Lowe defends Glen­garry golf club cham­pi­onship

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - – Sean Bray

Alexan­dria’s Ben Lowe suc­cess­fully de­fended his ti­tle as club cham­pion at the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club, at last week­end’s tour­na­ment.

The 18-year-old shot rounds of 74 and 71 for a to­tal of 145, in the two-day com­pe­ti­tion, to top the ‘A’ flight and re­tain the tro­phy. De­nis Barsalo was sec­ond, with a com­bined score of 166. Lowe says he’s thrilled to be the club cham­pion again, as he heads off to Bishop’s Univer­sity where he will be a mem­ber of the school’s golf team.

In 2017, the teen golfer claimed all three ma­jor ti­tles at the Glen­garry course: the Glen­garry Open, the Alexan­dria Open, and the club cham­pi­onship.

A year later, he was among the lead­ers in the 2018 edi­tions of the Glen­garry Open and Alexan­dria Open, but not the win­ner.

“It was too bad not to get the other two,” Lowe ex­plains,” adding, “but this week I played re­ally well, which was nice.” He heads to Len­noxville on Aug. 23 to join the Gaiters. In the ‘B’ flight of the club cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment, club cap­tain Jean-Marc Tit­ley topped the field, with a 36-hole to­tal of 163. In sec­ond was Marc Rol­land, at 167.

John Ma­cLeod won the se­nior flight vic­tor, shoot­ing 163. The run­ner-up was Bill Shields, with a score of 165.

The tour­ney’s over­all low net win­ner was Maurice Belle­feuille, at 142 (gross score of 170 mi­nus hand­i­cap of 28).

120 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Septem­ber 2, 1898

Frank H. McDougall of Maxville is re­ceiv­ing con­grat­u­la­tions on his hav­ing won the MacLen­nan schol­ar­ship. The feat of this Alexan­dria High School stu­dent is the more re­mark­able as he is only 14 years old.

The dio­cese of Alexan­dria now pos­sesses one of the hand­somest cathe­drals to be found in Amer­ica. On Sun­day morn­ing the of­fi­cial re­open­ing took place and the artis­tic in­te­rior was much com­mented upon.

Lt.-Col. R.R. MacLen­nan, MP, com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of the 59th Bat­tal­ion was here Fri­day to su­per­vise the trans­fer of arms, cloth­ing and ac­cou­trements be­long­ing to No. 3 Com­pany to Lieut. A.G.F. Macdon­ald.

110 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Septem­ber 4, 1908

J. A. McMil­lan, ex- MLA, Alexan­dria, was the choice of the Glen­garry Lib­eral con­ven­tion, which met in Alexan­der Hall on Satur­day.

We are re­li­ably in­formed that the P. Les­lie & Son hard­ware busi­ness here has been dis­posed of to R.H. Cowan of Buck­ing­ham, Que­bec who has rented the lower flat of Dun­can A. Macdon­ald’s new block im­me­di­ately ad­join­ing the post of­fice. Mr. Cowan will not likely take pos­ses­sion un­til the new year.

Dun­can McMartin of Mon­treal was in town Satur­day ac­com­pa­nied by sev­eral guests in­clud­ing Ste­wart Ray­side of Lan­caster. The party was tak­ing a week’s jaunt through the county in Mr. McMartin’s fine car.

D. McKay, prin­ci­pal of Alexan­dria High School, and Mrs. McKay, ar­rived in town Mon­day and have taken pos­ses­sion of their nice lit­tle flat on Main Street North.

The Car­riage Works is pre­par­ing an elab­o­rate dis­play for the Cen­tral Canada Ex­hi­bi­tion. Al­ready 15 cars of cut­ters have been shipped out and or­ders on hand are en­tirely sat­is­fac­tory.

Early this week James McPhee dis­posed of the old Union Bank prop­erty to H.R. Cud­don, jew­eller.

The Misses Lena McDon­ald, Mary M. McPhee, Is­abel McLen­nan and Mar­garet T. Chisholm left Tues­day for Holy Cross Con­vent, St. Lau­rent.

100 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Septem­ber 6, 1918

Mr. and Mrs. A.R. McDon­ald, Kenyon Street, were no­ti­fied on Au­gust 30th that their son, Lieut. John Ranald McDon­ald, had been ad­mit­ted to the Prince of Wales Hos­pi­tal for con­va­les­cent of­fi­cers in Lon­don suf­fer­ing from gun­shot wounds in the head.

Among those re­ported miss­ing in the District Hon­our Roll is P.E. Walker, Glen Roy.

On Thurs­day Mrs. Johanna McDon­ald of Dalkeith re­ceived a let­ter from the ma­tron of No.8 Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, BEF, ad­vis­ing that her son, Lieut. Jas. R. McDon­ald, MC, was a pa­tient, suf­fer­ing from a se­ri­ous wound in the fore­head. This is the third time this gal­lant young of­fi­cer has been wounded.

