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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry Put Themselves In The Medals Reckoning Today

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry Put Themselves In The Medals Reckoning Today

A 65 for Shane Lowry and a 66 for Rory McIlory in their second rounds in Tokyo have shot the Irishmen up the leaderboard and into medal contention.

They both sit on -7, four behind the leader Xander Schauffele and only one shot off the tie for third place. If golfers are tied for third after the final round, a play off will ensue to decide who wins the only bronze medal available.

McIlroy started the brighter and went birdie, birdie, eagle on the sixth, seventh and eighth. His back nine was slightly up and down and he would have been in a tie for third if not for a bogey on the 18th.

Lowry's round contained seven birdies and only dropped shot as he played himself into contention.

A -3 par back nine leaves him level with McIlroy in joint seventh.

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The second round, just like the opening round, was subject to lightning delays and a dozen players have yet to finish their round include Paul Casey on -7 and local favourite Hideki Matsuyama on -8. They'll finish early tomorrow.

The third round is set to follow with the Irishmen among the final three or four groupings.

The medals will be decided early on Sunday morning (Irish time) and let's hope McIlroy and Lowry are in the mix.

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John Dodge
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Football fan. Lover of sporting stats. All round nice guy. Balls.ie's so called Olympic correspondent. 100% biased against your team

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