Shane Lowry takes opening lead at Bay Hill

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March 8, 2024
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Following his top-5 finish at last week's Cognizant Classic, Shane Lowry is still in good form and produced an eagle at the par-5 12th, five birdies and a single bogey for a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he is playing on a sponsor exemption.

"I played here six times, I missed the cut five times. Last year I made the cut and shot 81 on Saturday and finished tied 67 or something around there. Going out there with very low expectations today.

"I knew I was playing well. Golf's a funny game. Just had it under control today," said the Irishman. "I can give you, going back on my career around this place, I can, last year was my first year in a few years to play it, so I feel like I was a bit of a different golfer then. But, yeah, it's one of these places where some people love it. I've struggled with it over the years. I come here, it's a nice place to come, it's a good, obviously a great tournament, a huge tournament, and I'm very happy with that today. Maybe that's the kind of score I need to shoot around here to just give myself the confidence to go out and play my game around here.

American Justin Lower qualified for the event via the Aon Swing 5 and lies in a share of second place at 7-under alongside Japan's Hideki Matsuyama.

In fourth place at 4-under are Americans Russell Henley, Lee Hodges, Sam Burns and Sahith Theegala.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Shane Lowry-666
T2Justin Lower-567
T2Hideki Matsuyama-567
T4Russell Henley-468
T4Lee Hodges-468
T4Sam Burns-468
T4Sahith Theegala-468
T8Luke List-369
T8Will Zalatoris-369
T8Min Woo Lee-369
T8Nick Taylor-369
T8Sepp Straka-369
T8Chris Kirk-369
T8Brian Harman-369
T8Justin Thomas-369
T8Emiliano Grillo-369
T8Adam Hadwin-369
T8Harris English-369
T8Jordan Spieth-369
T20Jason Day-270
T20Scottie Scheffler-270
T20Corey Conners-270
T20Eric Cole-270
T20Collin Morikawa-270
T25C.T. Pan-171
T25Keegan Bradley-171
T25Andrew Putnam-171
T25J.T. Poston-171
T25Wyndham Clark-171
T25Viktor Hovland-171
T25David Ford(a)-171
T25Byeong Hun An-171
T25Sungjae Im-171
T25Max Homa-171
T35Nick DunlapPar72
T35Stephan JaegerPar72
T35Adam SchenkPar72
T35Justin RosePar72
T35Tom HogePar72
T35Taylor MoorePar72
T35Patrick RodgersPar72
T35Austin EckroatPar72
T35Grayson MurrayPar72
T35Erik van RooyenPar72
T35Cam DavisPar72
T35Denny McCarthyPar72
T35Seamus PowerPar72
T35Xander SchauffelePar72
T49Tom Kim+173
T49Webb Simpson+173
T49Tommy Fleetwood+173
T49Cameron Young+173
T49Lucas Glover+173
T49Rory McIlroy+173
T49Ludvig Åberg+173
T49Adam Scott+173
T57Brendon Todd+274
T57Matthieu Pavon+274
T57Christiaan Bezuidenhout+274
T57Patrick Cantlay+274
T57Matt Fitzpatrick+274
T62Mackenzie Hughes+375
T62Rickie Fowler+375
T62Si Woo Kim+375
65Sami Valimaki+476
T66Nicolai Højgaard+577
T66Jake Knapp+577
68Kurt Kitayama+678
69Adam Svensson+779
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Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024

Date: March 7th - 10th 2024

Location: Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge Orlando, FL • USA

Purse: $20,000,000

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