Players, patrons contend with the heat at Highland Meadows

The high heat and humidity has been part of the conversation at Highland Meadows this week as 144 members of the LPGA Tour prepare for the 28th Marathon Classic which starts on Thursday. On Monday on course paramedics responded to five calls from pro-am participants who had become dehydrated. WNWO spoke with touring professional Amanda Blumenherst on the practice range. "The heat is definitely stifling but you try to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and using cool towels," Ms. Blumenherst said.

Chris Schultz is Operations Manager for Mercy Star Ambulance which is staffing the first aid center on the course. "We will have four golf carts roaming the course and we also have an air conditioned tent that we bring people in to cool them off," Mr. Schulz said.