Shane Lowry holds the lead after the halfway stage of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Lowry, who matched the course record in the first round, posted second round 70 and leads at 12 under par. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Richard Sterne share second place at 11 under, a shot behind the leader.
“I knew today was going to be a bit of a weird day after shooting such a low score yesterday…I just tried to go out and play like I played. To be honest, right from the start, I really feel like I played pretty well today. I think I gave myself a lot of chances…Some of the shots early on were pretty horrendous. I battled back and hit some really nice shots out there and hit some in close and made some birdies. I was happy with myself.”…said the Irishman after his round.
As it stands after 36 holes:
Shane Lowry’s last European Tour title came in 2015 when he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Shane Lowry’s second round highlights:
Louis Oosthuizen already has a win this season. Last month he won the title at South African Open on home soil.