MAUMELLE -- Austin Carr turned in an 87 Wednesday at Maumelle Country Club in the Arkansas Activities Association Class 4A State Tournament.
The junior improved by one stroke his score in the district meet at Farmington last week, a progression the Berryville product was satisfied with.
"I played pretty consistent all day," Carr said following his round. "I had lots of pars and lots of bogies and hit lots of greens in regulation, which was my goal. And I putted pretty well. I thought I played pretty good today."
Carr started his round on the par-5, 12th with a bogey after pulling his second shot into the trees. He was forced to chip out to the fairway where he reached the green in four and two putted.
Carr made the turn at 4-over but faltered down the stretch, finishing on what golf coach Brent Compton said was the "toughest two holes on the course."
"He was on pace to shoot about an 80," Compton said. "He played very well. The course was very difficult and he played really solid. He may have gotten a little fatigued at the end."
Carr recorded a triple bogey on No. 10 and finished with a double on the 11th, giving away five strokes to move out of All-State contention, which cut off at 82.
"He usually plays really fast at a good pace," Compton said. "He played with guys that were the slowest on the course and had to wait a lot. That's tough."
Carr's father kept the scorecard and the junior didn't know his score until he stepped up on the final tee box.
"I didn't know my score until the last hole," Carr said. "I just wanted to play and see what I shot after the last hole. I didn't want to really think about my score."
Carr was 8-over with four holes remaining.
After bogeys on No.'s 8 and 9, he landed in a hazard on the 10th and had to take a drop then three-putted to drop three strokes on one hole.
"Even with a couple of bad holes he kept his composure all day," Compton said.
Central Arkansas Christian's Landon Hearns fired low round of the day with 73 on the par-72 layout.