By Jay Skurski | Buffalo News Sports
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.
“To 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.