Heat weighs on Lady Eagles

   WARSAW — One day after opening the season, it’s back to the heat and grind of the busy girls’ golf schedule for Columbia City.
   Wednesday, the Lady Eagles followed up a ninth-place finish in the Snider Invitational with its first dual match of the season at Stonehenge Country Club.
   Columbia City took on the Lady Tigers of Warsaw struggling in the heat of the summer sun.
   With two golfers in the 40s, it wasn’t enough for City as it lost 185-199.
   A new face leading the pack, Columbia City had its lowest round come from the newcomer of the varsity lineup Lauren Holloway.
   With just a hand full of starts under her belt, Holloway posted a 48 on the tough front nine at Stonehenge.
   Senior Rachel Hazelet came through as the second Lady Eagle in the 40s for Columbia City shooting 49.
   McKenzie Smith nearly had a third score at 49 or better but broke even with a 50.
   Olivia Western and Megan Yoder had struggles on the day. Western posted the final score that counted with a 52 while Yoder finished up with a 59.
   Warsaw’s Sarah Hartle took home medalist of the match with a 39.
   The Columbia City JV also fell to Warsaw 217-247.
   Freshman Allison Yoder led the way with a 53.
   Other scores included: Jackie Bullard 57, Deanna Beckner 61, Jessica Klemm 66, Jackie Leeuw 67, Katy Walter 67.