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State tourney tests Carbon High golfer Etzel

Robbi Etzel should improve going into next season, coach King said.

By By KEVIN SCANNELL Sun Advocate sports editor

Play in a state tournament is a big honor, no matter what the sport may be. But while the moment may be a special one, it can also provide some learning moments they may pay off later in a player's career.

For Carbon High sophomore golfer Robbi Etzel, the first trip to the state tournament may be the experience that pushes him to become a top player in class 3A.

Coach Tom King accompanied Etzel to the tournament held at Fox Hallow in American Fork last week. King said while Etzel may have had some nerves going into the event, the weather certainly didn't help things.

"The weather was terrible as we had lots of wind and even a little bit of snow on the course," King said.

Over the two days at the tournament, Etzel shot a 100 and a 94 on the course with a par 72, which placed him near the bottom of the standings.

While Eztel wanted to post better results at the tournament, King said the experience should help the sophomore golfer going into next season.

"It was definitely a learning experience for him, but it will be a good one as it will push him to improve to be a better golfer," King said.

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