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But the Berryville junior gets a break from the hills Tuesday morning at Maumelle Country Club for the Arkansas Activities Association Class 4A State Golf Tournament.
Carr is slated to tee off at 9 a.m. on the Par-72 layout after Monday's practice round resulted in a score in the low 80's. Playing with his father, Carr spent the day testing the greens and gaining perspective for his second consecutive state tournament appearance.
"I don't like hills," Carr admitted following the practice round. "This course is pretty flat for the most part. I like that. It's pretty open too so you can really go at the greens."
Flat and open fits Carr's style of play.
"I like to be aggressive and go for the pin on every hole," Carr said. "At districts (at Valley View in Farmington) you couldn't see where the pin was on some holes. You couldn't tell where you needed to put the ball on the green. Here, you can really see everything and can be more aggressive."
Carr said his father carded an 83 for him during the practice round, a score the 17-year old said would suffice when the event got underway.
"I would love to shoot another 83 or so," he said. "I feel like I could go lower, maybe 77 or 78, after seeing the course (today). And I would like to get to that but 83 would be a good score."
Carr played with a group on Monday during the practice round and took note of their results.
"The guys I played with all shot around 88, which is what I shot in district," Carr said. "After the first couple of holes I will know how good they are and what I have to do to beat them."
Carr noted the speed of the greens were touchy and that limiting his putts for the round would be a critical factor for positive results.
"They are really fast," Carr said of the Bermuda surfaces. "I am not used to this at all. It's hard to get used to but I felt good on them. I also need to hit my irons well. I just want to get on green in regulation and two putt. I think I will be fine on the greens, just need to play well when I have an iron in my hand."
Carr starts his round on the 12th hole, a par 5, allowing him the ability to use the longer walk to gain composure while using several clubs.
"I will hit driver off the tee," Carr said. "Then I will probably hit 3-wood and follow that up with a short iron to the green. So that gives me a chance to hit all my clubs and see where I am. After that I will make any adjustments and continue my round."