Lowery started the day slowly on the back nine with five bogeys, three consecutively (holes 10, 11, 12, 16, 18) for a 41 (+5) but rallied on the front nine with three birdies (holes 1, 3, 6) for a 33 (-3) to complete the round. The former Alabama golfer is competing for the seventh year in a row at the Magnolia State course. His best finish at the MGRC was tying for seventh in 2011. Lowery earned a total $128,160 in the previous six.
He has won $1.8 plus million (129 events) since joining the PGA Champions Tour in 2010. Lowery earned $15 plus million (601 events) on the PGA Tour between 1983 and 2015. He pocketed $126,336 from the WEB.COM Tour (29 events, 1990-92).
BamaMag.com spoke with the 56-year old Birmingham native after shooting the opening round on Friday.