ASHOF to induct Lowery

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Greystone golfer and PGA Tour player Steve Lowery

will be one of nine to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

A native of Birmingham, Lowery played golf at Berry High School before playing collegiatley at the University of Alabama.

In 1982 and ’83 he was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and an All-American both years. He is the first player in history of Alabama golf to have won both the State Open and the State Amateur in the same year (1981).

He turned professional in 1983 and won the Ben Hogan Tulsa Open in 1992 on the Ben Hogan Tour (presently the Nationwide Tour). He has won three PGA Tour events, including the 2008 AT& Pebble Beach National PRO-AM in Februar, where he defeated Vijay Singh in a one hole playoff by making a seven foot birdie putt.

His two other victories came at the 1994 Sprint International and the 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

In the opening round of the 1994 Tour Championship he had a hole-in-one, which was only the second hole-in-one in the history of the

Tour Championship.

He has finished second nine times, third 10 times, placed in the top 10 in 64 events and in the top 25 at 138 events. He ranks in the top 50 on the all-time PGA money list.

Other members of the Class of 2008 include: Sim Byrd, Dr. Gregg Carr, Condredge Holloway, Don Mincher, Don McNeal, Rep. Oliver Robinson, Jerry Wilson and the 2008 Distinguished American Sportsman Joseph E. Gibbs, creator of the Golf Channel.

Tickets for the May 31 induction banquet at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel may be ordered by calling the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame toll free at 877-323-6665