Lady Dinos finish golf season with fifth-place finish at 3A State Tournament

The Carbon Lady Dinos completed the 2019 golf season with a fifth-place finish at the 3A State Championship Tournament Wednesday afternoon in Morgan.

Entering the second and final day of competition in fifth-place, Carbon shaved 21-strokes off of their first day score. Despite the improved play, the team only managed to make up one stroke on fourth-place Providence Hall.

“Mother Nature was not kind on day one, and we had a hard time finding it,” said head coach Kenji Otani. “But, we redeemed ourselves a little on day two. The girls gave it their all and that is all I can ask for.”

Firing a 391 in the first day of competition, Carbon recovered with a 370 in day-two. Jordan Bianco led Carbon once again, this time shooting a team-low 83. Sam King and Aubrey Fausett both logged a 93, while Jessica Hansen ended with a 101.

Richfield easily claimed the state title after shooting an outstanding 632, topping second place Morgan’s 738. Grand and Providence Hall followed in third and fourth.

Bianco’s two-day total of 174 placed her in a three-way tie for sixth. After shooting a 91 on Tuesday, Bianco erased eight-strokes on Wednesday for one of the best rounds of the weekend. The performance places Bianco as a First Team All State member.

King finished tied for 16th individually, while Fausett tied for 20th. The two performances were enough to place both girls on the Second Team All-State squad.

While the accolades on the golf course stacked up for Carbon, the team also received recognition for their work in the classroom. As a team the Lady Dinos earned the team grade-point-average award, finishing at the top academically.

“Sometimes we forget the student part of student-athlete,” said Otani. “But it means a great deal to me personally. Again, I am very proud of my team.”

Below are the complete final team results from the 3A State Tournament:

Team

Day One

Day Two

Final

1- Richfield

316

316

632

2- Morgan

371

367

738

3- Grand

361

391

752

4- Providence Hall

385

371

756

5- Carbon

391

370

761

6- Judge Memorial

405

392

797

7- Union

404

408

812

8- Manti

413

433

846

9- Grantsville

413

408

821

10- Emery

426

XXX

426

11- South Sevier

453

XXX

453

12- Juab

455

XXX

455