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Rags to riches: Russell Bowie goes from 8 to ace at Porter Cup

LEWISTON – There's really only one way to bounce back from a snowman.

Step onto the next tee and knock it in for an ace.

That's what Russell Bowie of Mississauga did Thursday during the second round of the Porter Cup. After a quadruple-bogey 8 on the par-4 17th hole, Bowie knocked it in for a hole-in-one on the par-3 18th with a 7-iron from 162 yards.

"Tto be honest, I wasn't aiming at the pin," he said. "I kind of blocked it out a bit to the right, because it was a really tucked pin today. Got a really good bounce off the hill and went in. Definitely a good way to end the round."

It was Bowie's third career hole-in-one, but first in competition. He finished with around of 1-over 71.

"I played really well, other than that horrible 8 on 17," he said. "I don't know if anyone has had such a big stroke swing from one hole to the next."

Bowie, 24, is playing in his second Porter Cup. He's currently tied for 37th at 2-over 132 through two rounds.

 

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