 19 strokes behind a St. Anthony squad that took second, third and fourth places individually and had all four scorer in the top 10.

Josh Will shot an 86 for CHS Red, followed by Logan Beals (90) and Jackson Logue (91).

“It was a little breezy and the greens were pretty fast,” Charleston coach Scott Dow said. “So not the easiest conditions on the back nine especially. Finishing second out of 14 varsity teams is a great showing for our team. Preston is our only golfer that didn’t struggle on the back nine. He was really in control of his game and played a great round at home. He shot 37 on the front and 36 on the back. Preston has told me many times that he likes playing the back nine better than the front.”

Freshman Alex Kukyendall fired an 85 for the Charleston Gold team.

Sophomore Evan Diedrich and freshman Madden Johnson each carded 84s for Mattoon’s low scores. Freshman Will Pullen and junior Blain Powers rounded out the Green Wave scoring with 88s.

“We struggled with the conditions,” Mattoon coach Bill Behrends said. ” At this point in the season, we expect better course management and mental toughness. Hopefully, this round can be a good learning experience before regionals because the course we play at Olney has some similarities to Charleston Country Club.”

MHS junior Stewart Druin added a 90 and sophomore Brock Taylor had a 99.


  1. St. Anthony 321
  2. Charleston Red 340
  3. Paris 342
  4. Mt. Zion 343
  5. Mattoon 344
  6. Sullivan 344
  7. Monticello 349
  8. Effingham 354
  9. Olney 372
  10. Rantoul 377
  11. St. Thomas More 379
  12. Charleston Gold 392
  13. Centennial 406
  14. Danville 421


  1. Preston Phillips, Charleston, 73
  2. Thomas Chojnicki, St. Anthony, 79
  3. Jon Willenborg, St. Anthony 79
  4. Lane Ludwig, St. Anthony, 80
  5. Will Ross, Monticello, 80
  6. Alex Nealis, Olney, 81
  7. Tabber Buenerkemper, Monticello, 81
  8. Luke Bradley, Paris, 81
  9. Del Diepholz, Sullivan, 82
  10. Joey Trupiano, St. Anthony 83