British Open 2019 Final Round : The final round of the British Open gets going early Sunday, the result of a rough forecast for the afternoon and evening that expects to see heavy rain and winds hit Royal Portrush. While the action gets going around 2:32 a.m. ET (!), the leaders are expected to tee off around 8:47 a.m. ET (1:47 p.m. local time).
That final group consists of Shane Lowry, an Irishman, and Tommy Fleetwood, an Englishman. Lowry dazzled the supportive Northern Ireland crowd Saturday as he carded an 8-under 63 to take a four-shot lead over Fleetwood (who’s at 12 under).
Lowry has been in this position before: at the 2016 U.S. Open. In that tournament he saw his four-shot lead in the final round evaporate when he posted a 76 to finish tied for seond behind Dustin Johnson.
It’s here at last, Sunday of The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. We’ll keep you fully updated throughout the day on our blog.
Offaly’s Shane Lowry takes a four shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood into the final round as he bids to become the fifth Irishman to lift the Claret Jug, following in the footsteps of Fred Daly, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.
Starting seven shots back, American Brooks Koepka will be aided by Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott in his bid to chase down the lead.
The final round of the BFF-Unicef U-16 National Women’s Championship 2019 is all set to kick off at Birshrestha Shaheed Sepahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur Saturday with the participation of six zonal champions and two best runners-up from the preliminary round.
The eight teams were split into two groups during the draw after deciding their seeding based on the results in the respective zonal finals at six separate venues.
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So Lowry will be challenged not only to convert on a 54-hole lead at Royal Portrush, where he was a winner as an amateur, but to do so facing foreboding conditions that will certainly put some big numbers in play. Here’s how the leaderboard looks heading into Sunday’s final round:
Shane Lowry set the course record to take a four shot lead into the final day at Royal Portrush.