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Lowry breaks course record to seize control at Open

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 21, 2019 12:54

Lowry breaks course record to seize control at Open

If there were any nerves concealed behind Shane Lowry’s thick beard they had no impact on his golf as the Irishman took the British Open by the scruff of the neck with a sensational course record in third round.

On a day ripe for scoring on a becalmed Dunluce links, joint overnight leader Lowry provoked a chorus of roars from the galleries that had flocked to the Antrim coast as he moved four shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood with an eight-under 63.Several other players, notably Fleetwood, tucked into the third-day birdie-feast but they could not keep pace with the 32-year-old from across the border.

Beginning the day tied on eight under with American JB Holmes, Lowry birdied the third, fifth and ninth going out and then moved into the outright lead with a birdie at the 10th following a magical seven-iron approach from the rough after a rare wayward tee shot.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 21, 2019 12:54

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