Lowry in contention despite disastrous 18th hole at BMW PGA Championship

He hit seven birdies at Wentworth

Justin Kelly

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Lowry in contention despite disastrous 18th hole at BMW PGA Championship

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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