Dubai Duty Free Irish Open R2

Lucas Herbert takes 2-shot lead into the weekend

Irish Open 2021 R2
July 01-04
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
€3,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Lucas Herbert shot a 67 on Friday to take a two shot lead, heading into the weekend at 13-under at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.


Irish Open 2021 R2

He fired four birdies and a double bogey at the third after finding the water to make the turn in 34 then made four more birdies and a bogey to return.

“It was a little frustrating but I also felt like I did pretty well to scrap 67 out of that. I holed some really nice putts and then missed some where I probably thought that was a good chance to make.”


Irish Open 2021 R2

“The double on three didn’t help as well so for a round that hopefully is not one of the better ones of the week, I felt like I did really well to get a lot out of it and put myself into a very good position going into the weekend.

“I think it’s definitely something that comes with a win where you know you’ve proved to yourself that you can win, you can hit shots under pressure and actually win. So I’ll be taking a lot of experience from that into the weekend and try and draw on that confidence as well.”


Irish Open 2021 R2

Andy Sullivan and Grant Forrest are tied for second after rounds of 66 and 67 respectively, followed by Dale Whitnell (67) at 10-under.

Sullivan got off to a great start with birdies on his first two holes and an eagle at the par-5 5th but lost some ground when he bogeyed the par-4 7th. He made four birdies on the back nine as well as a bogey at the par-3 14th when his ball found bushes off the tee.


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Forrest also eagled the 5th and fired five birdies and two bogeys for his share of second place.

Rory McIlroy produced a bogey-free 67 to lie T34 at 5-under alongside Tommy Fleetwood (72) and Shane Lowry (69).


