Carbon High's Robbi Etzel watches the ball as it goes toward the hole during the home region match on Thursday at the Carbon Country Club. Etzel finished the match with a round of 77.
The goals were set before the home match was played. After finishing the match, the Carbon High boys golf team can say they did what they set out to do in the days before hosting the region match.
The Carbon High Boys Golf Team stayed home to host their region match on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. The team played well as they shot a team total of 310 to finish second behind Spanish Fork who shot 296.
Carbon High head coach Tom King said the team had a goal of playing better overall and moving closer to first place Spanish Fork.
"I told the kids that our goal coming into our home match was to try to get closer to Spanish Fork and Payson and increase our lead over Juab and North Sanpete. We did a great job and I am very proud of our whole team," he said.
The low round of the day was 69 by Benson Rhees of Spanish Fork and Dalton Jackson of Juab.
The low round for the Carbon High team was shot by senior Freston Smith who shot a 76.
Robbi Etzel and Dillen Ward each shot 77 and Dallas Anselmo shot an 80 to round out our top four scores. Blake Bean shot an 86 and Kody Henrie shot a 88. Waylon Davis competed in his first match ever in his life as a JV player and shot a 122.
"We even left a couple of shots out there as we still three putted a few times or missed a few putts, but as a whole team they did great," King said.
Carbon High now has a lead over second place. The Dinos shot a team total of 310. Spanish Fork shot a 296, North Sanpete finished with 325, Juab with 330, and Delta and Payson both finished with 343.
Through the first three matches this season, Carbon High is currently in second place. Spanish Fork is in first with 932 total, followed by Carbon High with 990 total, Payson 1013 total, North Sanpete 1017 total, Juab 1023 total and Delta at 1066.
The team will travel to Delta on Wednesday for the next region match at Sunset View starting at Noon.