Lowry 2 Off Lead In British Masters

Shane Lowry is just two off the lead following his second round at the British Masters – he shot a 69 today to go into the weekend on 7-under par. Graeme McDowell has moved to 5-under. Padraig Harrington had a disappointing 72 to end the day on 4-under. Niall Kearney is 3-under; Paul Dunne is 2-under after shooting a 69, and Michael Hoey is level following a 73 today. Leading the way at Woburn on 9-under are Soren Kjeldsen and Matthew Fitzpatrick. The USA lead by 1 point at the Presidents Cup. The International team won 3 and drew 1 of the 5 fourballs today to reduce the deficit to 5 and a half to 4 and a half. First in the Ladies European Tour International Open is shared by Jing Yan and Gwladys Nocera. They stand at 9 under after rounds of 65 and 68 respectively and are 2 ahead of Kusuma Meechai. Ha Na Jang is ahead in Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, on 10 under after a 65, one ahead of Xi Yu Lin.