St. Anthony Wins Boys State Golf Championship; Area Golfers Finishes


Published on October 9 2023 9:45 am
Last Updated on October 9 2023 12:28 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St .Anthony wins Class 1A State Boys Golf Tournament championship.

BLOOMINGTON -- Effingham St. Anthony is the champion!

The Bulldogs won the Class 1A State Golf Tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington during the weekend.

St. Anthony golfers finished with a 622 followed by Port Byron Riverdale 628, Litchfield 636, Rockford Luheran 642, Bloomington Central Catholic 644, Quincy Notre Dame 651, North Shore Country Day 652, Beecher 657 and Fulton 673.

Lane Ludwig and Joey Trupiano scored a 152 each. Ludwig had a 35-38 Friday and a 38-41 Saturday while Trupiano had a 36-40 Friday and 37-39 Saturday.

Dakota Flaig finished with a 157 with 37-42 on Friday and 37-41 on Saturday. Preston Phillips had a total of 161 with 39-44 Friday and 38-40 Saturday. Ryan Schmidt scored a 165 with a 39-45 Friday and 38-43 Saturday and Charlie Wegman had a 168 with 42-42 on Friday and 41-43 on Saturday.

Also competing in the Class 1A Tournament was Teutopolis High School's Isaac Weber. Weber shot an 88, missing the cut by one shot from Friday's action to Saturday's finals.

"Isaac was playing well thorugh 11 holes then the rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, both wind and temperature, took their toll on the last seven holes," said T-town Coach Mike Wilson. "He ended a great freshman season."

Effingham High School's Max Seachrist finished 21st in the Class 2A State Tournament at Weibring Golf Course in Bloomington.

Seachrist had rounds of 78 and 76.

"He played great and hit a lot of great shots," said EHS Coach Jeff Schafer. "He struggled a little on the par 5s which is usually a strength for him or he would have had a top five or top 10 finsh.

"Max capped off an incredible year of golf for us. He finished second in his first two tournaments of the year at the St. Anthony Invite and the Taylorville Invitational, seventh at the two-day Mattoon event and won the Charleston Invitational. He shot a 66 at the Effingham Regional to help us win our first regional since 2013. He finished with a 73 in the sectional to qualify for the State Tornament.

"Max has just earned all this success. He shoots six-under-par in the regional and then is the last person to leave the golf course. Congrats to Max on your great season."