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17/09/2021

Lowry hits fog and struggles at Genesis Open in California

Lowry and McDowell well placed at World Cup of Golf

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell

Clara golfer Shane Lowry will struggle to make the weekend cut after he shot a fog affected round at the Genesis Open on the PGA Tour in California overnight. He shot three over through 16 holes after fog delayed his completion of the course. He is currently tied for 120th place and looks unlikely to be sticking around in California for the weekend.

Fellow Irishman and good friend of Lowry, Padraig Harrington is in the mix and tied for seventh place on four under alongside Phil Mickelson, just three shots behind the leader.

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell carded a two-under par round of 69 on his opening round. The Portrush golfer started on the back nine on the Californian course, birdied the par-five 17th and hit more two birdies on the front nine. He went on to post a bogey on the par-three seventh and is tied for 30th place, five shots behind American leader Sam Saunders.

Dustin Johnson's bid to overtake Jason Day as world number one continued with a first-round five-under-par 66, putting the ultra-consistent American right in the shake-up.

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