Offaly golfer Shane Lowry finished third at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the weekend just one shot of the leaders at the end of his four rounds.
Midway through his final round at St Andrew’s, Lowry was in the lead on his own after a birdie on 11 which followed on from an eagle at the par 4 tenth and was on course for his third European Tour event win. However he dropped shots on 13 and 15 which left him on -22 for the tournament, one behind David Howell and Peter Uihlein. Howell went on to win the play-off and claim the title.
All in all however it was a fine four days for Shane Lowry who shot a four under par 68 at Kinsbarns, a bogey free six under par second round in St Andrew’s and a course record equalling eight under par 64 in Carnoustie.
The result earned the Clara native a cheque for just under €200,000 and shot him up to 28th on the Race to Dubai with a total of over €716,000 earned in prize money so far this year. He also jumped up to number 71 on the Official World Golf Rankings and he is currently ninth on the European Points list for the Ryder Cup.
It has been a great couple of weeks for Shane Lowry who will also represent Ireland in the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne in November.