Rebuilding season comes to an end for Carbon golfers
For the Carbon Dino golf squad, it ended up being a rebuilding year.
A loss of a key senior before the season started thrust younger members to step up into new rolls. A combination of that and a new region that is very strong, Carbon finished their season in sixth place for region action.
On Sept. 19 in the last match of the year the Dinos finished in fifth place at Spanish Oaks in Spanish Fork. Carbon beat Delta by 11 shots, but it was not good enough to climb in the final region standing and they ended in sixth place overall.
Robbi Etzel had the best round of the day for the Dinos at Spanish Oaks shooting an 84. Clay Finkbiner followed with an 86, Derek Weston and Derek Young both shot 88 and Freston Smith shot a 92 to round out the varsity. There were two Carbon JV players who went. Kody Henrie finished with a 91 and Bryce Blackburn 94.
On a bright note Etzel played well enough to hang on to finish in tenth place as an individual in the region. With that he qualifies for the state event on October 5 and 6 at Fox Hollow in American Fork.
Final region standings are Spanish Fork 2496, Payson 2685, Juab 2705, North Sanpete 2710, Delta 2772 and Carbon 2780.
"Overall we had a fun, but frustrating season. Our kids are just young and we do not have a lot of depth," coach Tom King said.
"I see great potential for all of these kids as they can go out and hit the ball great at times. They just need a little more consistency and more tournament rounds under their belts. My hope for all of them is to play a lot of junior golf tournaments next summer and get that competitive nature."
King summed things up, "I have huge hopes for our team the next few years as we can only get better. This is a good group of kids and I know they will play better next year. I know they can qualify for state next year as a team."