GORDON LOWDEN of Barnhill, who died recently, was well-known in rugby and golf circles.
The former chartered accountant began his prestigious rugby career while at Strathallan School from 1935-44.
The scrum-half worked his way from the “wee man” to school captain.
But it was at Cambridge University that he really excelled.
On December 11 1945 he got his Cambridge Blue when the university team played Oxford.
Mr Lowden’s wife Kathleen said: “Getting the Cambridge Blue was the highlight of his rugby career.”
When he moved back to Tayside he played for and captained Dundee High School Former Pupils from 1949-53 and North and Midlands.
One match report singled Mr Lowden out for praise.
It said: “He made several dangerous breaks on his own and well deserved to score the only try for his side.”
Mr Lowden played for Panmure RFC from 1953-57 before a knee injury forced him to hang up his boots.
He switched his attention to golf, joining Panmure Golf Club in 1956 where he went on to become a four-time club champion and captain and reduced his handicap to two.
He was also a county player.
In 1985 he was elected to the Senior Golfers Society.
An article from The Courier’s records lauded him as “something of an all-rounder”.