The Lady Dinos traveled to Delta with a two-stroke lead over Providence Hall on Tuesday with hopes of creating more space between themselves and the Patriots. That goal would not be accomplished as Carbon folded under the pressure. “We took one on the chin today. Providence Hall snuck one in on us,” said head coach Kenji Otani.
Jordan Bianco had the best score of the day with a 94. Providence Hall also benefited from its best day thus far with three of their four golfers ending with under 100 strokes. Out of the six schools, Bianco and the three golfers from Providence Hall were the only ones to finish with under 100 strokes. The Lady Patriots won the round with a combined score of 395, 28 strokes ahead of Carbon’s 423.
“Some good things did happen today,” continued Otani. “Jordan was a medalist, Rhiannon [Timmons] gained a bunch of confidence and Jessica [Hansen] and Kristen [Etzel] learned how to grind it out.” Otani continued, “They all learned to play with a little more pressure. It wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but I think we’ll be better because of it.”
The Lady Dinos now trail Providence Hall by 26 strokes in region play. “We are down but far from out,” Otani concluded.
Carbon will get its first shot at climbing back into the region race when it plays at Juab on Thursday, March 28.