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Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims

The Offaly man played his way to even par and a share of ninth on a tough Major course.

US Open Golf Lowry watches a drive on Thursday Lenny Ignelzi Lenny Ignelzi

SHANE LOWRY WAS in sombre mood teeing off what was to become his best Major performance last week.

The Offaly man started the US Open on Thursday wearing all black and finished in ninth place wearing black as a way of marking the death of six Irish students who died when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California last week.

US Open Golf Lowry smiles as a putt drops during his round on Saturday. Ted S. Warren Ted S. Warren

After going in to the final round three shots off the lead Lowry, like most at Chambers Bay, was left frustrated by the putting surface and his fourth round 71 left him with a par round and a share of ninth.

US Open Golf The Irish golfer reacts to a missed putt that led him to a finish of even par, five shots off eventual winner Jordan Spieth. Matt York Matt York

However, the Offaly man looked on the positive side of a consistent performance on the big stage.

“It was just one of those days, it didn’t happen for me but I’ll take a lot from it, I’ll learn a lot from it,” Lowry told the Independent.

“I really enjoyed my time here, I’d a great week. It looks like I could almost have my card over here now. It’s been a big week for me, a massive week.”

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