Lowry leaves full of positives from Quail Hollow

Bernie McGuire

Shane Lowry has packed plenty of positives into his golf bag heading the short distance from Charlotte to this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.

Lowry ended a sixth PGA with scores of 74, 69, 74 and a closing 72 for a five-over tally and just outside the top-50.

However, it was a continuingly frustrating affair for Lowry in parring his first six holes but then dropping three shots in a five-hole stretch from the seventh to 11th holes.


At the ninth hole, his second shot was way left and struck the ankle of a young boy in a wheelchair but with no serious injury and Lowry brought a big smile to his face and handed him both a signed glove and signed ball but unfortunately recorded a bogey.

On the par four 12th, he sent his second shot to around 50-feet short of the flag and Lowry could smile himself, seeing his birdie putt drop.

The Clara golfer then holed a seven-footer for birdie at 14 and a then a near tap-in on the next also for birdie ahead of a closing bogey.

“There’s plenty of positives to take away as I felt like I played nicely,” he said. “I mean, it’s funny, like, I putted as good as I’ve putted for a long, long time and I have finished about 50th. I also felt like I drove it well.  I felt like my iron play at times was very good. So, I feel like I’m very close as this golf course is very difficult.  It is what it is.  It’s a slog out there.  One bad shot and you are probably going to make bogey.  That was just the way it was.”

“It was alright, so 5-over is probably fair enough for how I played this week.  Probably could have been a little better.  But that’s it.”

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