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.”