Lowry in contention despite disastrous 18th hole at BMW PGA Championship
Shane Lowry is just four shots of the lead after a first round of 69 at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on the European Tour.
The Clara man enjoyed seven birdies in a largely positive round, but a double-bogey on the last saw him drop from five under to three under, four behind leader, Lucas Bjerregaard.
Shane got off to a blistering at one of his favourite courses, hitting two birdies in his first four holes. A bogey on the 6th was a minor setback as the Esker Hills man followed it with a birdie on the 8th, making the turn at two under par.
He once again launched a stunning drive on the back nine with birdies on the 11th, 12th and 14th, rocketing him up the leaderboard on five under par.
He score remained the same after a bogey on 16 and a birdie on 17, while a the double-bogey at the last left him at three under par.
Lowry had chances to be in an even more commanding position but he remains well in contention at a tournament and a course he's known to enjoy having finished 6th here in 2017 and 2015.
Lowry tees of on his second round alongside Thomas Bjorn and Graeme McDowell at 8:35am on Friday morning.
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