Preston Burton Wins First-Ever State Golf Title for CHS

Golfing Knights Finish Fourth Statewide

October 12, 2022

Preston Burton wins CHS's first-ever state golf title
Burton, left, won the state title in Richmond.

CHS golfer Preston Burton has made CHS history by taking home the school’s first-ever state title.

The senior won the Virginia High School League Class 3 state championships at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club in Richmond on Tuesday. Coached by Joshua O’Grady, the CHS Golf Team also finished fourth, the second-best state finish in CHS history.

The individual win caps a banner career for Burton, who was also a four-time All-District First Team; two-time District Player of the Year; two-time Regional Player of the Year; and two-time All State. Additionally, he holds the school’s record for lowest round, most wins in a career, most wins in a season, and longest winning streak.

Black Knights Golf also won its first regional championship in Staunton in September.

“Teamwise, it was pretty cool for our five seniors to go out with the school’s first regional championship as well as the fourth-place state finish,” O’Grady said. “As for Preston, he is no doubt the greatest golfer in CHS history but I would go as far to say he is one of the greatest athletes in the history of CHS.”

The CHS Golf team members are Preston Burton, Landon Rybolt, Griffin Walts, Ben Ewing, Graham Morrison, and Leo Cafferillo.