GOLF: Lowe ousted at U.S. Junior Amateur Championship |

GOLF: Lowe ousted at U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Local golfer Logan Lowe had his bid for a U.S. Junior Amateur Championship title come to a close Friday, falling in the match play Round of 16.

Lowe, playing on the 7,366 yard, Par-72 Dye Course at Colleton River Plantation Club in South Carolina, faced off with Philip Barbaree, from Louisiana, in the Round of 16, and lost 3 and 1.

Lowe did have an advantage early, taking the first hole, and was 1 up heading to the seventh, but then Barbaree won five straight holes to go 4 up. Lowe responded by winning hole No. 12 and No. 15, to pull within two, but Barbaree claimed hole No. 17 and with it the match.

The field at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship started with 156 and was whittled down to 64 after two rounds of stroke play. Lowe advanced to the match play rounds after finishing four-over-par and tied for 42nd in stroke play. Lowe then beat Chandler Eaton in the match play Round of 64, and took down Brody Blackmon in 19 holes in the match play Round of 32.

Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, was named the Sierra Foothill League boys golf MVP in his junior and senior seasons and will be attending The George Washington University in the fall where he plans to continue golfing as a member of the Colonials golf team.

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