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Shane Lowry fired two birdies in his closing three holes to move into the mix at the halfway stage of the Hong Kong Open.

The Open Champion took route 66 to the Hong Kong Golf Clubhouse to climb into a share of 7th place, four strokes off Australian Wade Ormsby’s five-under par lead.

“I am very pleased to be honest,” Lowry reflected on a round that included five birdies in total and 16 greens found in regulation.

“It’s my first tournament in a while and you don’t really know how you are going to play. You are out there on a tricky golf course and I played two really nice rounds.

“I didn’t really hole much for five-under after two rounds so I am happy where I am, I am right where I want to be and I am looking forward to the weekend.”

Lowry was again matched stride for stride by Asian Tour Order of Merit holder Jazz Janewattananond who returned a 66 of his own – the same score as Ormsby who added to his opening 65 to head the field at nine-under.

The Clara golfer trails at minus-five but given he’s halfway towards his week-long target of a double-digit return, he was more than content heading into the weekend.

“I said if I got to double figures under par, I’d be happy enough,” Lowry added. “I think as the weekend goes on, the golf course is going to dry out and it’s going to start playing trickier.

“I think 10, 11, 12-under will have a chance at the weekend. You never know. Wade is nine under now. If he has a really good weekend, he might run away but hopefully I can shoot two decent scores and give myself a chance.”

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