Lawrie stutters to close as Ramsay sets major targets
Paul Lawrie left the 18th green at Royal Portrush last night shaking his head with an air of puzzlement after letting a great chance slip at the Irish Open.
Earlier, after he had made eagle at the ninth hole for the second day running, Lawrie had got to seven under and at least within touching distance of French halfway leader Gregory Bourdy who had a 67 to reach 12 under.
But after a brush with a lady’s handbag strap in semi rough alongside the 13th fairway Lawrie’s round went downhill. He dropped four shots in the closing six holes and after signing for a 72 he could find himself only playing for minor place money over the weekend.
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