Cadet Earl McIn­tyre, Royal Fly­ing Corps., De­seronto, spent three days re­cently with his par­ents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McIn­tyre, Maxville.

Of­fi­cial no­tice has been re­ceived from the Records Of­fice by Peter Boisv­enue, Maxville, that his youngest son, Sergt. Louis Boisv­enue, win­ner of the Mil­i­tary Medal, was killed in ac­tion.

90 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Au­gust 31, 1928

Trav­el­ling through to the Cana­dian Rock­ies to par­tic­i­pate in the bag­pipe com­pe­ti­tions at the Banff Springs Ho­tel High­land Gath­er­ing, Piper An­gus Cameron left Alexan­dria Mon­day evening. He will rep­re­sent the SD&G High­landers in the in­terReg­i­men­tal com­pe­ti­tions.

The Misses El­iz­a­beth McLeod, Is­abel Cowan and Sheila McMil­lan were guests of hon­our Satur­day evening at an im­promptu dance in the K of C Hall given by their young friends. Dur­ing the evening they were re­cip­i­ents of dainty com­pacts. The Misses McLeod and Cowan will en­ter the Pres­by­te­rian Hos­pi­tal, New York City, to train as nurses, while Miss McMil­lan goes to the Mon­treal Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

We note the name of Miss Mar­ion Welsh, Maxville, in the re­cently pub­lished list of suc­cess­ful stu­dents who took the sum­mer course for Spe­cial­ist in Art at the On­tario Col­lege of Art, Toronto.

Miss D. Se­cours has an­nounced the pur­chase of the millinery busi­ness of Mrs. Belcher, Alexan­dria.

80 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Septem­ber 3, 1938

So low have wa­ter lev­els gone this sum­mer that a trac­tor is be­ing used to run a small ham­mer­mill at the grist mill.

Leopold Lalonde has suc­cess­fully com­pleted his course at Os­goode Hall and yes­ter­day opened a law of­fice in the Kerr block.

Mac La­joie this week took over the du­ties of care­taker at the post of­fice.

70 YEARS AGO Fri­day, Septem­ber 3, 1948

Mrs. An­gus Cameron, 72, was a vic­tim of the heat wave in Mon­treal early Sun­day when she fell from a win­dow. She was the for­mer Mary McDon­ald of Glen Nor­man.

Two Glen­garry stu­dents have won schol­ar­ships to Queen’s. Bertha E. Law­ton won the A.J. and Mar­garet Grant Bur­sary of $600, and Elma R. McIn­tosh, the McLen­nan Foun­da­tion, val­ued at $380.

Maurice Ethier, 24, of Ot­tawa, was drowned near Sum­mer­stown, Sun­day af­ter­noon while swim­ming. He was a na­tive of Dalkeith.

Miss Kather­ine Camp­bell of St. Raphael’s, last week took oc­cu­pancy of the fam­ily home, Main Street.

Miss Eve­lyn Fraser left this week to train as a nurse at the Home­o­pathic Hos­pi­tal, Mon­treal.

60 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Septem­ber 4, 1958

The ad­di­tion to the Car­na­tion plant will be com­pleted by Jan­uary and milk pow­der will be man­u­fac­tured here. Charles “Bud” Mutch­ler has been ap­pointed plant su­per­in­ten­dent and he ar­rived Satur­day with his fam­ily to take up res­i­dence here.

Ralph McIn­tosh, 36, St. Elmo area farmer and his helper, Leonard Mas­son, 22, of St. Elmo, suf­fered bro­ken backs and other in­juries Tues­day when a hay el­e­va­tor they were mov­ing fell on the two men.

Glen Nor­man cheese fac­tory was de­stroyed by fire early yes­ter­day.

A na­tive of Glen Sand­field, Wil­liam M. McRae, 58, was killed at Mar­quette, Man­i­toba, when a train struck his oil truck.

John C. Ma­cLeod of Dun­ve­gan, has been awarded the Is­abella C. MacRae schol­ar­ship. He is en­ter­ing his sec­ond year in Agri­cul­ture at Macdon­ald Col­lege.

50 YEARS AGO Thurs­day, Au­gust 29, 1968

A two-year-old Corn­wall boy died in Lan­caster Satur­day when he fell off the pier near Bishop Point. Re­jean La­combe was vis­it­ing his grand­par­ents when he drowned.

A steer­ing com­mit­tee is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of a 70-bed ad­di­tion to the Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal. Plans call for a two storey wing added to the present 40 bed hos­pi­tal.

Pri­mary and se­condary schools start classes next Tues­day even though fi­nal touches have not been com­pleted on the new ad­di­tion.

An Alexan­dria youth was not se­ri­ously in­jured in an ac­ci­dent Satur­day. Jean-Marc Boisv­enue, 20, suf­fered bro­ken ribs and con­tu­sions to his face and body when the car he was driv­ing went off the road near Bainsville.

