Lowry finishes third in Japan

Shane Lowry finished in a tie for third with Ricky Barnes on seven under par after posting a 68 at the rain-curtailled Dunlop Phoenix event in Japan.

Toshinori Muto shot 63 to win by four from Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano . His second place sees him climb into the world’s top 50 – at the expense of Tiger Woods.

Michael Hoey was 10 shots behind winner Joost Luiten in the Johor Open in Malaysia which was cut to three rounds.

Luiten from the Netherlands beat Daniel Chopra of Sweden by one shot.

Ireland’s two-time Open winner Padraig Harrington was two behind Luiten, sharing third place with Rhys Davies of Wales and Englishman James Morrison.


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