Links golfer Donna Lowen has added to her impressive list of golf accomplishments.
Lowen won the Alabama women’s state senior championship June 22-24 at Goose Pond, the lake course, in Scottsboro. She shot 76, 72 and 68 to finish even par for the three days and won by eight strokes.
“I was very happy to win and get back to competing again,” Lowen, account manager with McGriff Insurance Services, said. “I’ve been hitting the ball really well. I just struggled with the putting the first couple of days. Just kept on myself to be patient. Keep playing the game and then hopefully eventually the putts will start dropping the last day.”
This was her first year competing in this annual tournament. “I decided to play. It’s over here in Scottsboro and I love that course. The layout, the view, lake right there,” she said.
Lowen, 53, from Hays, Kansas, played golf for the University of Kansas from 1986-90. They won the Big Eight Conference in 1990 as a team and she finished second individually. Lowen has lived in Huntsville for 20 years. She won the Redstone women’s championship in 2019, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012; and the post women’s senior championship in 2019 and 2018. She won the Kansas state junior titles in 1983 and 1984, and the Kansas state women’s amateur titles in 1985 and 1990.
She has made three holes-in-one, most recently May 11 in the OMMCS league on hole No. 8 on the Warrior course at the Links. Her previous hole-in-one was last October at Huntsville Country Club on hole No. 10. As a 12-year-old she made a hole-in-one at the Jayhawk golf camp.
In the state senior championship at Goose Pond, Lowen shot 76-72-68-216, even par. Second place Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham shot 74-73-77-224, 8-over. Third place Susan West of Tuscaloosa shot 75-77-75-227, 11-over.