Shane Lowry shoots to the lead at RBC Heritage tournament

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Shane Lowry shoots to the lead at RBC Heritage tournament

Shane Lowry shoots to the lead at RBC Heritage tournament

Shane Lowry has banished the demons of missing the cut at last week's US Masters to lead at this week's RBC Heritage tournament on the PGA Tour. 

The Offaly man holds the clubhouse lead at six under par after a flawless bogey-free round of 65 at Hilton Head.

Shane started his round on the tenth tee and hit two birdies in his first three holes, making a further birdie at the 15th, his sixth hole of the day, prior to the turn.

He started his back 9 with another birdie on the 2nd hole, his 12th of the day on Thursday, and finished with further birdies on the 5th and 9th holes to finish on six under par. 

He now leads the tournament with a high-class field, including the likes of Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. 

He continues his bid for his second tournament win of the season on Friday.