40 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30, 1978

Bishop Wil­liam J. Smith of Pem­broke and Peter A. Charlebois, two char­ter mem­bers of Glen­garry Coun­cil 1919 of the Knights of Colum­bus will be at­tend­ing the di­a­mond ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion of that or­ga­ni­za­tion to be held here on the week­end.

What was for many years known as “The Bishop’s Palace” on St. Paul Street, Alexan­dria, has been trans­formed into a lux­u­ri­ous 20-unit re­tire­ment home and will be ap­pro­pri­ately called “The Alexan­dria Palace.”

Wayne Crack of Alexan­dria will be the On­tario Milk Mar­ket­ing Board field­man for the coun­ties of Glen­garry, Stor­mont and Prescott fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Grant Cameron from that po­si­tion.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 24, 1988

Robin MacLen­nan, 24, of RR2 Wil­liamstown, a Cana­dian Mil­i­tary En­gi­neer at­tached to the 88th Sig­nal Corps, left for Bagh­dad on Au­gust 21 among a group of 275 Cana­dian sol­diers in­volved in the peace­keep­ing mis­sion. He is the son of Rod and Janet MacLen­nan.

Vis­it­ing with Tom and Deny Hagen were her sis­ter Mary and hus­band Peter Kors from New Zealand. Also vis­it­ing were two nieces from Hol­land, Monique and Marielle Beek­man.

Shel­don Lalonde of Lan­caster spent his sum­mer moun­tain climb­ing, white-wa­ter ca­noe­ing and back-pack­ing across the Yukon. Shel­don, a 15 year old army cadet, was se­lected from the East­ern On­tario di­vi­sion to at­tend the seven-week North­ern Wilder­ness Lead­er­ship Course. He is a mem­ber of the Glen­garry Corps of the 2403 Army Cadets of Corn­wall. Shel­don was born in Ger­many and moved with his fam­ily to Canada in 1973. The Lalon­des moved to Lan­caster in 1978 and Shel­don is a Grade 11 stu­dent at Char- Lan District High School.

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Sept. 2, 1998

With $1 mil­lion in­vested in ren­o­vat­ing the for­mer St. Joseph school, Terre des Je­unes staff and stu­dents will start the school year in a state-ofthe-art en­vi­ron­ment. In ad­di­tion to large class­rooms, they have a sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy lab, mu­sic room, a com­puter room with 30 com­put­ers and a gym­na­sium.

Glen­garry farm­ers might not gross $450 per acre with a flax crop this year if no one takes it away. Gil­fax of Val­ley­field, who con­tracted over 1,000 acres in east­ern On­tario and western Que­bec, saw its par­ent com­pany col­lapse on Fri­day due to the un­sta­ble Asian mar­ket. Gil­fax rep­re­sen­ta­tives are try­ing to find a Euro­pean mar­ket for the lo­cal flax crops.

The Up­per Canada District School Board and the On­tario Se­condary School Teach­ers Fed­er­a­tion are still ne­go­ti­at­ing their con­tract. The changes are re­lated to Bill 160 con­cern­ing staffing and will ul­ti­mately af­fect class size and teach­ing time.

A fire se­verely dam­aged the sac­risty of Eglise Sacre Coeur in Alexan­dria early Wed­nes­day morn­ing. Alexan­dria deputy chief, Maurice Brunet says, “We as­sume that the fire started when a light­ning bolt struck on Tues­day af­ter­noon.” Brunet also say that the fire com­bus­tion re­mained low be­cause of the lack of oxy­gen.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 27, 2008

An Alexan­dria busi­ness­man/ in­ven­tor, Hu­bert Sabourin has de­vel­oped a fil­ter he be­lieves can re­duce par­ti­cle emis­sions from some of the world’s worst pol­lut­ing in­dus­tries, like the the coal-burn­ing plants in China or the On­tario Power Au­thor­ity’s coal-fired fa­cil­ity in Nan­ti­coke. He first started con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing the fil­ter about six years ago after hear­ing so much talk on tele­vi­sion about how in­dus­try is pol­lut­ing the planet with smoke.

Valérie Gre­nier, aged 11, trains all sum­mer long on Loch Garry. The young wa­ter skier is quite the force to be reck­oned with on a na­tional level, hav­ing cap­tured four gold medals at the re­cent Cana­dian Wa­ter Ski Cham­pi­onships.

On Aug. 2, the Ro­zon fam­ily held its fam­ily re­union at Gae­tan Ro­zon's home in Lan­caster Heights. Over 50 guests were in at­ten­dance and this year marked the 25th fam­ily re­union.


TRO­PHY: From left are John Ma­cLeod, Ben Lowe, and JeanMarc Tit­ley, win­ners of the the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club’s se­nior, ‘A’, and ‘B’ flights of the club cham­pi­onship. •

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