Irish Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Lucas Herbert
-13
64
67
131
T2
Grant Forrest
-11
66
67
133
T2
Andy Sullivan
-11
67
66
133
4
Dale Whitnell
-10
67
67
134
T5
Adrian Otaegui
-9
69
66
135
T5
Johannes Veerman
-9
65
70
135
T5
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-9
67
68
135
T5
Richard Bland
-9
69
66
135
T9
Adri Arnaus
-8
67
69
136
T9
Gregory Havret
-8
67
69
136
T9
Richie Ramsay
-8
67
69
136
T9
Antoine Rozner
-8
68
68
136
T9
Julien Guerrier
-8
68
68
136
T9
Min Woo Lee
-8
68
68
136
T9
Marcus Armitage
-8
68
68
136
T9
Jason Scrivener
-8
67
69
136
T17
Steven Brown
-7
68
69
137
T17
John Catlin
-7
69
68
137
T17
Sean Crocker
-7
67
70
137
T17
Andrew Johnston
-7
67
70
137
T17
Martin Kaymer
-7
67
70
137
T17
Francesco Laporta
-7
68
69
137
T23
Wil Besseling
-6
69
69
138
T23
Alexander Björk
-6
72
66
138
T23
Aaron Cockerill
-6
68
70
138
T23
Oliver Farr
-6
72
66
138
T23
David Howell
-6
71
67
138
T23
Matthew Jordan
-6
69
69
138
T23
Rikard Karlberg
-6
71
67
138
T23
Maximilian Kieffer
-6
71
67
138
T23
James Morrison
-6
70
68
138
T23
Jordan Smith
-6
69
69
138
T23
Jeff Winther
-6
70
68
138
T34
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-5
71
68
139
T34
Tommy Fleetwood
-5
67
72
139
T34
Justin Harding
-5
69
70
139
T34
Benjamin Hebert
-5
70
69
139
T34
Takumi Kanaya
-5
71
68
139
T34
David Law
-5
73
66
139
T34
Shane Lowry
-5
70
69
139
T34
Rory McIlroy
-5
72
67
139
T34
Chris Paisley
-5
68
71
139
T34
Thomas Pieters
-5
70
69
139
T44
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-4
68
72
140
T44
Nicolas Colsaerts
-4
67
73
140
T44
Raphael Jacquelin
-4
70
70
140
T44
Sihwan Kim
-4
72
68
140
T44
Zander Lombard
-4
69
71
140
T44
Vincent Norrman (a)
-4
68
72
140
T44
Garrick Porteous
-4
70
70
140
T44
Aaron Rai
-4
69
71
140
T44
Jack Senior
-4
72
68
140
T44
Cormac Sharvin
-4
73
67
140
T44
Connor Syme
-4
69
71
140
T44
Justin Walters
-4
69
71
140
T44
Fabrizio Zanotti
-4
68
72
140
T44
Darius van Driel
-4
72
68
140
T58
Maverick Antcliff
-3
69
72
141
T58
Dave Coupland
-3
73
68
141
T58
Darren Fichardt
-3
73
68
141
T58
Rasmus Højgaard
-3
70
71
141
T58
Scott Jamieson
-3
68
73
141
T58
Kurt Kitayama
-3
69
72
141
T58
Pablo Larrazabal
-3
69
72
141
T58
Alexander Levy
-3
68
73
141
T58
Graeme McDowell
-3
74
67
141
T58
Shubhankar Sharma
-3
74
67
141
T58
Toby Tree
-3
72
69
141
T58
Marc Warren
-3
71
70
141
T70
Nino Bertasio
-2
74
68
142
T70
Dean Burmester
-2
73
69
142
T70
George Coetzee
-2
71
71
142
T70
Thomas Detry
-2
67
75
142
T70
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
69
73
142
T70
Jazz Janewattananond
-2
72
70
142
T70
Mikko Korhonen
-2
69
73
142
T70
Richard McEvoy
-2
69
73
142
T70
Edoardo Molinari
-2
69
73
142
T70
Colm Moriarty
-2
68
74
142
T70
Robert Rock
-2
68
74
142
T70
Adrien Saddier
-2
70
72
142
T70
Kalle Samooja
-2
68
74
142
T70
Chris Wood
-2
70
72
142
T70
Daniel van Tonder
-2
73
69
142
T85
Jorge Campillo
-1
72
71
143
T85
Alejandro Cañizares
-1
73
70
143
T85
Ross Fisher
-1
70
73
143
T85
Calum Hill
-1
72
71
143
T85
Masahiro Kawamura
-1
68
75
143
T85
Niall Kearney
-1
71
72
143
T85
Marcus Kinhult
-1
68
75
143
T85
Romain Langasque
-1
71
72
143
T85
Ross McGowan
-1
72
71
143
T85
Gavin Moynihan
-1
75
68
143
T85
Thorbjørn Olesen
-1
67
76
143
T85
Wade Ormsby
-1
71
72
143
T85
Oliver Wilson
-1
73
70
143
T98
Laurie Canter
E
72
72
144
T98
Oliver Fisher
E
75
69
144
T98
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
67
77
144
T98
Søren Kjeldsen
E
72
72
144
T98
Niklas Lemke
E
70
74
144
T98
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
E
70
74
144
T98
Renato Paratore
E
71
73
144
T98
Eddie Pepperell
E
74
70
144
T98
Benjamin Poke
E
71
73
144
T98
Tapio Pulkkanen
E
69
75
144
T98
Robin Roussel
E
74
70
144
T98
Julian Suri
E
72
72
144
T98
Paul Waring
E
73
71
144
T111
Jonathan Caldwell
+1
76
69
145
T111
Ashley Chesters
+1
76
69
145
T111
Jamie Donaldson
+1
69
76
145
T111
Paul Dunne
+1
72
73
145
T111
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
+1
70
75
145
T111
Pedro Figueiredo
+1
71
74
145
T111
Matthieu Pavon
+1
71
74
145
T111
Carlos Pigem
+1
73
72
145
T111
Mark Power (a)
+1
73
72
145
T111
Sebastian Soderberg
+1
71
74
145
T121
Stephen Gallacher
+2
73
73
146
T121
David Horsey
+2
74
72
146
T121
Joakim Lagergren
+2
70
76
146
T121
Joost Luiten
+2
74
72
146
T121
Adrian Meronk
+2
73
73
146
T121
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+2
73
73
146
T121
Joel Stalter
+2
72
74
146
T121
Sami Valimaki
+2
75
71
146
T129
David Drysdale
+3
71
76
147
T129
Padraig Harrington
+3
76
71
147
T129
Shaun Norris
+3
70
77
147
T129
Alvaro Quiros
+3
72
75
147
T129
Ricardo Santos
+3
75
72
147
T129
Lars van Meijel
+3
76
71
147
T135
Thomas Aiken
+4
75
73
148
T135
Lucas Bjerregaard
+4
74
74
148
T135
Lorenzo Gagli
+4
74
74
148
T135
Callum Shinkwin
+4
77
71
148
T139
Peter Hanson
+5
72
77
149
T139
Rowan Lester
+5
73
76
149
T139
Jake McLeod
+5
77
72
149
T139
Haydn Porteous
+5
72
77
149
T139
Brandon Stone
+5
78
71
149
T139
Graeme Storm
+5
77
72
149
145
Wilco Nienaber
+6
78
72
150
T146
Robin Dawson (a)
+8
82
70
152
T146
Ryan Fox
+8
76
76
152
T146
Gavin Kyle Green
+8
75
77
152
T146
Haotong Li
+8
76
76
152
T150
Scott Hend
+9
75
78
153
T150
Simon Thornton
+9
77
76
153
152
Neil O’Briain
+11
78
77
155
T153
Andrea Pavan
+12
78
78
156
T153
Caolan Rafferty
+12
78
78
156
W/D
Sam Horsfield
+3
75
75