Solid Start For Lowry In Abu Dhabi

Open champion in two under par

Shane Lowry is 2 under par after his opening round at the Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates. 

The Offaly man, who is the defending champion, carded a solid round of 70 which included five birdies a double bogey and a bogey.

Italian Renato Paratore leads on 8 under following a 64.  

Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia have started well - they finished on 6 and 5 under par respectively. 

Padraig Harrington is 4 over after slumping to a 76.

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