Super start for Lowry in Dubai

Offaly’s Shane Lowry has made a super start at the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World with a three under par 69 that currently leaves him in the top ten with half the field already in the clubhouse

Offaly’s Shane Lowry has made a super start at the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World with a three under par 69 that currently leaves him in the top ten with half the field already in the clubhouse

The Esker Hills golfer made a dream start with three bridies in his first four holes. From there he had eight succesive pars before dropping a shot on the par 3 13th however he got that shot back on the 16th with his fourth birdie of the round.

Clubhouse leader is Scotland’s Paul Lawrie who carded a seven under par 65 to lead the field by three.

Rory McIlroy (7), Darren Clarke (10) and Graeme McDowell (11) are all currently one under par. Michael Hoey is +2 after 15 while Peter Lawrie finished on +3.

(Updated at 10am. More details to follow later)