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COLUMBIA CITY — Putting is the ultimate test of any golfer’s game. It can make a bad tee shot be forgotten when a long putt is sunk or it can turn against you making a great start turn into a snowman on the scorecard.
Monday, Columbia City girls’ golf had just enough putts to post its fifth consecutive dual match score under 200 as a team.
In the process, the Lady Eagles matched their own win total from a year ago beating North Side on the back nine at Eagle Glen Golf Course 198-260.
Jumping on the other side of its home course for one of the first times this season, Columbia City took advantage of some inexperience on the Redskins part.
All five Lady Eagles finished the night ahead of North Side’s best score of 62.
No. 1 golfer and senior Rachel Hazelet took medalist for a second consecutive match beating out teammate Olivia Western with a 46.
A senior herself, Western stayed consistent on the season posting a 47 as the No. 2 golfer for the Lady Eagles.
Columbia City’s final three scores came into the clubhouse in a tight pack.
Junior McKenzie Smith led them with her round of 52.
Lauren Holloway was only one shot back of Smith finishing the night with a 53.
Megan Yoder rounded out the varsity match at the No. 5 spot shooting a 55.
Moving to 3-2 on the season, Columbia City looks to get another win today in a match against DeKalb that has been moved to Eagle Glen.