Lowe swings for golf’s triple crown
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Sixteen-year-old Ben Lowe is having quite the summer on the golf course. Already with titles from both the Glengarry Open and the Alexandria Open under his belt, the Alexandria teen is now the club champion at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club.
The two-day competition opened on a hot, sunny Aug. 20, with Lowe taking a three-shot lead into the clubhouse, ahead of Jean Theoret (78), Nick Quenneville (79), and Jacques Cholette (81) in the ‘A’ flight.
Despite having the edge, the teen golfer described
The MacCulloch boys, Keilian and Aaron, have left the county to continue their studies and play soccer further afield.
Older brother Keilan returned to Pacific University in Oregon for his second year, while Aaron is attending St. Lawrence College in Kingston, where he hopes to play for the Vikings.
his first day as “just brutal,” noting he finished three over par.
The weather turned on Sunday’s play, serving up rain showers – heavy at times.
The group got through nine holes before calling it quits.
Lowe said he thought he played better on the second day, regardless of the weather.
With 27 holes in the books, he had a 113 score and the victory by seven shots over Theoret. Quenneville finished at 125, followed by Cholette at 126.
When asked which hole on the course offered him the greatest challenge, Lowe pointed to number 15, which he described as “always tough since it’s a 460 [yard] par 4.”
On day one, play on the hole was into the wind, while on Sunday it was just “super wet.”
The placement of the pin at the back of the green meant the hole played even longer.
Lowe says that heading into this season, he really was hoping to claim the club championship, setting that as his goal. The wins in the other two open tournaments were bonuses, he adds. 36 holes with a 161 score, besting John MacSweyn who shot 172.
‘ C’ flight: With a 127 ( 27 holes), Dale MacDonald took this group, edging out Moe Bellefeuille (129).
‘D’ flight: Paul Owen topped this division, winning by six strokes over Al MacMillan and Don Dashney.
‘E’ flight: Jim Lariviere was first in this flight, prevailing over Al Lerman.
Senior division: The seniors group winner was John MacLeod, who won by 10 strokes over Ray Banister.
Ladies division: Helene Brossoit was tops amongst the women in low gross score (172), while Jessica Duperron was first in low net (140).