Richard Sterne

Sterne wins leaves Lowry vulnerable for Match Play

Richard Sterne’s win in the Joburg Open left Shane Lowry in danger of missing the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Picture ©Getty Images Richard Sterne bumped Shane Lowry out of the top 64 in the world with a record-breaking seven shot win in the Joburg Open.

Sterne and Fisher Jnr five clear in Joburg Open Trevor Fisher Jnr wins the Joburg Open he will prevent Ricard Sterne overtaking Shane Lowry in the world rankings. Picture ©GettyImagesSouth Africans Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Junior will enter the final round of the Joburg Open with a five shot lead over the rest of the field after a titanic battle for supremacy on day three at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, writes the European Tour.

Calculator time for Lowry as rivals lurk

Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson is a major threat to Shane Lowry’s chances of qualifying for the WGC-Accenture Match Play later this month. Pic via pgatour.comShane Lowry would fall to 67th in the world and out of the WGC-Accenture Match Play if the leaderboards at the Joburg Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am were frozen on Friday night.

Lowry closer to Tucson as Mickelson officially pulls out

Trevor Fisher Jnr. Picture by Getty ImagesShane Lowry can start checking flights to Tucson for the WGC-Accenture Match Play after Phil Mickelson confirmed he’ll be skipping the event and Danny Willett and Kristoffer Broberg missed the cut in the Joburg Open.

Sterne threat to Lowry as McGrane goes low

Damien McGrane opened with a five under 66 in the Joburg Open but Irish eyes are fixed on leader Richard Sterne. Catherine Kotze /www.golffile.ieRichard Sterne will push Shane Lowry out of the world’s top 64 and leave him relying on withdrawls to make the Accenture Match Play if he remains at the head of affairs and wins the Joburg Open on Sunday.