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Eagles' golfer Heinz loses playoff
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Ellinwood golfers Masob Moore, Drew Heinz

Eagles’ Heinz is runner-up

SALINA – Ellinwood’s two-time 2-1A state runner-up Drew Heinz fired 1-under-par 71 to tie Salina Sacred Heart’s Michael Matteuci (71) at Monday’s Salina Sacred Heart Golf Invitational. Matteuci won the sudden-death playoff for medalist honors. 

Matteuci captured the 2023 Class 2-1A state championship and Heinz placed runner-up. Ellinwood’s Mason Moore (73) placed third. Salina Sacred Heart (297) placed first and Ellinwood (322) finished runner-up, also counting Braden Lewis (89) and Luke Heinz (89).



TEAM SCORES—1—Salina Sacred Heart 297; 2—Ellinwood 322; 3—Hutchinson Trinity 331; 4—SE Saline 334; 5—Clay Center 342; 6—Smith Center 394; 7—Ellsworth 451; 8—Ell Saline 517

TOP 10 MEDALISTS—1—Michael Matteuci, SSH, 71 (won playoff); 2—Drew Heinz, Ellinwood, 71 (lost playoff); 3—Mason Moore, Ellinwood, 73; 4—Walker Tuttle, SSH, 75; 6—Luke Newell, SSH, 76; Hunter Newell, SSH, 76; Dominic Matteuci, SSH, 76; Jason Marrs, SSH, 76; 10—Dylan Esch, SE, 78

ELLINWOOD—22—Braden Lewis 89; 22—Luke Heinz, 89; 28—Austin Brack, 94; 29—A.J. Bowyer, 95.