State Golf Recap Presented By Visit Wichita

Class 4A 


McPherson’s Blaize Hoover finished first with a score of 139

“It was very rewarding to see him finish a round after leading many tournaments this year,” McPherson head coach Kurt Kinnamon said. “He had an outstanding work ethic, and it is great to see that pay off. It is always good to see good things happen to good people as a coach.”

Team Scores 

McPherson finished second with a score of 629

Class 3A 

Team Scores 

Hesston won the state championship with a score of 635

“Going into the event, I knew we had the potential to compete for a trophy,” Hesston head coach Grady Pauls said. There were highs and lows, but the team persevered through tough conditions and a very strong field. We’ve been focusing on our mental game in the latter half of the season, and their grit and resilience really paid off.” 

Class 2A


Salina Sacred Heart’s Michael Matteuci finished second with a score of 148

“Michael Matteucci has been our team leader since his sophomore year,” Salina Sacred Heart head coach Patrick Newell said. “He’s been our most consistent player the last three years.”

Salina Sacred Heart’s Luke Newell finished third with a score of 150 

“Luke Newell is a junior and will need to be our leader next year,” Newell said. “Luke has finished in third place at state the last three years.  He’s very consistent and should be one of the favorites to win state next year.” 

Salina Sacred Heart’s Walker Tuttle finished fourth with a score of 153 

“Walker Tuttle has really come on the last two years,” Newell said. “He’s been playing at a very high level the last two months.”

Team Scores 

Salina Sacred Heart won its ninth straight state championship with a score of 612

“Being the favorite is a lot of fun but also stressful,” head coach Patrick Newell said. “It’s always in the back of your mind, ‘will this be the year it ends?’”  “On the way back to Salina last night, I told the team that I’m glad it’s over because I’ve been stressed, and they all said coach, ‘We had your back.’” 

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