Heinz wins last golf match for Carson
Carson High’s Shawn Heinz was the low score medalist during the final regular season Northern 4A golf match on Tuesday at Ruby View Golf Course in Elko.
Heinz fired an even-par-71 to finish one stroke ahead of McQueen’s Casey Sutherland, who shot a 72. In the team standings, Galena won the event with a 400.
Galena was followed by: McQueen 403; Elko 406; South Tahoe 408; Reed 411; and Reno 411.
Carson took seventh with a 415 and Douglas placed eighth with a 421.
In the final regular season standings, Carson finished seventh to qualify for the zone tournament. Carson finished with 51 points, one point behind sixth-place Douglas, which had 52 points.
Galena placed first in the regular season standings with 82 points. The top three teams in the zone will advance to the NIAA/U.S. Bank 4A State Championships.
The zone tournament will be held this Monday and Tuesday at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Reno. Shotgun start is 1 p.m. both days.
“That’s pretty impressive on that golf course,” said Carson coach Paul Croghan about the score for Heinz. “The greens are really smooth, but their fast and to shoot that score, that is hard to do. Let’s hope he can keep it going next week.”
After firing a 79 on Tuesday, Galena’s Bryson Young finished the regular season as the zone’s top individual golfer. Galena’s Matt Kinsinger, who shot an 80, placed second.
Jonathan Merry, who fired an 83, took sixth, and Pat Flynn, who shot an 80, took seventh in the final regular season standings.
Other individual scores for Carson were: Steve McQuirk 80; Scotty Oxarart 89; Chad Gilmore 89; Tyson Roser 86; and Jeremy Nielsen 92.
Other scores for Galena were: Morgan Goff 80; Chris Bordigioni 81; and Steve Katchinski 81.
Other scores for Douglas were: Travis Hawks 78; Eddie Shope 86; Chris Peters 88; Nick Beres 86.
Croghan said the putting is “pretty straight forward” at Hidden Valley.
“The people around the greens are going to do the best,” he said. “Right now it all rests on Monday and Tuesday next week at Hidden Valley.”