Shane Lowry posts insane back-to-back eagles in Round 3 at St Andrews (video)

Shane Lowry made a quiet climb up the rankings at Friday’s British Open but needed just two holes to shoot back-to-back with the Eagles on Saturday.

It’s on the weekend at British Open and the start of the third round showed that St Andrews had some good results to go. Kevin Kisner came out and fired a monster 65 to start the day and make a big jump into the top 20. However, it was also someone who made a big jump on Friday, 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry, making a big jump in short order in his round.

Lowry blasted a 4-under 68 in his second round to take a big step up the leaderboard and firmly secure his spot for the weekend. After shooting 1-unders on his first eight holes on Saturday, the Irishman uncorked some magic for the spectators at St Andrews on the ninth and tenth holes.

Namely, he never had to pull out the putter on either hole when sinking two short approaches for back-to-back Eagles.

British Open: Shane Lowry holes for consecutive Eagles

After his drive into the short ninth hole hit the short rough near the green, he hit a nifty little flip wedge into the green from 43 yards that hit the bottom of the cup. He was 46 yards down the fairway on the 10th hole and again showed the feel in his hands with another hole-out that gave him four shots on the field in just two holes and jumped him into the top 10.

Lowry is initially a fan favorite when he’s in the UK, so it’s not shocking that there was a good crowd to have fun after back-to-back Eagles.

Talk about a dream start to the round for Lowry, although he soon returned one with a bogey on the 12th hole. Still, he managed to go from just playing to teammate at the turn of the weekend in just four strokes over two holes.

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John Verrall

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