Final round flourish fires Lowry up to fifth at Irish Open

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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A final round of three under par 69 shot Shane Lowry back up the leaderboard at the Irish Open and he eventually finished in a tie for fifth place.

A final round of three under par 69 shot Shane Lowry back up the leaderboard at the Irish Open and he eventually finished in a tie for fifth place.

While others were slipping down the leaderboard, the Offaly golfer bounced back from his disappointing third round on Saturday to finish joint fifth with Northern Ireland’s Gareth Shaw and the Spanish trio of Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Jose Maria Olazabal and Alvaro Quiros.

The result earned him a cheque for €61,920 and moves him up to 43rd in the Race to Dubai rankings.

The eventual winner was England’s Paul Casey who sho a final round of five under par 67 including a spectacular eagle on the last. Robert Rock and Joost Luiten were in a tie for second.