Perth & Kinross Loses a Champion

Perth & Kinross CGU is saddened to learn of the tragic passing of ex-Scottish Amateur champion Graham Lowson from Auchterarder.

Lowson  passed away on Wednesday morning following a suspected heart attack.

A Scotland internationalist, Lowson’s biggest achievement in the amateur ranks came at Downfield in 1991 when he lifted the Scottish national title after a 4&3 victory over home club player Len Salariya.


Graham Lowson, 1991 Scottish Amateur champion

Lowson, a popular figure across the game and most notably in his native Perth & Kinross, was a multiple club champion at Auchterarder, winning the men’s title in 1987, 2000 and 2004.

He went on to play for Scotland in the Men’s Home Internationals in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1997 and also played in the Scotland Boys’ team in 1981. He also made a number of other international appearances for his country.

DD Smith, Managing Secretary at Auchterarder, says the news of his death has come as a huge shock to everyone connected with the club.

“Graham was my closest friend and this is an incredibly sad time for me and so many others who knew him,” said DD. “He was an incredibly talented player, winning titles here at the club but he really made his name on the national stage. He was an ever-present for Scotland for many years. He will be sadly missed by so many in golf and within the town.”

Everyone connected to Perth & Kinross County Golf extends its condolences to Graham’s family at this sad time.

The funeral takes place on Wednesday 4 April (12.30pm) at Perth Crematorium.

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