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Shane Lowry posts a round of 65 in Denmark to bolster Ryder Cup hopes

Darren Clarke names his wildcard picks on Tuesday.

Lowry will be aiming to carry today's form into the weekend.
Lowry will be aiming to carry today's form into the weekend.
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Updated at 19:30

IRELAND’S SHANE LOWRY has recovered from a disappointing opening first round 75, to card a six-under 65 at the Made in Denmark event this afternoon.

The Offaly man, who was outside the nine confirmed automatic places for the Ryder Cup last week, was in danger of missing the cut but a strong second round which included just one bogey, has seen him comfortably make the weekend on two-under par.

The 29-year-old will still need a good display over the weekend, with European captain Darren Clarke announcing his three wildcard picks to take on the USA next Tuesday.

It was another fine performance from Paul Dunne, who once again shot a round of 68 to be in a tie for 12th place on six-under, seven shots behind the leader, Wales’ Bradley Derdge.

Dubliner Peter Lawrie can also look forward to the weekend after rounds of 72 and 70 left the 42-year-old on even-par, just inside the top 50.

Meanwhile, on the PGA Tour Rory McIlroy has leaped up the leaderboard at The Barclays.

The 27-year-old finished on two-under par thanks to a round of 69, but is still several strokes behind the chasing pack who are still out on the course.

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