> After two matches to start the season, the Carbon High boys golf team is still looking for more consistency on the course as they head into their home match this week.
The CHS Boys Golf Team traveled to Roosevelt to play its second region match on Wednesday, Aug. 15, finishing in fifth place. The early season results are leaving Carbon High short of goals they set out to accomplish, according to head coach Tom King.
"Well we did not meet our goals. We are still in third place in the region but we were not able to pick up any shots on Spanish Fork or Payson and we also lost a few shots to Juab and North Sanpete," said King.
Carbon High finished fifth out of six teams by shooting a team total of 346. Spanish Fork won the match shooting a 305, Juab 337, Payson 343, North Sanpete 344, Carbon 346 and Delta 356. The result keeps Carbon in third behind Payson by 10 shots and ahead of North Sanpete by 12 and Juab by 13.
"This is not what we wanted to do today by no means. The course played too tough for the kids or they just need to get better and learn how to score," King explained.
Derek Weston shot a 79 and was low on the team. Etzel shot an 86 which moves him out of the first place spot for region individual honors. Dillen Ward shot an 87, Dallas Anselmo and Freston Smith each shot 94 and Blake Bean shot a 95.
King said the team needs to quickly learn how to work through bad rounds on the course while trying to compete for a region title.
"There is no way that we should be counting a score in the 90's as one of our top four. Unfortunately we did again today for the second straight week as our fourth score and that really hurts," he said. "They need to get a fire light inside there guts and learn how to grind out bad rounds to make them reasonable."
Carbon will have just two days to prepare before hosting a region match on Thursday at the Carbon Country Club. The match will start at Noon.