Lowry squeaks inside RBC Heritage cut

Lowry squeaks inside RBC Heritage cut
 Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry's roller-coaster form continued in the RBC Heritage when he followed his opening 66 with a 75 to scrape in for the weekend on the cut mark.

The Offaly native, 30, is clearly lacking confidence, as he revealed when he shot a five-under-par first round and said: "Today it's a 66. Tomorrow it might be something different. And that's just the way it is."

After holing 155 feet worth of putts in round one, albeit with a 60 footer at the 18th, he managed just 53 feet in round two with his longest successful putt a seven-footer for birdie at the 11th.

He needed that birdie having started horribly, covering his opening nine at Harbour Town Golf Links in five-over 40 as he bogeyed the 12th, double bogeyed the par-five 15th and then bogeyed the 16th and 17th.

He managed to hit just three greens in regulation on his first nine but improved coming home to take his tally for the day to eight as he birdied the first and second, then parred his next six holes before finishing with another bogey at the last.

After going 72-79 to miss the cut by one in the Masters, Lowry will be relieved to have made the weekend on the mark but frustrated that the game is proving far from easy recently.

At the top of the leaderboard, Canada's Graham DeLaet (67) and England's Luke Donald (67) lead by two shots on 10-under par from Ian Poulter (68) and Webb Simpson (68).

Former RBC Heritage winner Graeme McDowell followed his opening 72 with a three-under-par 68 to move up to tied 47th on two-under-par.