Mattoon’s Stewart Druin struggled Saturday but still finished 12th overall among more than 225 golfers in the Craig Dixon boys golf invitational.

The senior shot 85 at Mattoon Country Club, falling from the top spot after leading through the first round. Druin had fired a 4-under 68 at Meadowview on Friday.

Teammate Will Pullen, meanwhile, carded a team-best 78 that helped the Green Wave to finish seventh among the 40 teams competing with a 648 two-day stroke total.

Former Charleston High golfer Preston Phillips shot a 74 to take sixth individually and to lead St. Anthony to the team title by six strokes. Three of his teammates also posted 70s on Saturday.

Blaine Powers makes a drive from the fairway on Hole 5 during the second day of the Craig Dixon Invitational at Mattoon Golf and Country Club Saturday. (Photo/Chet Piotrowski)

Charleston freshman Hudson Meister shot a team-best 75 at MCC for a 155 total that vaulted him into 19th place overall.

MHS’s Madden Johnson took 24th after shooting 87 for a 162 total.

The Green Wave needed 10 more shots at the country club Saturday after having shot 319 at Meadowview for a 648 total.

Four MHS golfers had posted scores on the 70s at a one-day tourney a week earlier.

“We struggled this weekend,” Mattoon boys coach Brett Poorman said. “Had a lot of momentum coming in and just had two tough days.”

Team scores

1. St. Anthony 303-311–613

2. Sacred Heart Griffin 306-313–619

3. Edwardsville 318-322–630

4. Mahomet 310-330–640

5. Springfield 305-338–643

6. Pekin 327-317–644

7. Mattoon 319-329–648


  1. Connor McCall (Vandalia) 72-70–142
  2. Peyton Woods (Springfield) 70-76–146
  3. Tug Schwab (Litchfield) 73-75–148
  4. Reis Claybrooke (Mahomet) 70-79–149
  5. Wilson Kirby (StM) 76-73–149
  6. Preston Phillipps (StA) 76-74–150


Stewart Druin 68-85–153

Madden Johnson 75-87–162

Will Pullen 88-78–166

Garrett Miller 88-82–170

Evan Diedrich 88-84–172

Blaine Powers 90-88–178

Other MHS scores: Jack Helms 89-89–178, Brock Taylor 88-100–188


Hudson Meister 80-75–155

Andrew Kuykendall 88-85–173

Zach Craig 90-84–174

Jackson Logue 87-97–184

Dylan Bell 95-94–189

Alex Kuykendall 95-98–193

Team total: 339-344–683