Lowry and McDowell well placed at World Cup of Golf

Irish duo just three shots off the lead in Melbourne

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Lowry and McDowell well placed at World Cup of Golf

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell

The Irish duo of Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are just three shots off the lead in a tie for seventh place after the opening round foursomes at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf.

After a double bogey on the par five 8th, the duo bounced back with three birdies before they dropped a shot on the last. 

The Spanish duo of Rafa Cabrera Belloand Jon Rahm lead the field on three under with the American pairing of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker a shot behind alongside the Chinese and French teams.

The tournament, which is being staged at Kingston Heath GC in Melbourne, is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team comprised of two players. The first and third days are foursomes (alternate shot) play and the second and final days are four-ball (best ball) play.