Senior Logan Lowe has inked his name in GW golf history, setting several program records and topping off his legacy with an Atlantic 10 Championship win Sunday.
Lowe entered GW as the program’s sole recruit for the Class of 2019. Looking to fill the shoes of prominent departing senior Jack Persons, he garnered multiple top-10 wins and A-10 accolades.
“I’m an open book when it comes to my career,” Lowe said. “I’ll tell guys the success I’ve had and all the accomplishments, but I’m more than willing to share how I played bad this stretch.”
With a combined career scoring average of 71.94, he eclipsed the previous lowest career scoring average of 72.86 that Jay Randolph set in 1958.
Lowe also became the first player in program history to make the A-10 All-Conference Team four years in a row, earning the honor in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He committed another program-first when he won Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Year in 2018.
A six-time A-10 Golfer of the Week selection, Lowe has four individual tournament victories, including one in 2017, two in 2018 and the A-10 Championship in 2019. He led GW to a first-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational last season and clinched the A-10 Match Play Championship earlier this season.
Despite his successes over the past four years, Lowe said he has “underperformed” this season. He said midseason adjustments helped him realign and hit his stride again.
Low finished outside the top-10 in four of his 11 tournaments this season. He placed in the top-five in four tournaments.
“I played around with my swing a little bit at the beginning of this semester and tried to change a few things I thought would help,” Lowe said. “They didn’t pan out, so I went back to old feels and ball flight that have helped.”
He said the A-10 Championship has “a bit more meaning” for him as he prepares to enter amateur golf and eventually become a professional golfer.
“I’m going to still make my game plan and be as disciplined as possible,” Lowe said before the tournament. “The goal is always to win, that doesn’t really change.”
His current season scoring average of 71.18 ranks him first on the team, 2.75 lower than junior Adrian Castagnola’s second-best average of 73.93.
Throughout his first three years at GW, Lowe consistently lowered his scoring average, ending his freshman season with 73.31, his sophomore season with 72.59 and his junior season with 70.67.
Junior Yoo Jin Kim said Lowe’s skills extend beyond the course, describing him as a “brother” and supportive teammate.
“Everyone can see he’s a great golfer, but what I think is more special, being his teammate, is seeing him off the course and seeing how he has matured,” Kim said. “Off the course, he’s one of my best friends, he’s one of my brothers for life and he’s someone I can rely on.”
Kim said Lowe’s game has improved each year and his room for growth is “minimal.” He said Lowe needs to remain consistent in his play to eventually make the Professional Golfers’ Association of America pros.
“That’s what differentiates him from the PGA pros, just a little bit more consistency,” Kim said. “When he gets that, it’s going to be a record-breaking thing and it’s going to be amazing to see.”
Head coach Chuck Scheinost, who first met Lowe when he was nine years old at the Stanford Golf Camp, said Lowe had a “different level” of play than other golfers when he was younger. He followed Lowe’s U.S. Junior performances throughout the following years and recruited him to GW, Scheinost said.
“Logan was all about golf when he was growing up, and you kind of saw him rise throughout the years,” Scheinost said. “Every year, he was there and so it was fun to see his golf game progress.”
Scheinost said Lowe was a team leader throughout his time at GW, and the team could count on him to perform at a high level heading into major tournaments like the A-10 Championship. Beyond the tournament, Scheinost said Lowe has proven that he can play professional golf in the future.
“There are a lot of guys that have talent but don’t have the drive and they don’t make it,” he said. “I think that is one of the biggest assets he has, is that he is willing to put in the work to get himself there, and I think that will pay dividends for him down the road.”
Lowe’s win on Sunday earned him a berth for the NCAA Regionals. He will return to play from May 12 to 15.
This article appeared in the April 29, 2019 issue of the Hatchet.