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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C
Paul Harding
# in on the act
Shane Lowry added to a great weekend for the Irish with second-place at the British Masters
Lowry finished in a tie for second at Woburn.

NOT CONTENT TO let rugby, soccer, boxing and GAA county finals grab the headlines, the Irish also decided to hit form on the golf course.

Shane Lowry went on a final day charge at the British Masters at Woburn, eventually finishing in a tie for second, two shots back from the winner Matt Fitzpatrick.

Lowry started the day three shots off Fitzpatrick and joint-leader Kiradech Aphibanrat, with Graeme McDowell three shots further back on six under par.

However, birdies on the 4th, 6th and 12th lifted Lowry up to 12 under, before two birdies and a bogey in the home stretch ensured he’d finish second.

With a four under par final round of 67, there wasn’t much more Lowry could do, with Fitzpatrick shooting four birdies on the back nine to carry a three shot lead up the last. Not even a bogey on the 18th could stop him as he took the title by two shots.

Lowry was even playing to the cameras, seeing the fun side when his drive on the 303 yard par 4 12th went beyond the green.

lowry muscles

McDowell, meanwhile, had shot to 10 under par at one point this afternoon, with this eagle putting him just three shots off the leaders.

mcdowell putt

However, a disastrous run of three bogeys and a triple bogey in the space of six holes saw him finish way back from the leaders on five under.

Elsewhere Paul Dunne and Niall Kearney both wrapped up on six under par, Michael Hoey was four under, with Padraig Harrington finishing on three under.

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