October 23, 2019
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Lowry’s assault on British Open brought forward due to approaching storm

By COLIN BARTLEY

One of Ireland’s most popular sporting figures begins his quest for immortality within the next hour.

Offaly-man, Shane Lowry, takes a four-stroke lead into the final round of the last major of the year, the British Open in golf.

DON’T miss out however, as the organisers of the tournament in Royal Portrush have moved all the starting (Tee) times forward by two hours. This is due to horrific weather forecasted, with heavy rain and strong winds set to batter the North Antrim coast later this afternoon.

Shane’s tee-time has been brought forward to 1.47pm, from its original time of 3.47pm. Now the tournament is set to finish between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Lowry shot a course record 63 yesterday to give him a four-shot lead over nearest rival, England’s Tommy Fleetwood..

Chairman of Kilkenny County Council, Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere spoke for all of the people in Kilkenny when he offered up his best wishes to the Offaly man, by putting his own cheeky spin on it.

 

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