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Shane Lowry In The Hunt After Promising Opening Round At Irish Open

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the hunt after shooting a promising opening round at the Irish Open in Lahinch, Co. Clare. 

Lowry was among the early starters on the opening day in West Clare as he teed off with Tommy Fleetwood and defending champion Russell Knox at 08.40 am.

Shane Lowry

Lowry shot a 66 to leave him just one shot behind the current joint-leaders. The Offaly man recovered well from a disappointing bogey on the Par-4 third hole to record birdies on fifth, ninth, 12th, 14th and 18th holes in what was otherwise a blemish-free round.

Elsewhere Graeme McDowell struggled this morning as he finds himself on +2 after the opening round while Seamus Power [level], Darren Clarke [level] and Gavin Moynihan [+2] will be hoping for improvements on Friday.

Padraig Harrington (-1), Paul Dunne (level) and Cormac Sharvin (-1) have just got their rounds underway.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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