Disaster on 14th hole sinks promising second round for Lowry

This did not go to plan

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry

A triple-bogey on the 14th hole has halted the second round progress of Shane Lowry at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. 

Lowry started his second round from level par having shot an inconsistent 72 on Thursday, and yet again, those inconsistencies cost him on Friday.

He went out like a train and managed five birdies in the first ten holes, a run that was enough to see him jump briefly to the head of the leaderboard. 

A bogey on 11 brought him back to four under and with par putts held on 12 and 13, it looked like the Esker Hills man was settling into a pleasing round at Sun City. 

However, the 14th hole brought disaster, and having hit a birdie on the same hole on Thursday, Lowry took eight shots on the Par 5 to derail his round. 

A birdie at 16 was cancelled out by another bogey at 18 as Lowry signed for a one under par round of 71. 

The Clara man is now six shots of the lead as the afternoon players threaten to pull away in the slackening conditions. 

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