Lowry leaves full of positives from Quail Hollow

Bernie McGuire
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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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