Columbia City golf falls to East Noble

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team hosted and lost to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Tuesday night at Eagle Glen.East Noble’s Michael Sharp fired a one-over par as the match’s medalist with a 37, leading the Knights to the 160-176 win. The visitors posted three scores under 40.The course’s ninth hole was again a problem for the Eagles, who posted three double bogeys and a triple.“We haven’t played our home course very well,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “In all reality, 16 shots weren’t going to be made up in the ninth hole.”Max Dryer led Columbia City with a 41. Drew Benedict, who played his first match of the season after wrist surgery, was the Eagles’ second-best linkster Tuesday, shooting a 44. Teammate Drew Burnsworth wasn’t far behind with a 45.Derek Philbee shot a 46 and Dustin Parrett was Columbia City’s fifth varsity golfer with a 47.The Eagles are now 1-9 and 0-5 in the conference. East Noble is 2-3 in the NHC.