Point golfer in hunt for title
Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Courtney Lowery, who was a state-championship golfer at Lafayette Christian School, is closing out her collegiate career with a flourish.
Lowery, a senior at Point University, has put herself in position to compete for a national title at the NAIA women’s championship at the Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Lowery shot a 1-over par 73, and when she finished playing she was the clubhouse leader.
By the time the final golfers left the course, Lowery was tied for third place, and she’s one shot behind co-leaders Corinne Grans-Wood of SCAD and Cadence Hellman of Victoria (British Columbia).
The 156-player tournament continues through Friday when a champion will be crowned.
Lowery, who is competing as an individual in the national tournament for a second straight season, has had a fantastic senior season.
Lowery, who was a first-team member of the all-Appalachian Conference team, has won two tournaments this season.
As a junior, Lowery won three tournaments, and she finished sixth in the NAIA national tournament.
Overall, Lowery has played in 19 tournaments at point, and she’s finished in the top five 14 times with the five wins.
Lowery played at Columbus State for two seasons before transferring to Point.