Lowry struggles at St. Jude Classic as fellow Irishman takes the lead

Shane was plagued by bogeys once more

Justin Kelly

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Lowry struggles at St. Jude Classic as fellow Irish man takes the lead

Lowry struggles at St. Jude Classic as fellow Irish man takes the lead

Offaly golfer Shane Lowry has made a slow start to the St. Jude Classic on the PGA Tour as fellow Irishman Seamus Power assumes a one-shot lead at five under par in Memphis.

Shane signed for a two over par round of 72 after a frustrating day on Thursday, which included four bogeys and a double bogey.

The Clara man started poorly with a bogey on just the 2nd hole, and while he made that shot back with a birdie on the 3rd green, he stumbled to his second bogey of the day on the 6th.

He birdied again on 8 as he continued with his stop-start round, and things went from bad to worse after the turn. Although he birdied the 11th, he recorded two bogeys and a double bogey on a disastrous stretch from the 13th to 15th holes.

He picked up a birdie at the 16th on the way back to the clubhouse where he signed for a disappointing round of 72. He'll be hoping for a more consistent display on Friday to make the weekend.

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