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Posted by on July 20, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

by Justin Falconer at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry makes birdie on the 15th Saturday in The 2019 Open.

Shane Lowry described it as one of the best days of his career and a quick glance at a scoreboard or a peek at the high-end news package will tell you why.

After starting the day with JB Holmes, Lowry blew the American off the golf course with an astonishing 63 and some of the loudest roar ever heard on the north coast.

Lowry scored eight birdies for the day – with a chance of a ninth and a historic round of 62 on the 18th – to earn the lowest total of 54 holes at The Open and a four-stroke buffer over the field at 16-under.

"Frankly, that's the most incredible day I've ever had on the golf course. I honestly can't explain what it was like," Lowry said after drawing his card.

"I said to [caddie] Bo who ends the 17th tee:" Maybe we will never have such a day on the golf course again. So let's enjoy this next half hour. & # 39;

"And that's what I did. The crowd was incredible. I just can't believe what it was like."

Lowry will have Tommy Fleetwood for company in the final pairing on Sunday after the Englishman came out too late in the day as the main challenger for the Irishman.

Fleetwood signed his own 66 on Saturday, also without recording a bogey, to rocket to 12-under for the tournament.

Holmes was stable in the face of partisan support around today's final pairing and his third round 69 put him on 10-under for the tournament, six back from Lowry.

He plays it on Sunday alongside fellow countryman Brooks Koepka, the 67-year-old champion of the great champion with six birdies who almost came as a side issue on an extraordinary day.

Koepka & # 39; s playing partner today, former US Open champion Justin Rose, is also 9-under for the week after his own 68.

Rickie Fowler and Lee Westwood hold sixth of the standings on 8-under par and can be the last players with a chance of winning the last men's march of the year.

The game was moved forward by an hour on Sunday due to the threat of bad weather, but don't expect the crowd in Royal Portrush to be affected.

It is safe to say that close to all 40,000 spectators who roll through the turnstiles on Sunday, hunt for a group and cheer on one man.

"Walking from the green to the next tee, people are literally a meter away from you roaring in your face, as loud as they can be," Lowry said.

"If you have to get up and ride a narrow fairway, that's pretty difficult. I thought I did very well today and hopefully I will do the same tomorrow.

"But every time I had a putt today, I just wanted to open it because I wanted to hear that roar, it was just incredible.

"It was an incredible day."

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