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Lowe retains title as golf club champ

Alexandria’s Ben Lowe retained his title as club champion, following his win over the weekend in the Glengarry Golf and Country Club’s two-day tournament, organized by Jean-Marc Titley.

On rounds of 72 and 74, Lowe prevailed over the field at the August 23-23 event, to win the A flight and, with it, the 2020 club championship. The Bishop’s University student-athlete was one stroke off his result from last year, when he carded a two-day score of 145.

Lowe tells me that he has “been playing quite a bit” of golf over the summer, competing in a few area tournament, “but still haven’t been able to practice as much as I’ve liked.”

He’s a familiar face at the Alexandria golf course, as he also works there.

The 20-year-old Glengarrian is scheduled to head back to university over the Labour Day weekend, and from what has been announced so far, the university golf season is still a go this fall in the province of Quebec, “fingers crossed.” It’s the lone jurisdiction in Canada to still have fall sports on the schedule, as associations in Ontario, western Canada, and the Atlantic region have pre-emptively cancelled all sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All national championships have also been nixed.

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From left are Marc Sauve, Ben Lowe, and Gilles Leroux, the winners of the 2020 club championship at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club, in Alexandria. (photo courtesy JM Titley)

Nate MacMillan was the A Flight runner-up at the club championship tournament, shooting a two-day total of 154.

Marc Sauve won the B Flight (164), with Marc Rolland placing second (172)

Gilles Leroux topped the C Flight (182).

In the senior group, Denis Barsalo won, recording a 157, while Bill Shields placed second, with a 161.

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Denis Barsalo shoots a hole-in-one at Glengarry golf course

A local golfer achieved a rare feat in these parts: firing a hole-in-one. Denis Barsalo accomplished this on hole 17 at Alexandria’s Glengarry Golf and Country Club on Monday, using an 8 iron to cover 128 yards.

As he commented, “After 30+ years of playing golf, I finally have my first hole-in-one.” In response, Barsalo received plenty of congratulations, including young multi-sport athlete Felix Sauve who added, “Welcome to the club!” Perhaps the funniest comment came from Craig Pinhey, who suggested it’s now time to “Throw the clubs in the lake and quit.”

Congratulations, Denis!

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Denis Barsalo marks his hole-in-one, achieved on the 17th hole at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club. (submitted photo)
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